We Are All in Egypt!

As we are now preparing for Passover, of course, we begin to think about the exile in Egypt and about exile in general. When one becomes familiar with the Torah and with Judaism, one will observe that exile features frequently in the Torah. Adam and Eve are exiled from the Garden of Eden, Cain is exiled, Abraham has to go into exile in Egypt and Jacob and his sons also ...

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Night and Day

In Jewish tradition every day starts in the evening. So for example, the Sabbath, Shabbat, starts Friday evening when the sun sets and it ends on Saturday when the stars come out. The Jewish 24 hour day extends from the beginning of the night till the beginning of night, so that the evening always proceeds the morning in the order of our day. This is implied in the verses in ...

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Purim and the Mirror on the Wall – 5773

This coming week Jews all over the world will celebrate the festival of Purim. Our Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, and we were exiled to Babylon and Persia (modern day Iraq and Iran). Haman ascended to power under the Persian Empire and was at the peak of his political influence and wealth. As we know, Haman hatched a plot to destroy all the Jewish people, something ...

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Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog on Parshat Terumah 5773

Rabbi Mordechai Becher speaks about Precision Measurements - The significance of the dimensions of the Tabernacle. This week’s VLog is sponsored In honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Suchard for the upcoming bar mitzvah of their son, Shlomo. Mazeltov.  Drs. Moish and Robyn LovingerContact Gateways to sponsor an upcoming edition of Rabbi Becher's VLog.

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