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Moses appointed twelve emissaries to scout out the Holy Land and return with a report. The representative for the tribe of Ephraim was Moses’ primary disciple, Joshua. Until this time, the lad’s name was Oshua. But Moses added a letter to his name and called him Joshua.
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Tezaveh: When Right Meets Left

February 4, 2007 – 1:43 am | Comments Off on Tezaveh: When Right Meets Left2,626 views
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North and South
What would you rather, wisdom or wealth? Sounds like a solomonic question, but our sages provided a road map. “If you seek wealth turn to the north and if you seek wisdom turn to the south.” But how exactly dos turning north or south provide wisdom or wealth? …

Sukkot: The Sukkah Paradox

September 10, 2006 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Sukkot: The Sukkah Paradox2,624 views
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The Sukkah Paradox
For eight days I abandon the comforts of home and move into a backyard hut, a temporary shelter called a Sukah. My Sukkah is buffeted by wind and chilled by the cold, yet as I sit inside, I am happy.  I lift my eyes and behold the panorama …

B’chukotai: Material Reward

May 7, 2006 – 3:48 am | Comments Off on B’chukotai: Material Reward2,529 views
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An Obvious Question
This week’s Parsha begins with an assurance from G-d that if we observe his commandments he will grant us many rewards including prosperity, safety, peace and national sovereignty. Many commentators have wondered why all the enumerated rewards are of a physical nature, are we not destined for spiritual …

Shemot : Heaven And Earth

December 26, 2004 – 11:15 am | Comments Off on Shemot : Heaven And Earth3,318 views
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There was a steep mountain pass just outside Premishlan that was impassable during the winter because of its treacherous icy conditions. The Chassidic master, Rabbi Meir of Premishlan, would navigate this pass on a regular basis. When asked for his secret he answered simply, “One who is bound to the …