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Naso: The Mitzvah of Confession

May 19, 2021Comments off

“A man or a woman if they commit of all the sins of a person, to transgress a transgression against G-od, and that soul shall

Hidden Things

Mar 18, 2011No Comments

David beseeches God: “Who can understand errors; cleanse me from hidden things” (“שגיאות מי יבין מנסתרות נקני”). Errors are unintentional sins. But what are “hidden

Moses, Shimon, Isaac, Israel

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Oral Torah is a living, growing organism. From generation to generation its submission and separation dimensions are ever reinterpreted. But with regard to the

Miracles, Redemption, Torah

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Torah calls the Jewish People upon leaving Egypt “the army of God.” To leave exile we must become an army, with a commander-in-chief. The

Submission, Separation and Sweetening

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

The Baal Shem Tov taught that all spiritual service entails three developmental stages of consciousness: submission, separation, sweetening. “Submission” means submission of the ego by

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