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Exploring Rashi’s commentary on initiating the Kohanim
Rashi defines two significant steps in how Aaron and his family became kohanim, and this teaches a valuable lesson in Jewish outreach.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the mysterious covering for the Mishkan
Among the materials used to build the Tabernacle in the desert is a strange item called “Tachash”. Rashi explores what it is, and teaches us a profound lesson in the power of the “small things” in life.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the prohibition of milk and meat
Why would the Torah repeat the same instruction three times? Learn Rashi’s surprising interpretation and a powerful take-home message.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on why Eisav moved away
When Yaakov returns home a wealthy man, after decades of living afar, Esav quickly emigrates. Why?
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Avraham marrying Keturah
In an unexpected twist, Avraham takes Hagar back after Sarah passes away. Rashi exposes the controversy around that move, and how it is resolved.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on seemingly conflicting Sinai narratives
The giving of the Torah was the greatest Divine revelation in history. Rashi reveals how the Torah’s very specific description helps us appreciate exactly how close G-d was during that one-time event.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the statement to battle Amalek
No sooner had the Jews left Egypt, Amalek attacked us. Rashi offers a fascinating insight into G-d’s eternal war on this rogue nation, plus a powerful personal take-home lesson.
A brief pre-Rosh Hashanah insight into letting go of unhealthy thinking and embracing meaningful mindfulness to access blessings for the New Year.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Moses’ blessing to multiply a thousand-fold
When Moshe blesses the Jews to increase in number, it sounds like he intends to short-change them on G-d’s blessing. A lesson in balancing G-d’s infinite blessings with our reality.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on doing the entire mitzvah
If you undertake something good, but can’t finish it and someone else takes it over the finish line, who gets the credit?
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