Moses

Shemot – Living with the Torah’s We...

Jan 04, 2018Comments off

Shemot: Sunday: In the Merit of Women “And these are the names (Shmot) of the sons of Israel coming to Egypt”. Jacob and his sons

The new leader of the generation

Jul 12, 20122 Comments

Following a plague that wiped out many of the Jewish people, which came as punishment for their licentious behavior, God told Moses to take a

Rectifying the sin of the spies

May 31, 20131 Comment

Parashat Shelach begins with the words, “Send yourself men to survey the land of Canaan….” What was the purpose of this assignment? There is obviously

Purifying the power of speech

Aug 30, 2012No Comments

In the part of the Zohar called Ra’aya Meheimna, Moses’ soul root reveals Torah secrets to Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his students. The Ra’aya

Completing Moses’ task

Aug 03, 2012No Comments

On the verse in this week’s parashah, “You have begun to show your servant…” the Zohar asks, What beginning is the verse referring to? It

The gift of prayer

Aug 01, 20122 Comments

The Holy Land– the greatest gift of all The opening verse of this week’s Torah portion begins Moses’ account of how he prayed to enter

How long do we have to wait for Mashiach?

Jul 19, 20121 Comment

Patience, alacrity, Torah and mitzvah In a previous article, we discussed the swiftness with which Pinchas acted and in contrast we saw that Joshua did

Absolute Nothing, Relative Nothing, Intangi...

Aug 09, 20113 Comments

There are two levels of “nothing,” absolute nothing and relative nothing, and two levels of “something,” intangible something and tangible something. Absolute nothing is the

Shining the Mentor’s Light

Aug 09, 20113 Comments

The Seer of Lublin once said, “Between mentor and mentor (Rebbe and Rebbe) I can’t differentiate and I don’t want to differentiate. Between disciple and

Keen Eyesight Isn’t Necessarily Good ...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra’ah, literally “the seer.” The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees