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Effects of the Chet Ha’egel on the Land of Israel
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הִנְנִי גֹרֵשׁ מִפָּנֶיךָ אֶת הָאֱמֹרִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַחִתִּי וְהַפְּרִזִּי וְהַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי. הִשָּׁמֶר לְךָ פֶּן תִּכְרֹת בְּרִית לְיוֹשֵׁב הָאָרֶץ… כִּי אֶת מִזְבְּחֹתָם תִּתֹּצוּן וְאֶת מַצֵּבֹתָם תְּשַׁבֵּרוּן וְאֶת אֲשֵׁרָיו תִּכְרֹתוּן. 1) Behold, I drive out from before you the Emori, the Canaani, the Perizi, the Chivi and the Yevusi. 2) Guard yourself lest you seal a covenant with […]
The Tzitz and the Bnei Yisrael
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וְעָשִׂיתָ צִּיץ זָהָב טָהוֹר וּפִתַּחְתָּ עָלָיו… קֹדֶשׁ לַה’ You shall make a tzitz (headplate) of pure gold, and you shall engrave upon it… “Holy to Hashem” (28:36) The pasuk does not specify exactly what is “Holy to Hashem”. Does this refer to the tzitz itself? If so, in what way is the tzitz more “holy […]
Moshe Rabbeinu and the Urim ve’Tumim
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וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ… כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מַרְאֶה אוֹתְךָ… וְכֵן תַּעֲשׂוּ They shall make a Sanctuary for Me… In accordance with everything that I am showing you… and so you shall do (25:8-9) The Prototype for All Future Sanctification We note that the final phrase, “and so you shall do,” is redundant, seeing as the first […]
From Seven Mitzvos to Taryag
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מַכֵּה אִישׁ וָמֵת מוֹת יוּמָת… וְכִי יָזִד אִישׁ עַל רֵעֵהוּ לְהָרְגוֹ בְעָרְמָה One who strikes a man who then dies, shall surely be put to death… If a man shall act intentionally against his fellow to kill him (21:12, 14) Commenting on the mention of the word “איש – man” in the second pasuk, the […]
Naaseh and Naaseh Ve’Nishma
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וַיַּעֲנוּ כָל הָעָם יַחְדָּו וַיֹּאמְרוּ כֹּל אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר ה’ נַעֲשֶׂה The entire people responded together and said, “Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do.” (19:8) The Jewish People’s response expressing their preparedness to receive the Torah is mentioned twice in these parshiyos. The first time is in our pasuk. The second time is written […]
First Kedushah and Second Kedushah
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עַד יַעֲבֹר עַמְּךָ ה’ עַד יַעֲבֹר עַם זוּ קָנִיתָ. תְּבִאֵמוֹ וְתִטָּעֵמוֹ בְּהַר נַחֲלָתְךָ מָכוֹן לְשִׁבְתְּךָ פָּעַלְתָּ ה’ מִקְּדָשׁ אֲדֹנָי כּוֹנְנוּ יָדֶיךָ. Until Your people passes through, Hashem; until this people You have acquired passes through. You will bring them and implant them in the mountain of Your heritage, the foundation of Your dwelling-place that You […]
Protecting Israel until Daybreak
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וְאַתֶּם לֹא תֵצְאוּ אִישׁ מִפֶּתַח בֵּיתוֹ עַד בֹּקֶר And you, each man shall not leave the entrance of his house until morning (12:22) When considering the state of the Bnei Yisrael in Mitzrayim, we find that in terms of mitzvah performance, they were sorely deficient, to the extent that they had abandoned milah[1] and had […]
Setting Bnei Yisrael Free
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וַיְדַבֵּר ה’ אֶל מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל אַהֲרֹן וַיְצַוֵּם אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאֶל פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם לְהוֹצִיא אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם Hashem spoke to Moshe and Aharon and commanded them regarding Bnei Yisrael and regarding Pharaoh king of Mitzrayim, to take the Bnei Yisrael out of Mitzrayim (6:13) While the “command” mentioned in this pasuk with […]
The Scales of Redemption
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פָּקֹד פָּקַדְתִּי אֶתְכֶם וְאֶת הֶעָשׂוּי לָכֶם בְּמִצְרָיִם. וָאֹמַר אַעֲלֶה אֶתְכֶם מֵעֳנִי מִצְרַיִם I have surely taken account of you and what has been done to you in Mitzrayim. And I have said, “I shall bring you up from the affliction of Mitzrayim” (3:16-17) The Meshech Chochmah cites a most beautiful interpretation of these pesukim in […]