Bo – Conserving Spiritual Power

What is the aspect of the ‘First Born’ as represented by the people of Israel? How is it counteracted by Amalek, which is ‘first of the nations?’ How does one maintain continuity in the face of what seems to a setback in one’s spiritual achievements? Why do we preface our prayers with a mention of…

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Toldos – Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov

How do we see a reference to all three patriarchs in the first verse of the parsha? What does the midrash mean when it says that Avraham was saved from the fire in the merit of his grandson Jacob? What does the midrash mean when it says that all of the patriarchs were referred to…

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Gr"a on Redemption notes V

In the previous post, we left off in the middle of the notes of R’ Maltzin on chapter 11, number 6. Here we continue. Just as the the sun’s rays pour out upon the moon and stars, so too, in every generation, there is a spark of Moshe Rabbenu that shines through someone in the…

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