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Peddler’s Preaching
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Although Tzoraas is a dreaded disease, the Torah provides “doctor”/priest and the physical ritual necessary necessary to enable its cure. But a medrash provides the method for avoiding this disease entirely and indeed for prolonging one’s life. The Medrash relates that a peddler, while hawking his wares near […]
Introspective Inspiration
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Parah introduces us to the ultimate chok, a mitzvah that defies all logic and we accept simply because it is God’s command. In this mitzvah, the kohain takes one who has become defiled through contact with the dead and brings him outside the camp. […]
Glorified Garments
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             We’ve all the heard old adage, “Clothes make the man.” Like many old sayings, there is much truth in this one, clothes do in fact make the man on many levels, including how his clothes impact his relationship with himself, how they affect others, and […]
Menorah’s Mystery
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Terumah begins the instructions for building the Mishkan/Tabernacle and its vessels. The instructions are quite detailed, yet Moshe and the artisans Bezalel and Oholiav have everything under control. Everything, except the construction of the golden menorah. True, the design was quite complex, and it […]
Bias, Beware!
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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 6th, 2018 Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Mishpatim are generally considered social laws that help society run more smoothly. As such, we usually consider them logical, that mankind would have arrived at most of these laws on its own as they began structuring society. But the mishpatim […]
Interpersonal Injunctions
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Presented at the OU Israel Center, January 30th 2018 Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Imagine a convention of the greatest Torah luminaries. The keynote speaker, THE Gadol Hador, rises and delivers his address: “Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal…” Is not this something every one of those scholars already knows and instinctively obeys […]
Reconsidering Return
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Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Beshalach begins with a curious statement: “…When Pharaoh sent the people out… God did not lead them by way of the Land of the Philistines, because it was close, for God said, ‘Perhaps the people will reconsider when they see a war and they will return to Egypt.’…The Children of […]
Stupendous Supplication
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             While Parshat Shemot sets the stage for the redemption and introduces us to all the players in the drama, the actual process of redemption begins in Parshat Va’eira, and seven of the ten plagues are recorded in this parsha. A pattern is established: Moshe Rabennu […]