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Gog, Magog and MOSHIACH (left, right and middle lines)

by Rav Pinchas Winston. For millennia, Jews have eagerly anticipated the arrival of Moshiach. EXILE AND REDEMPTION The centrality of Moshiach and the belief in his eventual arrival is part-and-parcel of Jewish belief, as Maimonides emphasized in his classic “Thirteen … Continue reading

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The Death of Haran. by Rav Zvi Belovski

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) After the well-known stories of the Flood and the Tower of Babel, the sidrah concludes with a long genealogy. It traces human history from Noach and his family to Avraham Avinu ten generations later. We pick up the … Continue reading

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NIMROD by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) In the antediluvian world, evil abounded. Theft, rape and general lawlessness was the rule. With the waters of the flood, evil was washed away and ostensibly all that remained was Noah and his family. This was a new … Continue reading

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Na’ama. by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) AN ANONYMOUS WOMAN 1 In a generation of moral decay, one man shines. Noah is a righteous man, perfect in his generation. From the scant biographical details reported in the verses, we know that he has three sons, … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost. By Rav Noson Weisz

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) This week’s Torah portion — which relates the story of the great flood and of the events that lead to the building of the Tower of Babel — contains this seemingly positive declaration: The whole earth was of … Continue reading

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Noah’s Dam. By Rav Noson Weisz

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) “Noah erected an altar and took from every clean animal and every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. God smelled the pleasing aroma, and God said in His heart: “I will not continue to curse … Continue reading

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The First Argument

by Rav Ari Kahn:Bereishit(Genesis 1:1-6:8) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. [Genesis 1:1] The Torah begins with a description of the unfolding of events at the dawn of history. It has long been the understanding of … Continue reading

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And More About Angels & Zohar

Following previous post, I would like to clarify the story with “fallen angels”, i.e. the angels that took “daughters of earth” (women) and had relationships with them. Obvious question arises – how could angles have any relationships with women if … Continue reading

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Where is my Angel??

Midrash tells us that when a child forms in his mother’s womb, an Angel teaches him Torah. However, once the child is born to the world, the angel pats him on his mouth and the child forgets it all – … Continue reading

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Rabbi Akiva

Out of all famous Kabbalists, I have been always fascinated the most with the character of Rabi Akiva. I can’t say exactly why, but from the moment that I heard his story – the story of someone who started to … Continue reading

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