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Rabbi Haim Shaul

Parashat Vayelech

| THU, SEP 29, 2022

The majority of the day of Yom Kippur is spent in prayer. Indeed it is the only day of the year that we pray five separate prayers.   But what…

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No Free Lunch

| THU, SEP 15, 2022

“It shall be when you come into the land of Israel, you shall take from your first fruits and bring them to the Temple”   Our tradition explains that the…

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Parashat Shoftim

| THU, SEP 01, 2022

We all make judgments, large and small, constantly throughout our daily lives. Therefore, we have to ask ourselves whether we are being objective in our decision making or if immediate…

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Parashat Ekev

| THU, AUG 18, 2022

Moses, in this week’s Parasha portion, teaches a fundamental principle of Torah philosophy.   “Man does not live on bread alone, but by everything that emanates from G-d does humanity…

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Parashat Debarim

| THU, AUG 04, 2022

Moses retells the story of the appointment of the judges that took place 40 years earlier. It is puzzling that Moses told the judges that any question which is too…

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Parashat Pinehas

| MON, JUL 18, 2022

Pinehas’ act of zealotry, when he went against Zimri’s open act of defiance, was described in last week’s Parashah, and yet, the reward for his actions are not written there…

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Parashat Hukat

| THU, JUL 07, 2022

Anger is one of the most destructive human emotions that Maimonides wrote should never be expressed even for a positive outcome. A person, however, can feign anger for a greater…

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Parashat Shelah Lecha

| THU, JUN 23, 2022

The episode of the spies was not only disastrous for the generation of the exodus who perished during the 40 years of wandering in the desert, but it has also…

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Parashat Naso

| THU, JUN 09, 2022

In the Psalm which is read on Shabbat, King David wrote, “How great are Your works, O Lord.”   On the day on which we are free from our mundane…

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Parashat Behukotai

| THU, MAY 26, 2022

During the weeks leading up to the giving of the Torah, we study the ethics of our fathers.   Hillel the elder said, “If I am not for myself, who…

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