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The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
What happened to “once a believer, always a believer”? Two hundred years the Jewish people held on to their faith, and suddenly, just because things got a bit worse, all is gone?
The ten plagues were not sent just to dismantle Egypt's infrastructure. They were powerful forces that provided the Jews with strategies for spiritual rehabilitation...
Moses' attempt to gain freedom for the Jewish people has resulted only in an increased level of oppression. Last week's Sedra ends with him asking a question to G‑d: Why has only bad resulted from his obedience to G‑d's command?
Rabbi Eliezer says that each Plague actually consisted of four Plagues. Rabbi Akiva says not four, but five. Sitting at the Seder table, reciting from the wine-stained Haggadah, we hurry on towards the Matza, the bitter herbs and the meal. But what are th...
Last week's Parshah concluded with the epochal exchange between Moses and G-d over the mystery of human suffering, in which Moses protested, "My G-d, why have You done evil to this people?" The opening verses of this week's Parsha contain -- we assume -- ...
You have to admire that guy. One plague, two plagues, they just kept coming... But he stayed the course
If not for the frog, says the Midrash, how would the Almighty take retribution against Pharaoh? Why does the Midrash single out the frog when there were nine additional plagues?
“Why does he hate me so much?” I remember hearing my own grandfather say of someone. “I never did him any favors!”
G-d is concerned not only with lofty generalities, with the world as a whole or an entire species as a whole, but also with “lowly matters” and with the smallest details.
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