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Rabbi Haim Shaul

Parashat Ha’azinu

| MON, SEP 18, 2023

Our celebration of the new year is not just to remember the creation of our world, but also to embrace the newness and opportunity for our own rebirth and renewal.…

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Parashat Ki Tavo

| MON, AUG 28, 2023

Our sages state that the Mitzvah of giving the first fruits to the Cohen in the Temple, which our Parashah opens with,was the purpose of creation. How so? The offering of…

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Parashat Shofetim

| MON, AUG 14, 2023

It is customary to say selihot from the beginning of the month of Elul onwards. In the society we live in, the new year is frequently ushered in with levity…

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Parashat Ekev

| MON, JUL 31, 2023

Rabbi Yehoshua once asked directions from a young child while traveling to a city. The child replied, “This path is short and long, and the other is long and short.”…

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Parashat Debarim

| MON, JUL 17, 2023

When Moses set up the national justice system he told the appointed judges, “ Whatever will be too difficult for you, you shall bring to me and I will hear…

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Parashat Pinehas

| WED, JUL 05, 2023

What is the most important characteristic necessary for a leader? Yehoshua, the most dedicated and trusted student of Moses, was chosen to replace Moses not because of his intellectual prowess,…

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Parashat Korah

| MON, JUN 19, 2023

Korah accused Moses of being haughty and arrogant by telling him, “Why do you elevate yourself above the congregation of G-d that you lord over us, and wish to increase…

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Parashat Beha’alote’cha

| MON, JUN 05, 2023

Complaining has, unfortunately, been a part of our national character since the inception of our national journey. We find in this weeks Torah portion that the people were discontented and…

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| TUE, MAY 23, 2023

In receiving of the Torah, the nation had to overcome many challenges, as our sages have said, “All new beginnings are difficult.” We are all creatures of habit. Learning something…

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Parashat Behar-Behukotai: Fear or anxiety?

| WED, MAY 10, 2023

Keeping the commandment to leave the fields unplanted in the seventh year (Shemita) is a great test of faith, especially in an agrarian society. It is no wonder that the…

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