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In order to seize seize an opportunity, you first have to recognize it. While some of the opportunities given to you in life are obvious, others are hidden. What does it mean that an opportunity is hidden, and how can you find it?
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The purpose of exile as explained through the metaphor of cholent, a stew eaten on the Jewish Sabbath. What cholent teaches us about the meaning of exile.
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Both Mattot and Massei are parashiyot read during the Three Weeks – both are lessons on galut.
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Insights on the power of Aaron’s staff, divine sparks, and Egyptian rain.
Jacob teaches us the proper perspective of exile; refusing to become reconciled with it or accepting it as a state that is normal or comfortable.
Every soul has its own “sparks” scattered about in the world, which actually form an integral part of itself: no soul is complete until it has redeemed those sparks related to its being.
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Wherever you go, as difficult as the journey may be it is all for a higher purpose: to redeem the Divine sparks that can only be found in that dark place.
January 3rd, 2002• Comments Off on Shmos: Entering the Real World
As the Book of Exodus begins, the Jewish plight transforms from local to global. Slavery teaches the nation of suffering and redemption.