Zohar

The War of the Reptiles

Jan 19, 2018Comments off

The Zohar on Parashat Bo offers a mysterious and most profound explanation why God told Moses “Come to Pharaoh” instead of “Go to Pharaoh.” In

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Joseph’s path to unravelling the subc...

Jul 06, 2017Comments off

Meditating on Joseph’s essential faculties, Rav Ginsburgh reveals how they all contribute to his special talent of being able to unravel the workings of our

Parshat Chukat: Why Is There Death in the W...

Mar 13, 2014No Comments

Audio This article is based on a recorded lecture. You can listen to the lecture by clicking here. (You can also download the lecture by right-clicking

Parashat Balak: Turning a Curse into a Bles...

Jul 06, 2012No Comments

In this week’s Torah portion we read how Balak, King of Moab, hired Balaam, an expert sorcerer, to curse the Jewish people, in an attempt

Sacrifice and self-sacrifice

Jul 12, 2012No Comments

This week’s Torah portion is named after Pinchas whose zealous act retracted God’s anger and atoned for the Jewish people’s sins of promiscuity. The final

Three Reasons to Honor your Parents

Aug 07, 2011No Comments

The name of this month, Av, means “father.” This is the month to connect to our parents (father and mother) and honor them. “Honor your

Observing Shabbat

Jul 22, 20112 Comments

Shabbat in relation to the weekdays is as sight to hearing. Throughout the week Divine vibrations fill my heart. On Shabbat I see Godliness. In

Snake Spine

Mar 15, 20112 Comments

In the Torah there are many applications to the “law of similars.” One of them is that in order to kill a snake you must

The Creation of Misunderstanding

Mar 02, 2011No Comments

“Wisdom” (חכמה, 73), is equal to “misunderstanding” (אי-הבנה). The world was created with wisdom that gives rise to misunderstanding. The Torah begins, “In the beginning

Of Unicorns and Men

Feb 24, 20112 Comments

A horn is also a musical instrument, beginning with the shofar, the crown of all musical instruments in the Torah. Unicorns have one horn protruding

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