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Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag. founder of the Tanach Study Center, is one of pioneers of Torah Education via the Internet. He also lectures in Jewish communities and on college campuses throughout North America.

Vaeira – Chamishi

December 21, 2013, by

After Moshe and Aharon departed from Pharaoh, Moshe prayed to G-d about the frogs. G-d answered Moshe’s prayers and the frogs died. The Egyptians shoveled them into huge heaps of stinking frog carcasses. But Pharaoh again steeled his resolve and refused to release the Jews. And so, G-d told Moshe to have Aharon strike the […]

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Vaeira – Shishi

December 21, 2013, by

And so, G-d sent wild animals to attack the Egyptians. Pharaoh summoned Moshe and told him that he would allow them to sacrifice to G-d in the land of Egypt. “That won’t do,” Moshe replied. “Our sacrifices are animals that your people revere. If the Egyptians saw us offering them up, they’d riot. Nope, we’ve […]

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Vaeira – Sh’vi’i

December 21, 2013, by

For the seventh plague, G-d had Moshe reach towards the sky, triggering a miraculous hail storm throughout Egypt. Huge hail stones fell, with lightning flashing among them. Any person or animal that dared venture outside during the hail was killed by it. It also smashed the trees and the crops, though the Jews in Goshen […]

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Vayeishev – Rishon

November 16, 2013, by

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Yaakov relocated to live near his father Yitzchak. His son Yoseif was 17 years old, and he tended sheep with the sons of Bilha and Zilpah. Yoseif spoke about them negatively to their father. As if that weren’t bad enough, Yaakov doted on Yoseif, as he was the oldest son of […]

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Vayeishev – Sheini

November 16, 2013, by

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Yoseif’s ten older brothers went to tend their father’s sheep in Shechem. Yaakov sent Yoseif to go find out how things were going. By the time Yoseif got to Shechem, they had already left. A stranger told Yoseif where they had gone. (Some identify the stranger as the angel Gabriel, who […]

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