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Re’eh: Life: The School of Growth

There are two paths in front of you… In these posukim, the Torah sets out two divergent paths. One path leads to ultimate success and blessing, and the other to devastation and curses. If you follow in the ways of HASHEM, you will be richly rewarded. You will look back at your years of sacrifice with enormous joy and satisfaction, saying to yourself, “Whatever price I paid was so worth it. I am now being…






Re’eh: Rosh Hashana- Issues of the Day

The malachim’s position Malachim have no physical limitations or impediments, and therefore, they see with a brilliant, piercing clarity. They know and understand reality to an extent that we mortals can only dream about. The question then is why did the malachim think that the Jewish people should sing Hallel on Rosh Hashanah? Isn’t it obvious that the solemnity of the day makes it inappropriate to sing? What was the malachim’s perspective, and what did…






Re’eh: Consumerism and the Unhappy Generation

For forty years in the Midbar the Jewish people ate mon.  Guided by Moshe Rabbeinu, engaged in constant Torah study with every physical need taken care of, the Klal Yisrael lived on a lofty spiritual plane. Now they were being ushered into a different era; they would be entering Eretz Yisroel and begin living in a natural manner, and so they were given many directives to retain their status of  an exalted nation. One of…






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