Exodus – Shemot

Bo: Extracting the Sparks from Pharaoh

Jan 25, 2023Comments off

“Come (Bo) to Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart…” This is the third and last time that Moses is told to “come to Pharaoh”,

Va’eirah: Don’t be Apathetic

Jan 18, 2023Comments off

In the first plague in Egypt, the waters of the river turned into blood. The Lubavitcher Rebbe says: Water symbolizes coldness and apathy, while blood

Shemot: Until When?

Jan 10, 2023Comments off

“And Moses returned to God and he said, ‘God, why have You done bad to this Nation, why did You send me? And since I

Shemot: Shifrah and Puah

Jan 10, 2023Comments off

Q&A: Secret of Ages of Seven Generatio...

Nov 29, 2022Comments off

Q: What is the significance of our being told that Levi lived 137 years, Kehat 133 years and Amram 137 years? (Exodus 6:14-27) A: The

Pekudai: Forgotten Souls

Feb 27, 2022Comments off

At the beginning of the Torah portion of Pekudai, Moses gives a detailed accounting of the money donated to the Tabernacle. Every Jew gave half

Ki Tisah: Seeing with the Heart

Feb 13, 2022Comments off

And He said, “You will not be able to see My frontside, for no man can see me and live…and you will see My backside,

Tetzaveh: The Secret Weapon Against Amalek

Feb 07, 2022Comments off

“And you shall make a plate of pure gold and you shall engrave upon it engraving of a signet, ‘Sacred to God…’ and it shall

Trumah: The Rectification of the Snake

Jan 31, 2022Comments off

“And you shall make the altar of acacia wood…and you shall overlay it with copper.”[1] This altar, which stood in the courtyard of the Tabernacle,

Parashat Terumah: Experiencing Miracles

Jan 31, 2022Comments off

In the desert Tabernacle (and later, in the Temple in Jerusalem) three levels of miracle occurred daily, representing the unification between the supernatural and the