Rosh Hashannah – Gravity

We may think that we stopped our work in Egypt around the time of Pesach but the Gemara in Rosh Hashanah (11a) tells us that we stopped working as slaves…

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Nitzavim Vayelech – Drunk on what

When our soul was up in Heaven before it was placed into our physical body it was unfathomably high. Literally at the throne of Hashem. But now our holy soul…

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Ki Savo – Blessed Curses

The seventh Perek in Masechta Sotah (32a) begins with a Mishnah describing the different things we are allowed to say in any language; “Krias Shema, Tefillah, Birchas HaMazon, an Oath…

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Ki Seitzi – Faith in Him, Faith in Us

Every morning we awaken; what a miracle! Hashem has returned our soul to us after it ascended Above to give a testimony of how we spent our day; “Well, he…

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Shoftim – Inbetween

It is said of the great Tzaddik Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk that when he did Teshuvah he went so far back in his life that he would do Teshuvah for…

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Re’eh – Believing without seeing

Have you ever heard someone ranting about how they received some prophecy of sorts and they know the “real” way. Now, that guy is crazy. But what if someone who…

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Eikev – Broken to be built

In Parshas Eikev Moshe is continuing his goodbye speech to Klal Yisrael. He cautions us to guard all of the mitzvos, even the ones that seem minor and one could…

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Vaeschanan – Do we connect?

Among all the different religions out there and those of the past each one had a unique way to connect to their god or gods. We can look in the…

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Devarim – Perspective matters

We, together, are in Galus. And although in our day and age we experience anti-Semitism it is usually words published online and written on signs in protest of Israel but…

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Matos Masei – Where are we headed

A chasid once went to the Baal Shem Tov and asked, “Rebbe, I really want to see Eliyahu HaNavi. What can I do to merit this?” The Baal Shem Tov…

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