Hashem commands us not to harbor hate in our hearts for any other human. Yet in the week's Torah portion, Hashem goes a step further and commands us to help the person we hate (or hates us) carry his load. What's behind this commandment? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat!
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In the week's Torah portion, Hashem gives a cryptic, seemingly illogical directive to Moses, something he must necessarily do before receiving the Torah and something we all must do as a prerequisite for progress. Enjoy today's mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat!
In the week's Torah portion, Moses prophesizes that he won't enter the Land of Israel, but in the future, Hashem will plant His people there just as He plants a tree. Enjoy this mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat!
Pharaoh is suffering setback after setback; his entire country is on the verge of collapse yet he is still intransigent. What's wrong with him? We learn from Pharaoh that those who create a lie, then live it, are on a collision course with Hashem and reality. Let's see:
Rashi is exacting in his elaboration of this week's Torah portion: Hashem revealed His Name of mercy to our holy forefathers, but He didn't reveal Himself to them as totally and exclusively merciful. Enjoy and have a lovely Shabbat!
During the Shovevim weeks, we speak extensively about guarding our eyes, but Moses in this week's Torah portion teaches us that there are times when the servant of Hashem must open his eyes, especially to see a brother in need. Enjoy our mini-lesson on this week's Torah portion and have a restful and wonderful Shabbat!
After Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and outfits them with all the need to make the journey to Canaan and bring Jacob their father down to Egypt, he warns them not to argue on the way. What was his apprehension? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson on the Torah portion, because it has an important message for each of us. Blessings for a lovely Shabbat!