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Parashat Shavuot 5783

7 Sivan Are we willing to grow? This week as we celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost in Greek), I was reminded of my experience when I got married. Our sages say that this period is a time of immense joy, which is why it is called a Chag, a celebration. We have reached our goal of counting […]

Shabbat Chol Ha Moed Pesach 5783

Excerpt Taken from Ranebi’s Message on Nisan 17, 5780 Pesach: A Festival of Thanksgiving From Exodus 34:6-7, where the LORD is speaking to Moshe, our sages have drawn a beautiful teaching called “The 13 Attributes of the Bore Olam”. Let’s examine them and put them into today’s context. ו  וַיַּעֲבֹר יְהוָה עַל-פָּנָיו, וַיִּקְרָא, יְהוָה יְהוָה, אֵל […]

Parashat Tzav 5783

10 Nisan    Shabbat HaGadol To Obey or not to Obey, that is the Question. Tzav means “command”. Our Creator was commanding His people Israel and here, specifically Moshe, his brother, Aaron the Cohen HaGadol, and his sons.  This one word alludes to the fact that we have Free Will. God wouldn’t command us to […]