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Tetzaveh: True Leadership

Tetzaveh: True Leadership

In this week’s Parsha, Tetzaveh, a seemingly curious occurrence takes place: Moses’ name is conspicuously absent. Why is his name omitted? When G‑d informed Moses of the people’s sin, Moses began to defend the people fiercely, passionately taking up their case. “Listen, let Me destroy these people,” suggested G‑d. Let Me create a new nation out of you. Your descendants will be the new Jewish people. But what did Moses do? He flatly rejected the proposition. He said, “G‑d, I…

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Teruma: Rectifying the World

Teruma: Rectifying the World

In this Torah portion, we find an answer to an ancient question: what is the purpose of creation? G‑d is the essence of good, and the nature of good is to bestow goodness. But goodness cannot be bestowed when there is no one to receive it. To this goal, G‑d created our world—so that there should be recipients of His goodness. The Divine desire is that we “make a home for G‑d in the material world.” the sanctuary in the…

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Tiles-and-Smiles! Mikveh update

Tiles-and-Smiles! Mikveh update

We want to wish you a good and happy month of Adar I, this coming Friday and Shabbat, two days of Rosh Chodesh. This year is a leap year, with two months of Adar. We have 60 days – double the amount of Simcha to break and overcome all difficulties and challenges. May the blessings and joy of double Adar, which begins this Friday, bring the complete victory of Am Yisrael over its enemies in Israel and all around the…

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Mishpatim- Safeguarding Our Souls

Mishpatim- Safeguarding Our Souls

In this week’s portion, we find the laws of “four keepers”. These keepers should keep a deposit or an item safely. The four are a free custodian, a salaried custodian, a renter, and a borrower, as well as the extent of their responsibility for the item entrusted to them. It is known that behind the visible layer of the words of the Torah are hidden inner and deep spiritual ideas. Here is hidden the idea that the divine spark that…

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Bo: Eternal Rise Without Cease

Bo: Eternal Rise Without Cease

In this week’s parsha, we read about the first mitzvah in the Torah. The previous commandments were given to individuals; for example, Abraham was given the commandment of circumcision. The first commandment is to calculate the time and dates according to the lunar cycle. Calculating time according to the moon has a lot of inner meaning. Time is precious, and if it is not used properly, it is considered a loss that does not return. But calculating time according to…

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