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Gad and Reuben's Request to Receive Lands East of the Jordan

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In explaining the distinction between the Avodah of Yaakov and that of Yisroel, the Rebbe indicates that the Avodah of Yisroel is the service of a Ben (son), whereas that of Yaakov is the service of an Eved (servant). Because the relation between a son an...
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the tribe of Gad fighting on the frontlines
Rashi illustrates how Moses’ strategy to send the tribes of Gad and Reuven to lead the charge in the conquest of Israel teaches how to effectively overcome your enemies.
The descendants of Reuben and Gad had an abundance of livestock, very numerous . . . and they spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the kohen and to the princes of the community, saying . . . “The land that the L‑rd struck down before the congregation of Israel i...
Although G-d bequeathed Abraham and his descendants the land of Israel whose borders include the east side of the Jordan, this territory was never formally part of Israel and will only become so with the final redemption. This class will explore the profo...
Gad's battle victims were readily identifiable. With one fell swoop of the sword they would cut off the head together with the arm. The ability to strike such a blow is an indication of tremendous lion-like strength.
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