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Torah Thoughts

  • Creating a Mikdash for Hashem

    Torah Trumah / תרומה : SHMOT (EXODUS) 25:1-27:19 (link to the text How is it possible to notice something new about something one has seen, heard, sung, or said literally thousands of times?  Maybe it is just because I have become really interested of late in Shorashim (root words) and how they are connected, but…

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  • Every Person has a Godly Soul

    Torah  Mishpatim / משפטים : SHMOT (EXODUS) 21:1-24:18 (all links to citations will take you to the text on Sepharia.org) While preparing for this week’s ParshaNosher post, I was particularly struck by the beauty of the language of Exodus 23:12 , which reads: “Six days you will do the things that you do[i]/       ששת…

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  • Batya, Daughter of Pharoh: Coincidence or Rebel?

    I have long been fascinated by the story of Pharoh’s daughter (to whom we refer as “Batya,” meaning “daughter of G-d”), who pulls Moshe (soon to be Rabbeinu) from the Nile.  A daughter of Pharoh, she clearly was aware of the edict declared by her father after the midwives serving the Jews failed:  he tasked…

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