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The hope of this site is to be educational and inspirational. I see the Torah as an instruction manual given to us by a benevolent Father in heaven to help us navigate our lives, with stories and examples for us to learn from.
BIBLE = Book of Instruction By which to Live on Earth
FROG = Forever Rely On G-d
Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.

Wednesday August 14, 2019


Behaalotecha 11

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1 week ago
Chp. 12 verses 3 - 16: Continues with the story of Miriam who spoke Loshon Harah about Moshe. She is punished by God with leprosy and Moshe prays for her and she is healed and she is quarantined outside the camp for 7 days. The Nation does not travel and the people wait for her until she is cured

My Thoughts 141 The night before the circumcision

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1 week ago
The night before the circumcision, called Lel Shemurim, the night of vigil. Also a discussion of the 3 responses that the guests say at the circumcision, and their meaning.

Wednesday August 7, 2019


Behaalotecha 10

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2 weeks ago
Chp. 11 verses 27 - 35 Chp. 12 verses 1 - 3: Eldad and Medad were prophesying in the camp that Moshe would die and Yehoshua would lead the people into the land. Yehoshua asked Moshe to stop tthem but he said he wished that all the people would have the gift of Prophesy. The quail fell and killed many of the people. they called the place Kibroth Ha'Taavah, the burial place of those who lusted. Chp. 12 Miriam speaks Loshan Harah about Moshe.

My Thoughts 140 Tisha B'Av

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2 weeks ago
My thoughts on the fast of the 9th of Av.

Parashas Re'eh (2004 - 2007)


Re'eh 1a

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7 years ago
Chp. 11 verse 26 - Chp. 12 verse 21: Introduction, Moshe informs the people that they have a choice between blessings and curses, if they chose to follow the commands of G-d or not. He also informs them of the ceremony that would held on the mountains of Gerizim and Eival upon entering Eretz Yisrael. Chp. 12, Moshe reviews some of the laws that would regulate their lives once they entered the land. Laws concerning idols. Laws that would be connected to a central place of worship and sacrifices to Hashem. The prohibition of eating blood. Laws of tithing and to not forget the Levi. The laws of ritual slaughtering.

Re'eh 1b

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7 years ago
Chp. 12 verse 22 - Chp. 13 verse 19: Begins with the prohibition of eating blood, to do what is proper in the eyes of Hashem and to not follow the ways of the other nations. Chp. 13, warning about a false prophet, and an inciter, and that they should be put to death. Laws of a "rebellious city."

Re'eh 2a

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7 years ago
Chp. 14 verse 1 - Chp. 15 verse 7: Prohibition of self inflicted wounds, and of eating anything abominable. The dietary laws are reviewed. The laws of Ma'aser Sheini and where it should be eaten. Chp. 15, The laws of the sabbatical year.

Re'eh 2b

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7 years ago
Chp. 15 verse 7 - Chp. 16 verse 17: Laws of helping the poor. The laws of the hebrew slave. The laws of the firstborn of your flock. Chp. 16, Reviews the laws of Pesach, Shevuous, and Succos. Moshe empahasized that every male Israelite was to make a pilgrimage three times a year to the Sanctuary, bringing with him sacrifices, each person according to his means.


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