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Moses: (a) (1393-1273 BCE) Greatest prophet to ever live. Son of Amram and Jochebed, younger brother of Miriam and Aaron. Born in Egypt and raised by Pharaoh’s daughter. Fled to Midian, where he married Zipporah. Deployed by G-d to Egypt to liberate the Israelites. Visited ten plagues upon Egypt, led the Israelites out, and transmitted to them the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Led the Israelites for forty years while they traveled in the desert, all the while performing astonishing miracles and wonders. Died in the Plains of Moab, and succeeded by his disciple Joshua. (b) A common Jewish name.
Scripture tells us that Moses left Egypt a young man, and yet he comes back an octogenarian. Where was he for all those years?
Although only 48 prophets and seven prophetesses are mentioned in the Bible, Talmud, Megillah 14a. throughout our history our nation has been blessed with tens of thousands of individuals who transmitted the word of G‑d, each of them excelling in his or h...
The greatest prophet who ever lived, Moses transcribed the Torah (also known as the Five Books of Moses), the foundational text of Judaism.
Nowadays, many people are in positions of power simply because their egos dictate so. But what is a real leader? How does a real leader lead and what are the qualifications that a leader must have?
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Parshah Curiosities: Va'eira
Twice in the narrative we find Moses protesting and resisting G-d’s mission to tell Pharaoh to let the Jews go due to his difficulty to speak and sealed mouth. What was the remedy to this speech impediment, and why was he challenged this way in his role t...
"וישמע יתרו" “And Yitro heard.” (18:1) QUESTION: Rashi writes, “Yitro had seven names; one was ‘Yeter’ because he ‘added’ a parshah in the Torah: “ve’atah techezeh” — “and you shall seek out” (18:21). When Yitro saw how hard Moshe was working, the first t...
Life Lessons from Parshat Tetzaveh
The portion of Teztaveh coincides around the birthday and passing of Moses. The special qualities of Moses’ leadership enable us to discover our very own potential.
Aquatic Jew
The kabbalistic masters tell us that there are tzaddikim (righteous individuals) who live their entire lives as fish of the sea, wholly submerged within a perpetual awareness of and subjugation to the divine reality. Such an individual was Moses, whose na...
A Taste of Text—Tetzaveh
When “giving in” can actually help you achieve what you essentially want.
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