Do you bless your sons on Friday night? Were you blessed by your father on Friday nights? For the past few hundred years, Jewish fathers have blessed their sons to be like Ephraim and …continue reading Yoseph’s Greatest Success: Ephraim and Menashe
Question: Why would a counting of males twenty years and older cause a plague, and how would the paying of the half-sheqel protect the people from this? Perasha Content: Every …continue reading The Power of The Community
They took to the streets, gathering in numbers and strength, shouting their demands at Aharon. They spoke at him saying: “Get up! Make for us an elohim!” This was the …continue reading The Antidote to The Egel
Rabbi Ezra Labaton ZS”L Who ever thought that counting could be a religious activity and therefore part of our “spiritual vocabulary.” Yet here Torah teaches us that we must count …continue reading Why Do We Count the Omer?
Leaving Egypt Moshe filled the role of king, judiciary and priesthood. Throughout their journey, fulfilling the instruction of God, Moshe created three separate roles, the king, the court, and the …continue reading Am Yisrael: A Model Government