The miracles of the modern State of Israel’s successes in making land that was barren for thousands of years produce again. This is the fulfillment of the verse in Bechukotai which shows that the land only produces when settled by the Jews.
Dedicated in memory of Yissachar ben Yosef Yitzchak and Miriam bat Ben Tzion HaLevi. Rabbeinu Yonah writes that it is a requirement to remember & contemplate the kindnesses of Hashem. A reliving of the events culminating in the 6-day war.
Yonah is revived by Eliyahu and takes on his personality traits. The similar character traits of and parallels between Eliyahu and Yonah ben Amitai.
L’zecher nishmat Shalom ben Yisrael Aumann. The Rambam says that the first step in teshuva is to verbalize one’s wrongdoings. How the story of Yosef and his brothers parallels and as a model for the Teshuva process outlined by the Rambam.
Is it possible that all 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s students committed the exact same sin? Why do we mourn over these students if they didn’t even learn from their rebbe’s most famous teaching?
In Parshat Nitzavim God says that after he brings us back he will increase us and bless the land. The State of Israel is clearly a manifestation of this.
The 3 sets of the makkot can be categorized according to the 3 principles of Sefer HaIkkarim. Each set was intended to teach Pharaoh a different lesson.