Torah Teasers Parshat Vayetzei – aish.com

1. After Yaakov has a dream he takes a neder, a vow (Genesis 28:20). Where else in the Torah is an actual neder taken (not a shvuah)? In Numbers 21:2, the Jews vow to consecrate all of the spoils of war. 2. Which of the sons of Yaakov, whose birth is recorded in this parsha, is not named by a mother …

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Brainstorming with Baars Parshat Shoftim: How To Have an …

Our Sun is 400 times bigger than the Moon, so in order to effect an eclipse, the moon has to be placed 400 times closer to you and me. “G-d placed them (the planets) in the heavens.” (Genesis 1:14) No other planet in our solar system has a moon that appears as the same size as the sun. I remember as …

Parshat Beshalach: The Power of Ruach

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 30 books, Rabbi Sacks has received multiple awards in recognition of his work including the 2016 Templeton Prize.

Parsha Point Parshat Shmot: She Called Him Moses

“She called his name Moses, as she said, ‘For I drew him from the water'” (Ex. 2:10). It is interesting that the name by which Moses is know is the name given to him by the Egyptian princess who saved his life, rather than the one given to him by his biological parents. One of the ideas given is …

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Acharei Mot: The Courage …

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 30 books, Rabbi Sacks has received multiple awards in recognition of his work including the 2016 Templeton Prize.

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Family Parsha Parshat Ki Tisa: Having Mercy – aish.com

Mercy means being kind and willing to help others. In this week’s Torah portion we learn about the great mercy God has for each of us. God taught Moses about mercy on Mt. Sinai, when He gave us a second chance and a second set of tablets of the ‘Ten Commandments’ that we really didn’t deserve. Our …

M’oray Ha’Aish Parshat Toldot: Carry On My Wayward Son

Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch (1808-1888) was a leading spiritual, intellectual and communal figure in his day. Among his many accomplishments was the creation of an educational format that put individuals, both male and female, in the center.

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Parshat Shmot: Gratitude Has No Expiration Date

Adam Lieberman is a business consultant and who advises executives and companies across a spectrum of industries. He also runs a non-profit foundation which helps Jews of all backgrounds to see the beauty and relevance of their heritage.

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Naso: Lifting Heads

The word Naso that gives its name to this week’s parsha is a verb of an extraordinary range of meanings, among them: to lift, to carry, and to forgive. Here though, and elsewhere in the wilderness years, it is used, in conjunction with the phrase et rosh (“the head”) to mean “to count.” This is an …

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A Life Lesson Parshat Ki Tisa: Listen!

Adam Lieberman is a business consultant and who advises executives and companies across a spectrum of industries. He also runs a non-profit foundation which helps Jews of all backgrounds to see the beauty and relevance of their heritage.

Covenant & Conversation Parshat Bo: The Story We Tell

I just want to tell you how wonderful and inspiring your thoughts on the weekly parsha are. I love the way you connect our old texts with daily lives, ideas, conflicts, problems, history, and politics.

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Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Vayeira 5777 – aish.com

Vayera, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24. Avraham, on the third day after his brit mila, sits outside his tent looking for guests to extend his hospitality.While talking with the Almighty, he sees three visitors (actually angels of the Almighty). Avraham interrupts his conversation with the Almighty to invite them to a meal.

Reflections Parshat Shmot: Think – aish.com

Rabbi Yehoshua Berman is an author and educator. In addition to managing a Kollel together with is colleague, Rabbi Dovid Kastin, Rabbi Berman founded and directs Lamdenu, the institute for identifying core communal concerns within the Orthodox Jewish community and addressing those concerns through the medium of awareness and education.

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