Parasha Inspiration – Yitro

By Rabbi Steven Bernstein | February 13, 2020

In the Babylonian Talmud, tractate Shabbat 88b, the Sage Yehoshua Ben Levi explains that when Hashem uttered the first words of the Dibraya, all the people at Sinai died. That is, the Neshama of all of Israel, at Sinai, left their bodies. He derives this from Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs) 5:6, which states “My…

Parasha Inspiration – Beshalach

By Rabbi Steven Bernstein | February 6, 2020

ה’ אִישׁ מִלְחָמָה ‘ה שְׁמוֹ׃ HaShem is a man of war, HaShem is His Name Ex 15:3 In this week’s Torah portion, Israel has its back to the sea and is surrounded by the army of Egypt. This is the most technologically advanced army of its age. It has M1 chariots, and Israel has no…

Parasha Inspiration – Bo

By Rabbi Steven Bernstein | January 30, 2020

Parshat Bo ends in chapter 13 with a series of commandments given to the children of Israel before Sinai. The children of Israel are commanded to keep the Festival of Matzah year-by-year. We are commanded not to eat anything with leavening for 7 days. We are commanded to tell our sons that we keep this…


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