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On Timings and Kotel Tunnel

The attacks by the left for the opening of the “tunnel of the Kotel” are known to all. More interesting, though, is what the so-called right had to say about it. The minister Moshe Katzav for example, a man of … Continue reading

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Nitzavim/Vayelech: Free Will

See – I have placed before you today the life and the good, and the death and the evil, that which I command you today. To love Hashem, your G-d, to walk in His ways, to observe His commandments, His … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah: What Kind of “Tsh’uva” Do We Need?

Every schoolboy knows that Rosh Hashana is the time for us to do “Tshuva”. Yeshiva halls are bursting with such talk, and in the month of “Elul”, all religious newspapers have the concept of “Tshuva” plastered all over their pages. … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa: When do We Care What the Goyim Think?

After the sin of the golden calf, God decides upon a most severe punishment: the annihilation of the Jewish People. At that point, Moshe Rabeinu steeps himself in prayer in an effort to abolish the decree. What was the argument … Continue reading

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Bo: Pasqual Lamb and Kiddush Hashem

In Parshat Bo we are introduced to the mitzvah of the Paschal Lamb. Unfortunately, like most mitzvot in the Torah, many Jews do not grasp the concept that stands behind this mitzvah. We must always remember that generally speaking, the … Continue reading

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Vayechi: What Makes Samson Such a Hero?

When Yaakov Avenu blesses Dan, the sages tell us that through “Ruach HaKodesh”, Yaakov saw Samson wreaking havoc upon the Philistines, and thought that he was the Messiah. Only after seeing Samson die did a disappointed Yaakov realize that Samson … Continue reading

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