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    Yom Hakaddish Haklali

    The Spiritual Legacy of the Holocaust

    Several stages of the continuing evolution of our nation's comprehension of its greatest tragedy: Rejection of the Diaspora, remembering the victims, and the beginnings of incorporating this indescribable catastrophe into our understanding of G-ds scheme for advancing the world.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | 5770
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    Preperation for Shavuot

    Study or Action

    The sages of the Mishnah posed the following question: Which is greater, study or practice? “Rabbi Tarphon answered, saying, 'Practice is greater'; Rabbi Akiva answered, saying: 'Study is greater..' Rabbi Eliyahu Brin provides insight.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | 5764
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    Personality Development

    Study or Action

    The sages of the Mishnah posed the following question: Which is greater, study or practice? “Rabbi Tarphon answered, saying, 'Practice is greater'; Rabbi Akiva answered, saying: 'Study is greater..' Rabbi Eliyahu Brin provides insight.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | 5764
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    The Month of Adar

    “Joining Forces” on Purim

    “The collective body of the Jewish people, which, in the depths of its being, is not separate from Divinity at all” (Rabbi A.I. Kook, Orot Yisrael) is capable of reversing even the deepest and most complete evil, and rectifying it completely.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | 5763
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    The 17th of Tamuz

    The Weak Point of the Seventeenth of Tammuz

    There is a tendency, on fast days, for people to concentrate upon the calamities of the past and on the stages that led up to the destruction of the Temple. People reflect on the distant past when they aught - says the Rambam - consider the present.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | Tamuz 5758
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    The Haggadah

    The Structure of the Passover Haggadah

    “Had not the Almighty taken our fathers out from Egypt, then we... would have remained enslaved to Pharaoh.” Were it not for the Exodus, history would have simply come to a halt, and we, the Jewish people, would still be enslaved to the same Pharaoh.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin
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    Subjects of Jewish Thougts

    The Maharal of Prague: An Introduction

    We might very well credit Rabbi Yehudah Liva, the legendary "Maharal of Prague," with being the first to "open the gate" and provide us with a truly penetrating look at the essence of the Sages' homiletical teachings on the Torah - the "Midrash."

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | Cheshvan, 5761
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    The Ninth of Av

    Linking the "Ninth" with the "Tenth"

    The number ten symbolizes the peak of completeness and community, the height of sanctity. The destruction of the Temple began on the ninth, but it was on the tenth of Av that it reached its fiery peak. On that day, the Savior of Israel was born.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | 4 av, 5761
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    Tzav

    The Flame that Won't be Extinguished

    The Flame. Heart of the Nation. A Command and a Pledge. Renewed Inspiration. Rekindled in the Galut.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | Nisan 5761
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    Re'e

    Parshat Re'e

    Jerusalem and Shechem

    Two places show two aspects of the holiness of Eretz-Israel: Sechem signifies the nature of the covenant between G-od and Israel and Jerusalem is the center of holiness and Devine Presence.

    Rabbi Eliyahu Brin | Av 5761
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