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Parshat Balak 5784 2024

PARSHAT BALAK ANIMAL-LIKE HUMANS, HUMAN-LIKE ANIMALS “Then the Lord opened the ass’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”  (Numbers 22:28)...

Parshat Hukkat 5784 2024

PARSHAT HUKAT MOSES’ PUNISHMENT “Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation in front of the rock; and he said to them, ‘Listen, you rebels, shall we get water for you out of this rock?’”  (Numbers 20:10)...

Parshat Korach 5784 2024

PARSHAT KORACH DEBATE FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN “They combined against Moses and Aaron and said to them, You have gone too far! For all the community are holy, all of them, and the Lord is in their midst. Why then do you raise yourselves above the Lord’s...

Parshat Shelach Lecha 5784 2024

PARSHAT SHELACH LECHA SELF-ESTEEM “We looked like grasshoppers to ourselves, and so we must have looked to them.”  (Numbers 13:33)             There is a cute Jewish story I have told on the Jewish High...

Parshat Behaalotecha 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEHAALOTECHA GOING TO WAR “When the Ark was to set out, Moses would say: Advance, O Lord!May Your enemies be scattered, And may Your foes flee before You!”  (Numbers 10:35)             One of the...

Parshat Naso 5784 2024

PARSHAT NASOTRUST “The Lord spoke to Moses saying, Speak to the Israelite people and say to them, if any man’s wife has gone astray and broken faith with him.” (Numbers 5:11 – 12)           Let me share a message I wrote...

Parshat Bemidbar 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEMIDBAR IN THE DESERT “On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting.”  (Numbers 1:1)...

Parshat Behukotai 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEHUKOTAI REWARD AND PUNISHMENT, GROUP VERSUS INDIVDIDUAL “If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit.” ...

Parshat Behar 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEHAR ADVERSE POSSESSION “But in the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath of complete rest, a sabbath of the Lord, you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.”  (Leviticus 25:4)...

Parshat Emor 5784 2024

PARSHAT EMOR THE COUNT “From the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering—the day after the sabbath—you shall count off seven weeks. They must be complete.”  (Leviticus 23:15)             When...

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