Tag Archives: moshe

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God’s Business Advice to Moshe

This shall they give…a half Shekel. (Parsha Ki Tisa: Ex. 30:13) God showed Moshe a coin made from fire, teaches the Midrash, showing him the amount that everyone must give…

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Waging Today’s Battles

We read in the Mishna about Moshe and the Jewish people’s battle with Amalek, which we will recall this Shabbat, Parsha Zachor, the Shabbat preceding Purim. “And so it was,…

The blessing and the curse

Moshe places before the Jewish people a choice.  If we choose one way, we will be blessed and if we choose another way we will be cursed. This choice is…

Why is the Torah finished on Simchat Torah?

From Rabbi Eliezer Kwass, the master teacher from Yeshivat Darchei Noam in Yerusahalayim (aka Shapells). The Shem Mishmuel on Vezot Habrakha Hagaon Rav Shmuel Bornstein on Parshat Vezot Habrakha (from…