Mishpatim 5782

Mishpatim 5782

For years I have been warning the Jews in the galut that the gates to Eretz Yisrael will not be open forever for aliyah. Not all the Jews will hear the call to aliya, just as the 80% in Egypt did not hear or heed the call – and that is very sad.

Yitro 5782

Yitro 5782

What is the Significance of Mount Sinai for the Created World?

Parshat Yitro relates the most dramatic and significant episode for the existence of Am Yisrael and the world at large – the receiving of HaShem’s Torah. In fact, the parasha can be characterized as “to be or not to be”.

Beshalach 5782

Beshalach 5782

“Who knows five?” (quote from the Pessach Hagadda).

From a Jewish perspective, how would one define “coincidence”? I suggest that it is HaShem’s way of directing the world while remaining anonymous. It’s an interesting coincidence (or perhaps not) that cities which brought us bad mazel and bad memories come in groups of five.

Bo 5782

Bo 5782

Vayikra 26:42 “I will remember My covenant with Ya’akov as well as My covenant with Yitzchak and My covenant with Avraham. And I will remember the land.”

Why are they stated in that order? Why is the Land mentioned? And why does this appear in the Tochacha, the terrible chapter of rebuke?

Shemot 5782

Shemot 5782

Has Am Israel reached the era of our redemption? Let’s examine our sources from the prophets regarding the signs of redemption vs. life in Israel today; from the current state of economy and spiritual wealth to the conditions that must exist for us to be blessed with the final geula.

Vayechi 5782

Vayechi 5782

The “weeds” are the evil doers of the world. When God decrees that these “weeds” be destroyed, the free hand of the angel of death begins with the “wheat” — the righteous who happen to be there among the evil doers… When the inhibitions of hatred are released, then the ever-present hatred of Jews rises to the fore and Eisav seeks to put an end to Ya’akov.