Author Archives: Aleinu

In this week’s parasha, Beshalach, Exodus 13.17 – 17.16,i the children of Israel and a mixed multitude of peoples, were sent out of Egypt. As they went out, HaShem led them night and day, in the path they should travel, eventually leading them to Sea … Continue reading

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This week’s Parsha, Va’eira, Exodus 6.2-9.35,i continues with Moshe attempting to convince HaShem that he has chosen the wrong guy to be the deliverer. Moshe obviously lost the argument and the back-and-forth dialogue with Pharaoh concerning Bnei Israel ensued. After the … Continue reading

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Last night (Israel time) I watched in horror as first President Trump worked up a massive crowd of his supporters, fanning the flames of misplaced righteous indignation, and then launched that crowd at the Capital Building where the Joint Houses … Continue reading

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In his book, Gateway to Happiness, Rabbi Pliskin writes, The cause of much sadness and suffering for many people is not their present experiences. Rather they cause themselves pain by regretting and resenting the past or worrying about the future. i  Yeshua … Continue reading

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Before getting into the tidbits that I found interesting about this week’s parasha, Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27, * let me briefly recap last week’s thoughts. Remember the main point was that we do not always understand or perceive how good could … Continue reading

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In his book Growth Through Torah * Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, wrote, “Patience will prevent you from prematurely evaluating a situation as negative” (p 117). While this quote may seem a bit of an odd way to begin this week’s thoughts on Miketz, … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha, Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4 – 36:43*, begins with Ya’acov (Jacob) continuing his journey homeward after his twenty-year stay with his uncle/father-in-law Laban. However, his homecoming is not marked by hopes of a joyous celebration with the anticipated family … Continue reading

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