Category Archives: Parsha

The Desire

How is it possible that a portion of the Torah is named after a sinner as great as Korach? The Torah wants to emphasize that we can learn something constructive even from Korach’s bitter controversy. Just as Korach wanted to be a High … Continue reading

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Loshon Hora Lesson from the Parsha

Instead of arranging for Yitzhak to become blind so as to enable Rivka and Yakov to trick him into blessing Yakov, G-d could have simply revealed Esav’s wickedness and unworthiness to Yitzhak. G-d would not have been divulging anything that … Continue reading

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Learn from our Failures

G-d told Cain “If you improve, you will be forgiven” Genesis 4:7. Cain’s true failure was that he didn’t learn from G-d’s positive response to Abel, who had offered up the choicest of his animals. Had Cain presented a second … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Blessing

Our greatest blessings were uttered not by Moses, not by David, not even by G‑d Himself. They were uttered by a wicked sorcerer, hired to curse. The most brilliant diamonds hide in the deepest bowels of the earth; the most … Continue reading

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Without Sin on Shavuos

Shavuos is the only Biblical festival in connection with which the Torah does not command that a Korban Chatas – sin offering, be brought.  For on Shavuos, the day on which the Torah was received, every Jew is in the … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Manna – Shabbos

“Six days you will gather [the manna] and on the seventh day, which is Sabbath there won’t be any.  And it was on the seventh day, some of the people went out to collect and they did not find any.  … Continue reading

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Lesson from the Manna – No Leftovers

Moshe commanded the Children of Israel not to leave over any manna for the next day.  Anyone who defied this command found that the leftover manna was infested with worms for no apparent reason.  No matter how well they tried … Continue reading

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