Monthly Archives: June 2011

Parshat Korach 2011-It Won’t Be So Bad With the Parents

The adjustment coming back home is hard. But even with the unwanted rules, the overall situation is better. Don’t make Korach’s anti-authoritarian mistake. Continue reading

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Parshat Shelah 2011-Jewish Dress

Summary Moshe sends spies to the land of Israel to scout out the land before the Jews enter. The spies return with a negative report and the Jews complain that they are being led to their deaths. They are condemned … Continue reading

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Parshat Bealalotcha 2011-A rabbi’s obligation

Summary: Aharon is told how to light the Menorah (candleabrum) in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Moshe and Aharon inaugurate the Leviim into their service in the Mishkan. The commandments about Pesach Sheni (The Second Passover) are given. Miriam and Aharon speak … Continue reading

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Shavuot Message 2011

Shavuot is the second of the three defining holidays of Jewish identity. Fifty days ago we celebrated the Exodus from Egypt on Pesach (Passover). On this the second, we celebrate the event of the revelation at Mount Sinai, a completely … Continue reading

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Parshat Naso 2011-Taking the Lead

Summary G-d appoints heads of the tribes to dispense with internal politics. The mitzvot associated with the sotah (suspected adulteress) and nazir (a monk-type person) are given. The heads of each of the tribes make their formal donation. My analysis: … Continue reading

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