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The 49 curses listed in the Torah portion of Bechukosei evokes an interesting question: what possible benefit can be found in these curses?
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Don’t be discouraged by the gap between spiritual and material. G-d wants an earthly sanctuary constructed of the finite materials of physical life.
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe (Frierdiker Rebbe) was a realist: an optimist with experience – the USSR has disintegrated but Judaism is alive & thriving.
Can spiritual concepts be expressed in everyday language? Or must they be discussed only in somber tones and sacred whispers?
The Hebrew word vayikra, “and he called,” used by the Torah to describe Adam’s calling the name of every creature displays the significance of naming…
Weekly Op-Ed •Questions & Answers • 11 Comments
Weekly Op-Ed •Questions & Answers •April 7th, 2005• 25 Comments
Understanding the apparent abundance of violence and anger in the Torah requires one to gain deeper insight into its literal and symbolic dimensions.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 3rd, 2004• 11 Comments
Parshat Behaalotcho discusses kindling the menorah that the flames rise on their own: recognizing G-d in our own lives by saying “im yirtzeh Hashem”.
Weekly Op-Ed •May 29th, 2003• 0 Comments
Insecurities are reflected in the use of noncommittal expressions and speaking without conviction can create new insecurities.
December 26th, 2002•
In Parshat Shmot, Moses becomes the channel through which G/d speaks to Pharaoh and to His people, revealing the secret to communication.