Don’t Mind Your Own Business

Don’t Mind Your Own Business

“….And the king of Egypt said to them, “Why, Moshe and Aharon, do you disturb the people from their work? Go to your own labors.” – Shemot 5:4 וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם מֶלֶךְ מִצְרַיִם לָמָּה משֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן תַּפְרִיעוּ אֶת הָעָם מִמַּעֲשָׂיו לְכוּ לְסִבְלֹתֵיכֶם  – שמות ה, ד The commentaries note that Pharaoh instructed Moshe and Aharon to return to their own labors, […]

January 20, 2017 at 3:28 AM 0 comments

A Donkey with a History – Parashat Shemot

A Donkey with a History – Parashat Shemot

“…..Moshe took his wife and sons and mounted them on the donkey….” – Shemot 4:20 ״….ויקח משה את אישתו ואת בניו וירכבם על החמור….״ – שמות ד, כ The Torah specifies the means of transportation that Moshe provided for his family because the donkey they rode wasn’t quite your average donkey. Rather, when he set out on his journey to […]

January 19, 2017 at 12:03 AM 0 comments

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

“…Moshe became frightened and said, “indeed, the matter has become known.” Pharaoh heard of this incident, and he sought to slay Moshe; and Moshe fled from before Pharaoh…” – Shemos 2:14-15 וַיִּירָא משֶׁה וַיֹּאמַר אָכֵן נוֹדַע הַדָּבָר: וַיִּשְׁמַע פַּרְעֹה אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וַיְבַקֵּשׁ לַהֲרֹג אֶת משֶׁה וַיִּבְרַח משֶׁה מִפְּנֵי פַרְעֹה – שמות ב, יד-טו The Torah relates that when Moshe discovered […]

January 18, 2017 at 2:52 AM 0 comments

The Scary Truth about Lashon Hara

The Scary Truth about Lashon Hara

“….Moshe became frightened and said, “Indeed, the matter has become known!….” – Shemot 2:14 ״….ויירא משה ויאמר אכן נודע הדבר…״ – שמות ב, יד   The redemption from Egypt marked the birth of the Jewish people, when the Bnei Yisrael were chosen by G-d to be His nation. This elite status was not something we earned through our merits. In […]

January 17, 2017 at 2:24 AM 0 comments

Parashat Shmot – Why do we suffer?

Parashat Shmot – Why do we suffer?

We often wonder why we suffer and why there is so much pain in the world and we ask ourself – why is G-d doing it? – find out in this class about the Parasha Duration of class: 57:34              

January 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM 0 comments

Hands Down – Parashat Shemot

Hands Down – Parashat Shemot

“….He went out on the second day, and behold, two hebrew men were quarreling. he said to the wicked one, “why will you strike your friend?…” – Shemot 2:13 ״….ויצא ביוםהשני והנה שני אנשים עברים נצים ויאמר לרשע למה תכה רעך….״ – ב,יג Moshe reprimanded the quarrelers even before their fight came to actual blows, as indicated by the future […]

January 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM 0 comments

Save Your Children from Pharaoh’s Decree

Save Your Children from Pharaoh’s Decree

“….You shall cast every boy who is born into the nile, but every daughter you shall keep alive…” – Shemot 1:22 ״….כל הבן הילוד היאורה תשליכוהו וכל הבת תחיון…״ – א, כב At first glance, Pharaoh’s decree seems to have targeted only the Jewish baby boys and spared the girls. The conclusion of the directive, however, which states the obvious […]

January 15, 2017 at 1:24 AM 0 comments

Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself – Parashat Shemot

Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself – Parashat Shemot

“….Moshe became frightened and said, “Indeed, the matter has become known.” Pharaoh heard of this incident, and he sought to slay Moshe; and Moshe fled from before Pharaoh…” – Shemot 2:14-15 ַיִּירָא משֶׁה וַיֹּאמַר אָכֵן נוֹדַע הַדָּבָר: וַיִּשְׁמַע פַּרְעֹה אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה וַיְבַקֵּשׁ לַהֲרֹג אֶת משֶׁה וַיִּבְרַח משֶׁה מִפְּנֵי פַרְעֹה… – שמות ב, יד-טו The Torah relates that Moshe became […]

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