That Tricky Yatzer Hara

Vayikra 1:2 Speak to the Bney Yisroel and say to them: when a man/adam from you will bring an offering to Hashem from animals, from cattle or from the flock you should bring your sacrifice. Rashi says that the phrase “Ki Yakriv” teaches us that this Pasuk refers

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With Open Eyes

Author: Sefer Ahavas Chesed Day 33 – With Open Eyes SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – Part II Chapter IX footnotes Wherever the potential is greatest for a Jew’s neshamah to fully blossom, the yetzer hara is there, planting spiritual weeds to undermine its growth. Since chesed is the

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Taking Control

Author: Rabbi Pinchas Morse Source The Midrash, Bereishis Rabah 22:6, describes the operation of the body in the following way. “Rebbi Abba said the yetzer hara (the body) is similar to a bent over man who posed as a robber and sat at a crossroads. To every

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The Destruction of Shechem: Is Killing Ever Kosher?

Breishit 29  The Destruction of Shechem: Is Killing Ever Kosher? (Ch. 34) Two years ago, after many months of Palestinian violence, the Israeli army invaded Jenin, a center of terrorism in the West Bank. The world was outraged—Israel going after terrorists in a crowded refugee camp would be sure

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