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Chametz of the Mind
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“מצות יאכל את שבעת הימים ולא יראה לך חמץ ולא יראה לך שאור בכל גבולך” Chazal explain that the pasuk means you are not allowed to see your own chametz but you can see the chametz of others. Halacha isn’t just dos and don’ts, there are moral/ethical lessons contained therein. What is the deeper message? […]
Cathartic Cries
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“וגם אני שמעתי את נאקת בני ישראל אשר מצרים מעבידים אותם ואזכור את בריתי” When Hashem first asks Moshe to take Bnei Yisrael out he is very hesitant. Why? Not only because he is humble but because Bnei Yisrael weren’t in the mindset of redemption. To be redeemed one has to be in the mindset […]
It’s all in the Name
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What is the connection between the name of the Parsha and its content, the harshness of the exile and servitude? Why does this sefer need to begin with the names of Yaakov and his sons? What does a name represent? How can a Jew become stronger in galus than he can in geulah? Provided courtesy […]
Exact Exchange
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The seventeen years Yaakov lived in Mitzrayim were his golden years, during which he experienced the most simcha, more than any of his years in Canaan. How could he have experienced more tranquility and simcha in Egypt than in Eretz Yisrael? Provided courtesy of rabbisilber.com