Monthly Archives: April 2016

House of Slaves

Regarding the Exodus, the Torah states that God redeemed us from the House of Slaves. The Egyptians were initially a House of Slaves – a lowly nation. God transformed them into a superpower only for the sake of the Jewish … Continue reading

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While You Are Young

“You shall keep My decrees and My laws which, if a person does, he shall live by them.” ~ Vayikra 18:5 Man must keep the decrees and laws given to us by the Creator when he is “live” – young, … Continue reading

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Short and Deep

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Leaving Egypt

The biblical slavery of Egypt represents bondage to your own self. Every day, at every moment, must be an exodus from the self. If you’re not leaving Egypt, you’re already back there. ~ R’ Tzvi Freeman Sign up here for daily sefira … Continue reading

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Choshech

“One who lights a candle in a room cannot make it available only for his friends while preventing his enemies from seeing by its light. God, however, did just that in Egypt. The Mitzrim were wrapped in darkness while Jews … Continue reading

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Faith in Faith

A Jew must have faith that, indeed, he has faith.  Even if one feels that his Emunah seems clouded in doubt, he should realize that in truth, only its radiance has become obscured. ~ R’ Mordechai of Lechovitz zt”l as … Continue reading

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Inside Out

R’ Nachman of Breslov said: “If you could turn a person inside out (i.e. to see his essence), you would see how myriads of worlds depend upon his every limb.”  When we avoid sin and do good, we not only … Continue reading

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