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The Nishomah and the Ape
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Courtesy of “Yisro, the minister of Midian, the father-in-law of Moshe, heard everything that HASHEM did for Moshe and Yisrael, His nation — that HASHEM had taken Yisrael out of Mitzraim.” — Shemos 18:1 The Ramban explains that one time in the course of history, HASHEM demonstrated that He alone created, maintains and orchestrates all […]
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 […]
Eating Your Torah for Dinner
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In Parshat Beshalach, the Bechor Shor presents a non-traditional interpretation that has profound implications for the relationship between food and Torah. The Torah tells us: “They came to Marah, and could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter, which is why it was called Marah. And the people complained to Moses, saying, […]