IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF THE UNIVERSE

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF THE UNIVERSE

With Pesach behind us, we are in our second week of our ascent from the depravity of Egypt to the heights of spiritual purity of Mount Sinai. In this state we are presented with this week’s Parsha, Shmini. Shmini introduces us to the laws governing which animals...
ENSLAVEMENT

ENSLAVEMENT

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 81in the name of HaKadosh baruch Hu “I am HaShem that lifted you up from the land of Egypt widen your mouth and I will fill it.” The Talmud explains that this verse refers to our spiritual requests. Behold! HaKadosh baruch Hu is offering...
JUMPING DOWN THE STAIRCASE

JUMPING DOWN THE STAIRCASE

In this week’s Parsha, B’shalach, the Jewish people find themselves on the beach of the Red Sea with the entire Egyptian army behind them ready to destroy them. They turn to HaShem in prayer along with Moshe, their leader. HaShem tells Moshe that they prayed...
SHULAMIS – THE FABRIC OF KLAL YISRAEL

SHULAMIS – THE FABRIC OF KLAL YISRAEL

In this week’s Parsha, Yisro, we arrive at Mount Sinai. The Torah points out that our arrival at Mount Sinai was distinctly different than all our other encampments. At every other encampment throughout our 40 year journey in the desert there was some degree of...
The Blueprint

The Blueprint

Every Shabbos generates its unique energy. That energy is reflected in the weekly Parsha. This week we read the Parsha of Bo, in which HaShem continues the process of the Exodus which began in last week’s Parsha. In an attempt to gain a taste of this Shabbos’s energy...
Respecting An Evil Despot

Respecting An Evil Despot

In this week’s Parsha, Parshas Vayeira, as well as in last week’s Parsha, and next week’s Parsha, we find Moshe, the messenger of HaShem, addressing Pharaoh with great deference. One such example we have  is when Moshe informs Pharaoh in the name of...