Exodus – Shemot

Mishpatim: Pi Day

Jan 23, 2022Comments off

One of the laws mentioned in our parashah is, “But if he lives for a day or two days (יוֹם אוֹ יוֹמַיִם) he will not

Beshalach: Splitting of the Waters Above an...

Jan 10, 2022Comments off

Based on the wording describing the splitting of the Red Sea, the sages learn that all the waters on the earth split, not just the

Beshalach: Perfect Health

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Sweetening the Waters Following the Splitting of the Sea, the Children of Israel reached a place called Marah—literally, “bitter,” in Hebrew—and complained about the bitter

Bo: A Slap in the Face

Jan 03, 2022Comments off

After Moses informed Pharaoh of the upcoming plague of the firstborn and the exodus from Egypt that would follow on its heels, the Torah says,

The Ten Plagues and the Morning Prayer

Dec 29, 2021Comments off

In Chassidic thought[1] it is explained that every day we are entrusted with the task of afflicting our evil inclination with the same Ten Plagues

Parashat Va'eira : Ten Phrases of Redemptio...

Dec 26, 2021Comments off

One of the most familiar parts of the Seder night is the 4 cups of wine, based on the 4 phrases (leshonot) of redemption found

What is YOUR Name?

Dec 24, 2021Comments off

Names and Identity Imagine that nobody had names. Perhaps just ID numbers. What is wrong with that? Everybody has their number, which is only theirs.

Four Crowns and the Hierarchy of Needs

Feb 18, 2021Comments off

Three of the vessels Moses is commanded to construct for the Tabernacle have a special feature in common. The ark, the table, and the golden-altar

Vayakhel – Pekudai: Drawing Down the ...

Mar 20, 2020Comments off

Harav Ginsburgh explains how the will to bring a personal offering draws the Divine Presence down on our heads, even during the time of exile.

Mathematics in Ki Tissa: The 13 Principles ...

Mar 13, 2020Comments off

Click here to download a PDF version of this article Mathematics in the Torah Parashat Ki Tissa: The 13 Principles of Mercy   The verses