One Mitzvah at a Time!
“I love mother Russia. If I would own a chest of gold and silver I would give it away to Mother Russia.” “WOW! Amazing! But, what about the horse sitting in the barn; how is it that you’ve not gifted it to Mother Russia?” “Brother! What’s a horse! I’m talking about gold and silver!!!” “I know. […]
Parashat Ki Tissa
Following the tragic episode of the golden calf Moses took his tent and set it up outside the camp. He reasoned that since G-d was angry with the people, then he, as the Divine emissary, should also show his displeasure by withdrawing from them. Although Moses was the incomparable leader and the greatest of all […]
Angel or Human
“My dear parents, if you were to name the most memorable moment of my youth, what would it be?” “The moment you said, ‘Dad’ and ‘Mom’ was the beginning of your transformation into a mentsh. We would listen to you saying ‘Dad – Mom’ over and over, and it was music to our ears. […]
We read this week of the commandment to build the sanctuary, which accompanied the nation throughout their travels. Surprisingly, to many of our sages, the need for a physical sanctuary arose as a result of the tragic episode of the building of the idolatrous golden calf (Rashi, Maimonides). Otherwise, no dedicated sanctuary would have been […]