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In the case of the Spies in Parshat Shelach G-d said, “I’m not telling you what to do—do as you see fit.” G-d was opening a new arena of human potential.
Essays • 1 Comment
One of the greatest tragedies of Jewish history was the debacle of “The Spies” in Parshat Shelach. The spies failed their mission: it all came down to sight
The verses in Parshat Beha’alotecha specify two laws of the menorah corresponding to two visions of man provided by Rashi and Nachmanides.
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Pursuit of a hobby can be an act of selflessness — when the soul of the pursuit is in sync.
Chassidic explanation of the difference between the Spies and later the Tribes of Reuben and Gad who requested land east of the Jordan re divine sparks.
Weekly Op-Ed •January 26th, 2012• 13 Comments
Moses – and the Moses that lives on in each one of us – is a stark reminder, and a symbol of hope, that even in our hyper stimulated media age we can see through the fog and recognize what is really true and enduring.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 8th, 2007• 4 Comments
Paralleling the miraculous Six-Day War victory with the story of the Twelve Spies in Parshat Shelach – how Jewish leaders should learn from past mistakes.
Weekly Op-Ed • 6 Comments
In Parshat Bamidbar what power did Sinai have that united the people when they “camped opposite the mountain”? Total fusion of matter & spirit; body & soul.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 14th, 2006• 22 Comments
The universe is and has always been at war & Israel its epicentre. The latest terror attack coinciding with the 3 Weeks stresses the true nature of the war.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 17th, 2006• 47 Comments
Undoubtedly education of the young is the key to preserving spiritual identity. Today, nothing less than a revolution is necessary in our education systems.