Newsletter

SWEET GRAPES


The Jewish People crosses the Red Sea!

A nation that has been crushed in Egypt suddenly bursts forth like blossoms in the spring! Surely there is no other nation like this, able to rise not only from slavery but from the slave mentality, a nation uniquely close to G-d, far above what other nations can even imagine. 

view
DREAMING OF STARS


Joseph is in prison and Pharaoh dreams. Suddenly Joseph is king of Egypt. “Yeshuas Hashem k’heref ayin … the salvation of G-d comes in the blink of an eye!” This is high drama.

Our contemporary world also reflects high drama, as powerful battles play out on many stages. Hidden behind all these conflicts, the great salvation is being prepared in Heaven, as the Messiah prepares to arrive “k’heref ayin,” with blinding suddenness.  

view
TERRORIZED BY THE NEWS


I do not like the term “terrorism.”

It makes us cringe, as if we were slaves to our enemies. The word induces fear, but we are not supposed to be afraid of people. “G-d is with me. I have no fear. How can man affect me?” (Psalm 118) 

view
"EXHAUSTED NATION"


“Perhaps you will say in your heart, ‘These nations are more numerous than I. How will I be able to drive them out?’  

view
MITZRAIM!


Now we descend with Joseph to Egypt.

The significance of our ancestors’ sojourn in Mitzraim (Biblical Egypt) must be prodigious, because we never cease to mention it. Every Sabbath begins with, “zaicher l’ytzias Mitzraim … a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt,” and every holiday cycle begins with Passover, the entire theme of which is the story of our Redemption from Mitzraim. 

view

 

Recent Posts


Tags

King of the Universe evil Rome Miriam purity biblical sun Tzuk etan Sefiras haOmer India Earth commandment missiles Judah Haman Exodus Beit Hamikdash terrorist sin King David Boaz Chanukkah Magog violence Pharaoh Jerusalem keys Rabbi Akiva angels Ishmael bris milah flood Terror Attack in Jerusalem priests spies soul Galil kesuba brotherhood Egypt Baku Greeks Ishmeal terror meraglim Zechariah peace Judgement Day culture Malbim Passover Seder esrog moon Ammon High Priest kosher sacrifices Golus Zion light Father in Heaven Maimonides Elul messiah world to come three weeks Holiness Mount Hermon sanctity Moshe Yerushalayim Amram prayer book Temple fires Judaism tremors Matisyahu lights Divine presence Samuel repent plague minyan Rebecca idolatry Esau Holy land forefathers G-d Torah scholars Rosh Hashana Achashveirosh Rachel alone Moab yarmulke ethics Chanukah prophet Jacob Sabbath pray Maccabeans Geula Sarah Solomon Bais Hamikdosh redeemer Mount Zion matzos Shushan Raiders of the Lost Ark Sages automobiles terrorists judgement Sea of Galilee Purim blessing Garden of Eden shmittah tablets Joseph bird Jew Midrash seder earthquake Amalek Eve evolution cholent paradise danger Eglon holy logic Talmud Laban Isaiah Sodom Avraham Banias Benjamin materialism terrorism Pinchas Lunar eclipse idol trees water compassion fear Prophecy Mordechai Babylon patriarchs survival Hebrew Shechina repentance mikveh Ishamael prophets heavenly gates Blame slaves Passover Sukkah Chafetz Chaim resurrection shofar Isaac deluge self-worship siddur Holocaust Hashem Sephardi Creator Teshuva fault Land of Israel rain Ten Commandments creation salvation Miraglim Europe ancestors Moshaich Balak Day of Judgement mikveh, Sabbath Holy Temple Noah Tisha b'Av Western World patriarchs'matriarchs enemies stones night Aharon evil inclination rabbi End of Days king Rabbis murder Torah portion Adam tears Day of Atonement Golden Calf Yaakov Master of the Universe Solar eclipse Torah Zion, Angel kiddush tabernacle Song of Songs eternity Rashi spirituality media slavery kinneret Moses Hagar prayers bible Ashkenazi Shabbos Jews cries Faith United Nations Parsha Ruth mitzvos redemption Rosh Hashanah Red Sea Genesis Sukkos Chol haMoed Esther Tefillin stars persecution Jewish festival Abraham heaven song New Moon Jewish rosh chodesh angel Jewish holidays King Solomon Final redemption Abrahem hubris barley Yom Kippur darkness locusts spiritual Children of Israel Temple Mount Dead Sea Moshiach Matriarchs gossip Protective edge Lot mitzva Babylonia Tallis Leah Hasmoneans High Holy Days Psalms chessed dreams Golan Gog exile prophet Samuel liberation Mount Sinai fragrance Nation of Israel chaos Israel Ezekiel Angel of Death shield of Abraham Tu b'Shvat Macabees Jeremiah Jewish People Samuel the Prophet Second Temple incense America Bilaam holiday Heavenly Mercy Psalm Chofetz Chaim Zohar menorah eternal Repentence miracle David 2020 Vision synagogue God miracles Canaan Rebbe heavenly throne Western Wall Shavuos leprosy war prayer death secret Tu b'Av Edom Holy Ark yeshiva pain Red Heifer

Archive