Parshas Behaaloscha – Breastfeeding!

“We remember the fish that we could eat in Egypt at no cost, along with the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. Now our spirits are dried up, with nothing but the man before our eyes.” Bamidbar 11:5-6 The Jewish people suddenly “desired a [great] desire”[1] to eat more than

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It’s Not Easy Being A Shoe

Imagine what it must be like to be a shoe. For the early stage of your life you’re sitting on a shelf in a dark box. Then if that isn’t bad enough, when you’re finally bought, you have to spend the rest of your life on someone’s

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Parsha Be’halot’cha

Taken from one of Rabbi Frand’s email Divrei Torah Why Wasn’t Moshe Rabbeinu Depressed? At the beginning of the parsha, the Torah gives Aharon the mitzvah of kindling the lights of the Menorah in the Tabernacle. A very famous Rash”i here asks why this section immediately follows that

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Miriam – A Heretic?

Miriam spoke lashon hara about Moshe. She expressed the fact that she didn’t understand why Moshe had to separate from his wife. After all, Miriam and Aaron were also prophets and there was no need for them to separate from their spouses. Kavayachol answered her by pointing

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Parshas Be’halot’cha

Topics covered in this class: The sedra’s name. Pesach Sheni The people complain Moshe’s humility. The Sedra’s name is the theme of the whole Sedra. B’haalosecha means to go up. When immigrating to Israel you make “aliya” which means to ascend. Israel is acquired through pain and

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Parshas Be’halot’cha

Topics covered in this class: The 2nd Pesach. The trumpets. Miriam speaks against Moshe. The 2nd Pesach Pesach is the only holiday that you get a second chance to celebrate if you missed the first time around. Why is Pesach so important that it can be celebrated a 2nd time?Our

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Parshas Be’halot’cha

Did you ever look at a picture that contained another picture or pictures within it, which at first glance (or second and third) you couldn’t see? Then, as if by magic, a door of perception opened and you could never see the picture again the way it

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