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Amid Israel’s war in Gaza, there is talk of drafting yeshivah students into the army to bolster its ranks. On Shavuot, we celebrate the anniversary of receiving the Torah, so I want to write about the role of Torah in war. The Torah is not just a dusty old book …

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Naso: Transforming The Desert

May 21, 2006 – 3:26 am | Comments Off on Naso: Transforming The Desert2,310 views
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A G-dless Environment
The Temple service, described in our Parsha, was held in an arid and barren locale, the desert. G-d charged our ancestors with a special mission: transform the desert and make it bloom, bloom with the flowering blossoms of spirituality. In our day we have a similar mission: transform …

B’Midbar Shavuot: Shavuot and the Desert

May 14, 2006 – 4:20 am | Comments Off on B’Midbar Shavuot: Shavuot and the Desert2,119 views
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Seeking Inspiration
This weekend we will celebrate the last Shabbat before Shavuot. Since Shabbat is the source of blessing for the following week it is fitting to reflect upon the upcoming holiday during the course of this Shabbat.

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