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Shragi Rose Presents… The Hand of G-d

There was once a teenage boy called Isaac, who was the youngest son of a wealthy man. Isaac’s father cared very much for his son; he indulged his every whim and allowed him to go on all sorts of exotic

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Action Man

Project Mishkan’ reaches it completion in this week’s Parsha. We read how the Mishkan (Tabernacle) was brought before Moshe. The Medresh provides us with some more detail: Betzalel – the main builder – together with the workers attempted to set

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Yosef Berkovits Presents… Enough is Enough

In a tremendous show of unity and magnanimity, the Jewish nation – men and women – came together, in the recently read sidros, to donate their hearts and pockets, to the completion of the construction of the Mishkan – the

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Tragedy To Triumph

In the aftermath of the Sin of the Golden Calf we find what could be described as the most powerful single request ever made of a human being to Hashem. Moshe requests of Hashem, “Show me now Your glory”. Moshe

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Menachem Schreiber Presents.. First Take

When Hashem instructs Moshe to publicly appoint Aaron and his sons as Kohanim, the Medrash notes that Hashem’s instructive that Moshe do such was to serve as a public vindication of Aaron’s involvement in ‘leading the nation’ in serving the

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Rabbi Guttentag Presents… Grand Parenting

What are grandparents for? In our era, when the miracle of medical scientific advances has brought longevity increasingly to be a norm in society, children are often in receipt of the blessing of knowing not only their grandparents but also

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents.. Freedom

The Revelation at Sinai in this week’s Parshah is celebrated every year on Shavuos. This is the culmination of our freedom that started with the exodus from Egypt. The question is: how does the receiving of the Torah complete our

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Yosef Berkovits Presents… Self Belief

Many circuses tie their baby elephants to a peg immediately after birth, I recently read, so as to prevent them from escaping. Fascinatingly, the same peg deters the elephant even when fully grown! From repeatedly trying to release itself unsuccessfully,

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… The Leader

This week we reach the finale – the Jewish Nation leave Egypt after 210 years of slavery. But let us take a closer look at how our sources describe the redemption; in particular how the redemption compares to the subsequent

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