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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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Tzav: G-d Helps Those who Help Themselves

At the beginning of Parshat Tzav, it says (6:6): “A fire continually shall be kept burning upon the altar, it should not go out”. The Ramban comments, “it is a mitzvah for the Cohenim to maintain the fire.” On this … Continue reading

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Beshallach: Nachson and Hashem “Partners” in Miracle

The midrash relates how Nachson jumps into the stormy sea, and as the water reaches up to his neck, the sea splits. We learn here the general lesson that one must follow the path of “hishtadlut”, human effort. That is, … Continue reading

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