Shemos – Foundations of Exile
What is the depth behind the concept of exile? Why do the children of Israel go through exile, while Yishmael and Esav do not? How and why does Hashem bring us gently down into exile? What was the difference between Yaacov and his forebears that created the reality that all his sons were righteous, while…Read More
Rabbi Perr on Parshas Kedoshim
I am again happy to present another shiur from Rav Perr. This one is connected to Parshas Kedoshim through the concept of Kedusha. Rabbi Perr gives us a beautiful in-depth lesson about the concept of the kedusha that the angels say. He contrasts it with the kedusha that the Jewish people themselves say, as well.…Read More
Bo – Gathering sparks, understanding exile
What is the purpose of the Jewish people undergoing exile? What do our sages mean when they say that part of the reason is to bring lost Jewish souls back through conversion? Why was Paroh so scared of dying if midnight had already passed? What did the Egyptians mean when they said “we are all…Read More
Why are Jews in America?
Over the last two weeks, and for another week or so, I am visiting the United States for a family Simcha. I have not really had much of a chance until now to write any serious posts, but my thoughts have been rolling as always with ideas that beg expression. So, here I begin. Before…Read More