Parshas Masei

July 24, 2014, by

At the beginning of this week’s Sedra the Torah tells us of each and every one of Klal-Yisroel’s forty two encampments in the Midbar. The Minhag is that we glorify the majority of these travels by reading them with a special tune just as we do for the Shiras Hayam. Rashi explains that Hashem felt […]

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The Journey is the Destination – Parshat Masei

July 24, 2014, by

This week’s parsha, Masei, goes into such detail about the route that the journey and encampment of the Jewish people took them as they traveled from Egypt to the Land of Israel. Why the 42 specific stops? Rabbi Judah Hulkower, an alumnus of West Coast NCSY, tells us that each location speaks to a different […]

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Walking in Circles

July 21, 2014, by

There is something that may seem rather depressing about the start of the final parasha in the book of Bamidbar: The parasha begins with a retrospective of the various stops comprising the Israelites’ forty-year ordeal in the desert. Knowing, as we do, that the original plan had been to leave Egypt, make a quick stop […]

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Masei and the Journey of Our Lives

July 21, 2014, by

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.  – Ernest Hemingway Imagine yourself on a commuter train. It is a train you journey each and every weekday, day in and day out. You board at the station nearest your home, following the same […]

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