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Pragmatic Fish Eaters

Many are familiar with the ancient parable about the slave who cooked for his master a stinking fish. The master gave his slave three options: Either eat the stinking fish, receive 100 lashes, or pay with his money for the … Continue reading

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Pesach: Divrei Torah

“And Pharaoh called to Moses, saying: Go and worship the L-rd. Only your sheep and cattle will remain – your children will also go with you. And Moses said: You will also give us offerings and sacrifices for the L-rd … Continue reading

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Pesach: The Great Sabbat

It is the necessary, the indispensable preface and introduction to Passover.  It is the explanation that cries out the ultimate message of the holiday, the basic lesson of the feats of our freedom.  It is the foundation of foundations that … Continue reading

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Hanukah: The Power of the Precious Few

What was miraculous about the victory of Chanukah? Any child in kindergarten knows that the miracle was the shorthanded, weaker Jews defeating the numerous and powerful Greeks. Indeed, it is an historical fact that cannot be denied. But our teacher … Continue reading

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Succot: Sitting in the Succah and Feeling Secure

It is crucial during these days of “peace and security” to stress the central message of Succot. And what is the message? Security or “bitachon” in Hashem, even in situations where such trust seems totally illogical to the naked eye. … Continue reading

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Video: Rabbi Kahane at National Press Club

Rabbi Kahane at National Press Club

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Ki Tavo: Should A Jew Be An Ostrich?

We all recognize that familiar picture before the reading of the parsha of the “Tochacha”. The “Ba’al Kore” shifts into high gear, lowers the volume of his voice, until he reaches the conclusion of his speed reading rendition of this … Continue reading

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Re’e: “Both Evil and Good Do Not Emanate from the Almighty”

Three weeks ago, on Tisha B’Av, we read a verse in the book of “Eicha” which one might think contradicts a basic tenet of our faith: “Both Evil and good do not emanate from the Almighty”. How can this be? … Continue reading

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Tazria-Metzora: Faith, Faith, And There Is No Faith

The entire subject of the various skin disorders that are dealt with in Parshat “Tazria” and “Mazora” is perceived as one huge mystery by many. What is the possible importance of all this? A story brought down in Midrash Tanchuma, … Continue reading

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

    If we would like to know the heart of the tragedy of Israel, of the Jewish-Arab struggle, of the reason why peace eludes a Jewish State that so desires it, of the cause of the ongoing suffering and tragedy, … Continue reading

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