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Moses and the Rebbe

Who was Moses? Why, indeed did G-d choose this unknown Israelite refugee to Midian to lead His people out of Egypt and be the conduit for the transmission...

Who was Moses?

The Short Answer: Moses is the most famous person in history.1 Moses was the first leader of the Jewish People (14th Century BCE); he was G-d's...

Torah: The Most Precious Gift

The question has been asked time and again: what exactly is the significance of the Sinai Event? Our Patriarchs studied and taught Torah centuries before...

Who were the people who instigated the “Second Passover”?

The mitzvah of Pesach Sheni was instigated by a group of impure Jews. Who were these individuals?The Midrash gives several answers:1) Joseph’s...

When was the Torah given at Mount Sinai?

The Torah was given to the Israelites in the Sinai Desert on the 6th day of Sivan 2448 years after Creation. This corresponds to early summer of the year...

What was the sin of the spies?

The spies’ reconnaissance mission to Canaan was intended to gather intelligence information about the enemy. They were told to scout the lay of the...

Good Tests v. Bad Tests

When the Israelites were in the desert, they were constantly testing G-d's patience. When facing the Red Sea they whined about G-d's...

Why did G-d choose Balaam to bless the Jews?

You are absolutely right! Some of the most beautiful blessings and praises ever showered upon the Jews were uttered by Balaam, the malicious anti-Semite...

What is the significance of the Sinai event?

1. Making the World a G-dly Abode Tradition teaches that the forefathers fulfilled all the commandments. But their fulfillment was drastically different...

Which precious stones were set in the high priest's breastplate?

I've been unable to find the English names of the gems on the breastplate, and apparently no one knows for sure which stones they were. However, in...