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Shabbat Lech Lecha 5777–Shabbat Torah Study– Journey to Blessings

And so the journey begins. “Lech L’cha…” Avram and Sarai are told. Genesis 12:1. God uses a lot of words for what should be a simple instruction. Instead of God just saying “Lech” – “Go” to Eretz Yisrael, God says: … Continue reading

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Parashat Eikev 5775–Shabbat Torah Study–The Mitzvah of Gratitude? Rabbi Joey Krakoff Teaches Us This Shabbat!

This week’s Parasha contains the textual source for the obligation to say a blessing AFTER the meal—the Birkat HaMazon. Deuteronomy 8:10. It is an important part of our faith to show appreciation. It is certainly easier to express appreciation when … Continue reading

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B’haalot’cha 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D” — Did You Intend to Hurt God Too?

This week’s Parasha includes the infamous story of Miriam speaking lashon harah against her brother Moses. What was the reason Moses “…married that Cushite woman?” Bamidbar 12:1-3. Where was the benefit of the doubt? Where was the private conversation? Miriam … 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 Blog Parshat Shemini–The Power and Strength of Silence

At a time of great joy in the sanctification of the Mishkan/Tabernacle, Aaron’s first born sons, Nadav and Avihu, die bringing a special offering of their own. What did they do to deserve a death sentence? Where was the justice? … Continue reading

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