Tag Archives: Parsha

Unite and Declare “Bring Our Boys Home”

The Torah portion of the week describes the familiar and unfortunate events which lead to Moses’s miscalculation and the tragic outcome by which he was denied entry into the land of Israel. Moses, probably the greatest leader known to mankind, … Continue reading

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Plesner and Religious Zionism’s Message to the Jewish World

The “Plesner proposal” is the main platform of discussion today but its focus has consistently been at the forefront of debate within Israeli society. To date, the main rift within Israeli society is based upon the issue of who serves … Continue reading

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Integration and Preservation: never apologize for being a Jew

Last week much ado was made justifiably regarding the comments which Presidents Sarkozy and Obama made respectfully about Prime Minister Netanyahu (Sarkozy referring to Netanyahu as a liar and Obama’s commenting about how fed up he was having to deal … Continue reading

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Our Teens and the Rabbinate

Recently my daughters who are in their upper teens went on a short excursion with a group of friends. Part of the trail passed by a monastery, and upon their return, they expressed their disappointment in some of their peers … Continue reading

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Missing the Point of Religion

The other night I was meeting with someone when his son, who attends the eighth grade in what is considered to be one of the best schools in Bet Shemesh, walked in to show his dad that the 95 he … Continue reading

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The Technologically Advanced Slave

We’ve all read about or heard stories about people who may have been locked away in prison or even constricted to solitary confinement yet still found themselves miles away from their physical imprisonment in the mindset of a free man. … Continue reading

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Dividing the Land – Combining the Reason

Hammer Time Pinchas: Dividing the Land – Combining the Reason Moshe received two contrasting instructions with regards to portioning the land of Israel for the shvatim. First Hashem informed Moshe that the land would be divided according to the amount … Continue reading

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