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Twelve Tribes of Israel, The

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Sometimes it all seems so hopeless. You can feed a hungry child, yet millions more remain hungry. For every good deed you do, so many evil deeds are committed . . .
You existed before you were born, and you're not going to be doing anything useful for a while; so what, exactly, are we celebrating?
Why is the there hardly any mention of Moses in the Passover Haggadah?
The commandment to count the Omer is an mitzvah upon every individual -- as opposed to a communal obligation. This tells us something about the nature of our relationship with Torah.
Beginning today, and continuing through Nissan 13, we recite the verses (from Numbers ch. 7) describing the offerings made by the "princes" (nesi'im) of the 12 tribes of Israel (see "Mishkan inaugurated"). Today we read of the gift bought by Nachshon ben...
In order to ensure the orderly division of the Holy Land between the twelve tribes of Israel, restrictions had been placed on marriages between members of two different tribes. A woman who had inherited tribal lands from her father was forbidden to marry...
The day has 12 hours; the Jewish day has the 12 sons of Jacob
If life were a chessboard, would you be a pawn who can travel only in one direction?
Why name an entire book after the seemingly coincidental use of a word in its opening line? But here lies an important lesson about the Jewish approach to the individual member of the community . . .
How can an individual, with his small contribution, feel like a vital part of the collective effort?
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