Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Lion King & The (son of the) Bird – מלך האריות ו(בן) הציפור

Unlike the other kings around, Balak, the king of Moav, opts for a different tactic against the Children of Israel: no direct physical war, but a war of words. Sounds familiar?? His full name is “Ben Tzipor”, literally son of … Continue reading

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Incomprehensible Love (Chukat) – ואת (א)והב בסופה…

How do we cope with the unknown? I remember my first days in chaplaincy training in NYC. We asked our supervisor soooo many questions! At some point he said, “Enough”! and added, “questions are a sign of anxiety”. ‘What?!’ I … Continue reading

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Which party would Korach join?? לאיזה מפלגה ילך קורח??

It’s interesting to read the leadership challenges Moses and the Children of Israel face during their travels in the desert on the backdrop of current Israeli politics. Or perhaps, witness current politics on the backdrop of the current weekly Torah … Continue reading

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Meeting in the Land – להפגש בארץ

Once a year the High Priest would enter the holy of holies in the Temple, and there, say a prayer for the People of Israel, so we learn in this week’s daf yomi. We might think that he would stay … Continue reading

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