Numbers – Bamidbar

A living movie

Jun 20, 20131 Comment

Instantaneous vision The sages teach us that Balaam could capture the one instant in the day when God is wrathful. When Balaam succeeded in cursing

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

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

The Rock that God Can Carry

Jun 14, 20121 Comment

A famous philosophical conundrum, asks, whether God can create a rock that He cannot lift? The answer to this conundrum is that indeed, God can

Rectifying the Sin of the Spies

Jun 13, 2012No Comments

Moses sent twelve spies to spy out the land of Israel prior to the expected entry of the Jewish nation into the land. Instead of

Blessing the Jewish Nation

Jun 08, 2012No Comments

One of the central points in the Torah portion of Naso is the Priestly Blessing, “God shall bless you and keep you. God shall shine

Counting and constructing the camps of Isra...

Jun 01, 2012No Comments

The Book of Numbers is so called because it deals principally with the census of the Jewish nation and their organization around the Tabernacle according

The secret of peace

May 11, 20122 Comments

Life is worthless without peace In the Torah portion of Behar, we read that as a consequence of observing the sabbatical and jubilee years, God’s

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