God, the Creator of the Universe, is the Source of Light. Why would He need the light of the Menorah?
Until One Hundred and Twenty
What is the source of the blessing "Until 120"? Is this really the maximum one can live?
Torah Source for Yom Ha'Atzma'ut
A historical application of a word found in this week's Parshat Beha'alotkha in Jewish communities throughout the world, showing how it clearly also applies to celebrating Yom Ha'Atzma'ut in our time.
Wear the right glasses
when Bnei Yisrael are in the desert they yearned for what they ate in Egypt. how come?
Bitterness or Bracha: Choose!
After the nation has reached a true “high” – we were freed from Egypt, we received the Torah, we built & then dedicated the magnificent Mishkan – it all seems to break down.
Power or Influence?
It is essential to grasp the difference between two concepts often confused, namely power and influence. We tend to think of them as similar if not identical. People of power have influence.
The Hidden Light
At the beginning of time there shone a light called the "Ohr Haganuz." With this light you could see from one end of the world to the other - meaning you could see the connection between cause and effect. God hid that light away after 36 hours but there are still times when you can still catch its glow.
Not Tests - Challenges!
Construction of the Menorah in the Tabernacle was a very difficult task, according to the Medrash. What exactly was so hard about forming it?
the Priest who lit the candelabra was to keep the fire close to the wick, until the wick itself caught fire and rose by itself. This is a lesson not only regarding the lighting of the great candelabra in the Temple but is also a metaphor for many life situations.
It’s Good to Be Second or Small
Our parasha deals with the lot of those who lost the opportunity to offer the Korban Pesach on time. The Torah describes these people as having been impure due to “nefesh adam”. Hashem’s solution was that these people should offer the Korban Pesach a month later.
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