serving Hashem

Ekev – Understanding Fear of Hashem

What is the concept of fear of Hashem in Judaism? Why is it the gateway through which we enter into a relationship of love with Hashem? What is the fundamental relationship of this concept to the concepts of Unity and Disparity, and Kindness and Restraint? Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

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Matos-Masei – Unifying Hashem

Was the request of the tribes of Reuven and Gad and part of Menashe an appropriate one? Most of the commentaries say No, but Rabbenu Bachai seems to say both yes and no. What were the positives and negatives? Why did Moshe give them specific advice, and did the advice work? Find out in this…

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Come to Israel, now?

It’s been over a week since my last real post, and I had many thoughts that bounced around my head since then. On one hand, the post was nice for anyone in the US, because it made one feel rather comfortable kind of ignoring the urgency of some other blogs. It also kind of left…

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