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Parallel Lives: Three Weeks to Recreate a Bond

August 8, 2016, by

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin. We are decidedly troubling beings.  We are at once noble and sanctified creatures, imbued with the glory and holiness of God while, at the same time, being vulnerable and petty creatures, mired in the sad and troubling realities […]

Three Weeks 12: Our Tripod

August 4, 2016, by

There are 3 attributes with which God runs the world (justice, truth, peace). These parallel the 3 types of donations of the 3 wealthy people during the siege of Jerusalem. Previous: Honor, Dignity, Aristocracy Next: Jerusalem – Naturally Invincible

Three Weeks 11: Honor, Dignity, Aristocracy

August 4, 2016, by

During the Roman siege, 3 wealthy Jerusalemites pledged to supply the besieged city with its needs: one with wheat & barley, one with wine, salt, & oil, and one with wood. What are we to learn from this? Previous: The Spiritual Colors of Wealth Next: Our Tripod

Three Weeks 10: The Spiritual Colors of Wealth

August 1, 2016, by

3 wealthy people provided enough to sustain the besieged city Jerusalem for 21 years had it not been for the zealots’ burning the storehouses. The Gemara tells us about each one and the etymology of their names. Why does the Gemara deem it necessary to tell us all this information? The Maharal provides an answer. […]

Three Weeks 9: The Fullness of Seven

August 1, 2016, by

3 rich men were able to supply the besieged Jerusalem for 21 years. Chazal felt these 21 years would have been enough to defeat the Romans had it not been for the zealots. The Maharal explains the significance of 21. Previous: Unraveling Our Three Strands Next: The Spiritual Colors of Wealth

Three Weeks 7: Nero’s Test

August 1, 2016, by

Nero, the Roman general, deserted rather than destroy the temple, why is this anecdote important to the story? Why did he ask a child what pasuk he was learning? Previous: Deadly Humility Next: Unraveling Our Three Strands