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    Parashat Hashavua

    For the Purpose of Reishit

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Tishrei 25 5780
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    Bereshit

    Tzel, Tzelem, Tzela – A New Look on the Creation of Man

    The Torah stresses the word tzelem (image) in its description of how man was created in “a divine image” (Bereishit 1:26-27). It also seems to connect this distinction to the fact that man was created as male and female. According to all explanations, the concept of “in the image of Hashem” relates mainly to man’s spiritual side; this is not related to man’s physical side, which is actually connected to sinning. In the second description of man’s creation (ibid. 2:7), the Torah does describe a physical creation (“earth from the ground”), into whom Hashem breathed, thereby providing him with a living spirit.

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Tishrei 24 57777
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    Bereshit

    Considering Others is not Capitulation

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 5770
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    Bereshit

    Accepting Responsibility

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 29 Tishrei 5767
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    Bereshit

    The Beginning of Inter-Gender Relationships

    Parashat Bereshit

    Parashat Bereshit

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 26 Tishrei 5766
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    Bereshit

    The Root of the Evil

    Parashat Bereshit

    Parashat Bereshit

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 24 Tishrei 5765
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    Bereshit

    The Roots of Urbanization and Ecological Disregard

    Parashat Bereshit

    Many societies refer to the ground under our feet as Mother Earth; Adam abused his rights in the Garden of Eden; Cain is told that even with hard work, he would not succeed in working the land productively; Cain built a city and named it after his son, Chanoch;

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 5763
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