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Manna, The

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Manna, The: the food from heaven provided to the Jews in the desert after the exodus from Egypt
We read in Exodus 16:15 that the heavenly bread fell, and “when the children of Israel saw [it], they said to one another, ‘It is manna,’ because they did not know what it was.” But what does “manna” mean?
When life runs smoothly without complications, we tend to take things for granted and expect things to continue sailing along. Unfortunately, for most of us, it is only when the arrows of misfortune strike that we wake up...
if G‑d wanted to miraculously ensure our survival in a desert, He needn’t have invented manna. He could have reduced our dependency on food. No appetite, no hunger, no problem . . .
Is distributing equal food portions G-d’s way of demonstrating the importance of absolute equality amongst all humanity -- even at the expense of common sense?
We might be at home, or in the synagogue. We might be praying in Hebrew, or in another language. What are we trying to do when we pray?
The manna is to Jewish history what Shabbat is to the workday week: a precedent
I remember when we received my diagnosis of ALS; it felt like our whole world was falling apart. My wife, Dina, shared with me advice she received from a friend: At times like this, let go and allow G‑d to take over. It was the best advice. G‑d sent His b...
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