Regarding the judge, the Torah uses the word kelalah to denote cursing, while regarding the king, the Torah uses the word arur. Why, in the self-same verse, does the Torah switch from using one word to using the other?
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Treat your words like gold. They have more value than you think!
What can we, the Jews living in this generation, learn from this disagreement over whether the land was divided among those who left Egypt or those who entered the land?
The Gemara says, “A person’s given name expresses his essence.” The letters of Korach’s name are an acronym for his demise.
Hashem is asking us to keep going, to continue learning even when we feel overwhelmed and despair of ever understanding. It is the effort that counts.
Aharon’s silence “The sons of Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, each took his fire pan, they put fire in them and placed incense upon it; and they brought before Hashem a strange fire that He had not commanded them. A fire came forth from before Hashem and consumed them, and they died before Hashem.” What was Read more
Understanding how davening works is essential for us to appreciate its impact and how much it can affect our lives and those that we care about.
Parshas Mishpatim – The Effect of an Action “Holy people you shall you be to Me: you shall not eat flesh of an animal that was torn in the field; to the dog you shall throw it.” — Shemos 22:30 The Torah tells us that if a sheep or goat is killed while grazing, it Read more
Parshat Yitro – Enduring Inspiration In this week’s parsha, the Jews, as G-d’s chosen people, are officially established as a fearsome force among the nations. After decimating Egypt and defeating Amalek, they begin their journey through the desert. The Torah tells us of Yitro, the father-in-law of Moshe: וישמע יתרו – “And Yitro, Priest of Read more
Yehudis Litvak explores a higher perspective of the ‘Song of the Sea’, in Parshat Beshalach.