Vaeschanan – Expanding and Defining Borders

Why is Moshe not allowed to enter into Eretz Yisrael despite his 515 entreaties? What is the concept of him looking into the land? Why do we switch out of mourning on the 9th of Av and straight into joy and relationship? What is the parallel between the month of Tammuz that seems to extend…

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Yosef and the number five

In honor of Yosef’s yahrtzeit today, I would like to share a recent email conversation I had about Yosef. The questions came from a fourth grade teacher, whose students asked the following: Binyamin got 5 portions form Yosef of food and clothing. Yosef took 5 brothers to meet Pharoah. 1/5 of the fields the mitzriyim…

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