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The Rebbe examines our relationship with G-d from an interesting angle -- the legal angle. Using Torah law as our criterion, what would be G-d's obligations toward us?
Where I come from, the powerful try to control the powerless, and the mighty retain their strength. So if I were G‑d, I’d have kept creation for myself. The Creator of creators, however, is clearly more trusting, and created our world not for power, but i...
The celestial benefits are the greatest motivators. Is it not curious that the Torah employs promises that are trivial by comparison as motivation for the performance of the statutes?
A courtroom. A judge reads off the charges. The defendant took his victim, drugged him, called in several of his assistants and methodically, with forethought cut the man's stomach open, removed organs, put in foreign substances...
For the haftarah of Parshat (Behar) Bechukotai, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah Jeremiah 16:19-17:14. for Bechukotai (and Behar-Bechukotai when they are together) is from the book of Jeremiah. In it, you will find a prayer, prophecy, words of rebuke and warning about not putting our trust in G‑d and not keeping the sabba...
The Torah discusses two categories of holy animals which must be offered in the Temple.
When G-d communicates with us from a place closer to His essence, we don’t understand Him clearly. Was that a hug? ’Cause it felt like a slap in the face . . .
In the portion of Bechukotai, we read that the Jewish people will confess their iniquity and their fathers’ iniquity (Leviticus 26:39). In the next verse, G‑d promises that He will bring them into the land of their enemies (Leviticus 26:40). It would seem...
We tend to start out with rosy ideals or images of how good everything is going to be. Then, at some point, for many of us, we are challenged by situations which seem almost unbearable...
Two of the seemingly least-related concepts in the Bible are found side by side in this week’s Torah reading.
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