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Our sages explain the significance of Shemini Atzeret. Shemini Atzeret is the one-day festival that immediately follows the seven-day festival of Sukkot.
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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.
Caleb’s role in the tragic story of The 12 Spies in Parshat Shelach.
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.
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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
A response to the thousands of emails written about the previous essay which discussed the notions of “conservative” and “liberal” belief in America…
The month of Elul is a month of love and compassion. In this time how does prayer help us to face and respond to pain and suffering?
Even when the elders’ belief is clouded the children’s faith can carry us through difficult times.
Man was empowered to live a G-dly life, to think G-dly thoughts, speak G-dly words and do G-dly deeds through the mitzvot of the Torah established by G-d.