Monthly Archives: June 2012

Measuring Up to Your Potential–Parshat Chukat 5772–Adat Shalom Shabbat Torah Study–Rabbi Aaron Bergman

The Torah heroes of the Jewish people distinguish themselves by their humanness—that they are not examples of perfection nor do they pretend to be. In that way, each of our heroes can be someone we could actually aspire to emulate. … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Parshat Korach 5772–Adat Shalom Torah Study–Ruth Bergman–Look for the Holiness in Everything

The best known rebellion in the Torah is retold in this week’s Parasha. We even name the Parasha after the chief antagonist Korach. Pretty nice reward for someone who dared to challenge Moshe and God, huh? Another irony is that … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Parshat Shelach 5772–Rabbi Shere–Don’t Lead Yourself Astray

This week’s Parsha begins with the story of external spies, those who lead the Jewish people astray and ends symmetrically with a warning about our  internal, built in spies—our hearts and eyes that lead us astray.  The Torah says not … Continue reading

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Parshat B’ha-alot’cha 5772–Shabbat Torah Study–Rabbi Shere–Don’t Be Rash

Everyone knows the story that Miriam was afflicted with tzaraas (often improperly translated as leprosy)  for criticizing  Moshe to Aaron for  how she perceived Moshe  was treating his wife Tziporah.  (Numbers 12:1).  This is the classic proof text against lashon … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Parshat Naso 5772–Adat Shalom Shabbat Torah Study–Don’t be a show off

Visit my “Shabbat Torah Study in the D” Blog. http://www.paulmagy.wordpress.com.  Naso is the Torah’s longest Parsha and culminates with the dedication of the Mishkan and the gifts of the princes of the 12 tribes. No effort or expense was spared … Continue reading

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