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The Price of a Wife, Jacob’s Children, Jacob’s Wealth
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 ...
The day has 12 hours; the Jewish day has the 12 sons of Jacob
If the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel each brought the same gift in honor of the Tabernacle’s inauguration, why does the Torah repeat the 35-item list twelve times, making Naso the longest Parshah in the Torah? There is a lesson here, says the Lubavit...
The money and the possessions of the Jewish people are very precious to G-d, because in them are found these holy sparks that we are meant to uplift.
21st Century Jew on Parshat Vayeitzei
What should we think of when we choose a name for our child? This week’s Torah portion offers direction.
He didn't write it specifically for his Chassidim, rather that it should be all-inclusive, for any neshamah.
The breastplate was a garment worn by the high priest while serving in the Holy Temple.
When he first admitted the truth about his Jewish ancestry, one of his friends in the Jobbik party said, “The best thing would be if we shoot you so you can be buried as a pure Hungarian.”
Commentaries on the Torah
How Reuven, Shimon, Levi and Yehudah represent four different phases we experience as we go through the order of the morning prayers: 1) Reuven—the first paragraph of Shema, 2) Shimon—the second paragraph of Shema, 3) Levi—the blessings after Shema, and 4...
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