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Yom Kippur: Mission of the Prophet – in These Times as Well

On Yom Kippur it is the custom to read the Book of Jonah during the Mincha service, since the repentance done by the people of Ninve is supposed to awaken us on the current Day of Atonement. Many people forget, … Continue reading

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Vaetchanan: The Calm Before the Storm

Throughout their lives, the Prophets never had much “naches” from their people. Jeremiah, speaking in the name of G-d, chastises the Jewish masses: “From the day that your fathers came forth out of the Land of Egypt till this day, … Continue reading

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Balak: If a Donkey Can Talk, Then Bilaam Can Be a Prophet

One of the most puzzling events in Parshat Balak is when the donkey of Bilaam opens his mouth and speaks. “L’Havdeel”, this sounds like something right out of a children’s fairy tale, and it is a bit surprising to find … Continue reading

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