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By Rachamim Bitton On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Crossing the Sea of Divine Wisdom and Being Entrusted With Eternal Life

In this week’s Parsha we learn about Hashem taking Bnei Yisrael out of Mitzrayim. וַיְהִי בְּשַׁלַּח פַּרְעֹה אֶת הָעָם וְלֹא נָחָם אֱלֹהִים דֶּרֶךְ More...

By Rachamim Bitton On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Wherever You Go There I Am

Bo 5777 Our Parsha deals with the final three plagues Hashem brought upon the Egyptians. The plague of Arbeh, Choshech, and Bechorot. The locust which covered the land, the darkness which was palpable, and the More...

By Rabbi Benjamin Hecht On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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GOLD and SILVER

When one considers the inherent nature of a Divine command, the concept that immediately comes to mind is its inherent authority. It is inherently correct to abide by the authority of God as expressed through His More...

By Rabbi Benjamin Hecht On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Freedom, Reverence and Action

When we think of the actual process of the Exodus, we perceive the first step to be God commanding Moshe Rabbeinu to go to Pharaoh to demand of the king of Egypt to free the Jewish People. Why, though, was this More...

By Rachamim Bitton On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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The Potion to Heal All Suffering

Shemot 5777 This week’s Parsha begins teaches us about Bnei Yisrael beginning the painful and difficult years of exile with the backbreaking labour of Mitzrayim. וַיָּקָם מֶלֶךְ חָדָשׁ עַל More...

By Rabbi Benjamin Hecht On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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COMMUNICATION

After the death of Yaakov Avinu, Bereishit 50:15 informs us that the brothers were concerned that Yosef would act harshly with them in response to how they originally treated him. As long as Yaakov was alive they More...

By Rachamim Bitton On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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The Secret of Redemtion and Why We Say “Baruch Shem” Together With The “Shema”

In this week’s parsha we learn about the final years of Yaakov, and finally his preparation for leaving this stage of life of this world. We learn about the time he called all of his sons to his bedside and More...

By Rabbi Benjamin Hecht On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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TORAH and CONTEXT

Reading a Biblical text seems to so many people to be so easy. The stories seem to be quite straightforward; the lessons to be learned almost obvious, the messages clear and unquestionable. This is, in fact, More...

By Rachamim Bitton On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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A Powerful Meditation for Peace and Serenity

Vayigash 5777 This week’s Parsha begins with the difficult confrontation between Yehuda and Yosef. Yosef had told his brothers that he was going to keep Binyamin with him and this provoked the confrontation.  More...

By Rabbi Benjamin Hecht On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Changing Lifesyles

With the recent survey conducted by Nishma Research (no connection to this Nishma) on why people leave Orthodoxy the issue of “Off the Derech” (a subject which we have also previously addressed has again become More...

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