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Vayeshev – Chanukah, Yosef and Completion

Why is Yakov afraid when he ‘sees the mighty ones of Esav?’ Why is he comforted by Yosef in this regard? Why is Yakov referred to as a ‘blacksmith’ while Yosef is referred to as a ‘goldsmith?’ What is the idea behind Yosef being the ‘reason for all the other offspring of Yakov?’ What is…

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Bo – Always Remember the Exodus

Why are there so many commandments related to remembering the Exodus? What is the difference between Emunah-Faith and Bitachon-Trust? How does one move from belief to truly living with belief? What are the main lessons of the Exodus? How does one come to recognize the small miracles in one’s life? Find out in this week’s…

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Va’era – Faith Brings Redemption

Why did Moshe first go to the Jewish people and show them the signs that he was the redeemer, and only then go to speak to Pharaoh? Why did Hashem tell Moshe to repeat the promises of redemption when the Jewish people seemed to be sinking deeper into their servitude as a result of his…

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Behaaloscha – Responsibility & Leadership

What motivates the Jewish people to complain about the Manna? Why do the original 70 elders die during this complaint as opposed to when they sinned at Mount Sinai? What unique characteristic exemplified those who were chosen to replace them? What is the concept of 70 in this comtext? Find out in this weeks Parsha…

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Ki Seitze – Compassion and Fellowship

What is the depth of the idea of sending away the mother bird when taking the chicks? Why does the Gemara say that it is improper to say that this mitzvah indicates that Hashem has compassion upon the animals? Why does our midrash indicate the opposite? How does fulfilment of this commandment bring closer the…

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Behar – Sharing the Wealth

What is the Torah’s approach to charity and ‘spreading the wealth?’ Why does the midrash place the idea of spiritual wealth beside the concept of material wealth? What are the mechanics of the spiritual principle behind the fact that when I share what I have – both in wisdom and in material matters – I…

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Me’ein hits 20,000

Excited to share the news that our new hit song/video “Me’ein Olam Haba” has passed 20,000 hits in less than three weeks! The video is a fun take on what happens when I ‘miss the last bus’ and a whole slew of things go wrong as I’m trying to get home in time for Shabbos. Baruch…

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Emor – When the Righteous Err

What is the connection between those who seek the advice of soothsayers and the Kohanim of our parsha? Why was King Saul referred to as a righteous individual despite his many mistakes? Why did Hashem seem to go along with Saul’s desire to speak to Samuel (who had already died) if he did it in…

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Acharei Mos – Biding the Time

Why is the concept of the Avodah-service of the High Priest on Yom Kippur sandwiched between the death of Nadav and Avihu and the forbidden relationships? What does the midrash mean when it says Nadav and Avihu wanted the ‘old guys’ to move on so they could take over? What is the concept of ‘sustaining…

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Welcome to My Website

I’m thrilled to welcome you to my new website! This is an exciting and busy time with the release of A Cappella Soul 3, my new vocal album, and a brand new ‘music’ video as well. It’s my hope that this new site will allow friends and fans to keep up to date with my music,…

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