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    Zachor

    "Zakhor" Before Purim

    Amalek sought to demonstrate, by attacking the spiritually weak, those whom the Clouds of Glory had cast out, that the secret of Israel's power lay in their observance of the Torah and its commandments, that they possess no intrinsic sanctity.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | Adar 1 5768
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    Kumi Ori

    The Three Shepherds

    Rabbi Avraham Elkanah Kahana Shapira's regular classes at the yeshiva and in his home were, more than anything else, what transformed the yeshiva's students into Torah personalities immersed in the sea of the Talmud and guided by sound reasoning

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | Kislev 5768
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    Para

    The Mystery of Purification - and National Revival

    Parashat Para

    The return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel spells the return of the soul of Israel, lost for thousands of years in the Exile, to the Eternal People as they themselves return to the vibrancy of full-fledged natural life in the land of their birth.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | 5763
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    Zachor

    Amalek Against Jerusalem

    The words of the verse, “First among nations is Amalek,” are coming true in our own time. An international attack is being waged upon Israel - especially upon its spirit, the Divine spirit whose practical expression is the rebuilt city of Jerusalem.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | 5764
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    Additional Lessons

    Choosing a Place of Prayer

    Abraham used to establish a fixed place for prayer. A fixed place of prayer creates a firm bond between the worshiper and his prayer. It transforms the supplicant's worship into a firm foundation and unchanging element in the structure of his life.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | 5764
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    Hanukkah In Our Time

    Chanukah - An Eternal Light

    Unlike Greek thought, Judaism teaches that all of man's actions possess value and make an impression upon the heavens and earth - momentarily and eternally. The morality of man is not mere courtesy; our commandments are not some external performance.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | Kislev, 5761
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    Articles about Hanukkah

    The Sanctity of Hanukah

    What reason is there, in our day, to rejoice over the return of Jewish self-rule in the Second Temple era? After all, we see that, at any rate, the Temple was eventually destroyed, and the Jewish people were exiled from their land.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | 5763
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    Hanukkah In Our Time

    "Each According to his Camp"

    We cannot be satisfied with strengthening only one portion of the people, no matter how important its task be. We must designate persons for each of our national goals, whether the strengthening of the Torah or the building of the nation.

    Rabbi David Chai Hacohen | Kislev, 5761
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