Yisro’s Belief

H’Shem had made a complete mockery of Egypt. This was demonstrated in its entirety by the culmination of the judgment upon Egypt: “Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea” (Exodus 15:4, JPS 1917 Tanach). Measure for measure, H’Shem enacted judgment upon Egypt. Turning the Nile River into blood, reminded Pharaoh of…

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Hidden Presence

parashas insights: Yisro 5782 “Search for the L-rd and His might, continually seek His countenance.” – Psalm 105:4 G-d’s presence in this world (olam hazeh) is hidden. Yet, He yearns that we seek for Him. Our seeking is more than a hide-and-seek game; to seek G-d also includes preparing ourselves for the encounter, when we…

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Tu b’Shevat 5782

Tu b’Shevat: a mini Guide “It is a good custom for the faithful to eat many fruits on this day and to celebrate them with words of praise.” – from Pri Etz Hadar ch. 1, sefaria.org Baruch atah H’Shem Elokeinu melech haOlam borei pri haEtz (Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, who creates the fruit…

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