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Parashat Ki Tavo – materialism and egoism

“When you enter the Land that God is giving you…you shall take from the first of all the fruit of the ground” (Dt 26:1-2).   From these words we learn that everything that is for God’s sake should be of the best and most beautiful (cf. Rambam), as the Torah says: “Kol Khelev leHaShem” – Read More

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Parashat Vayeishev – Messiah son of Yosef

NO TRANQUILITY FOR THE RIGHTEOUS In the opening verse of this week’s Parasha (Gn 37-40), after his so many struggles, Yakov intends to“settle down in tranquillity” (37:1). But right after this, “there pounced on him the troubles of Yosef”, his beloved son. “The Righteous wish to settle in tranquillity, but the Blessed Holy One says: Read More

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Yeshu Hanged on Erev Pesakh

The Story Baraitha 1 – Sanhedrin 43a: “AND A HERALD PRECEDES HIM etc. This implies, only immediately before [the execution], but not previous thereto. [i.e. not 40 days before] [In contradiction to this] it was taught: On the eve of the Passover Yeshu was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald Read More

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Parashat Noah – Noah and Messiah

[From the teachings of Rav. Ginsbourgh (Gal Einai Institute) and Ariel Cohen Alloro] ונח מצא חן בעיני יה-ו-ה “And Noah found favor in the eyes of HaShem” (Gn 6:8). “veNoah matza Hen b’Einei Adonai” PART 1  – Noah = Grace Noah in Hebrew means ‘rest.’ ‘When Noah (נח) was born he was named after the Read More