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There are three deaths spoken of in this week’s parasha, Shemini, Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47. The first two are Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, who had just been anointed with their father for service in the Mishkan.  Now Aaron’s sons Nadab … Continue reading

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One of the preparatory prayers preceding the recitation of the Shema in the Shabbat morning service, begins, To God who rested from all works, and on the seventh day ascended and sat on His throne of glory. He robed the … Continue reading

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In Hebrews 13 the anonymous author writes, Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as ones who must give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that … Continue reading

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Recently while monitoring a class for MJTI’s Panim el Panim program, Great Medieval Jewish Thinkers,i the instructor Rabbi Elliot Klayman gave a synopsis on the life and accomplishments of Moses ben Maimon, better known as either Maimonides or by the acronym Rambam. For those of you unfamiliar … Continue reading

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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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