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The “cities of refuge” were six cities in the Land of Israel designated as havens for murderers. They also exist on the spiritual plane.
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Both Mattot and Massei are parashiyot read during the Three Weeks – both are lessons on galut.
From Parshat Maasei & the period of the 3 Weeks we learn not to view difficulty as a wholly negative experience, but as the greatest facilitator of growth.
The laws of “vows” grant the authority & ability to define with our words & actions the very nature of our environment to ordinary, mortal man.
The Torah delegates various aspects of our relationship with G-d to “appointed times” but we should also endeavor to make “every day an appointed time”.
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Unpacking the miracle of space in the Ark in the Holy Temple and the significance of time in the banquet that is our world.
In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
Caleb’s role in the tragic story of The 12 Spies in Parshat Shelach.
The theme, in this week’s Torah portion, the destruction of the wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, a deceptively complex story…
While many of the Torah’s laws are time- & place-specific, their significance is always eternal & universal, such as kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple