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There is an interesting story told in the Book of Judges, Chapter 17. Someone by the name of Michiyahu founded an idolatrous cult. He had an idol and built a temple for this purpose. He sought someone with
leadership qualities, charisma and spirituality to lead his…
Miriam took her tambourine, took the women aside and led them in song. Today Moshe’s sister is introduced to us by name. Until now we didn’t know her name. She was called “Achos Moshe”, Moses’ sister. We
also learn today about the new title she received: “Miriam the
Where, by the sea, do we see the…Continue
Added by Yaacov Haber on January 18, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments
The Talmud (Sotah 37) gives us a glimpse of the internal politics among the tribes of Israel immediately preceding the splitting of the Red Sea.
The tribes were arguing for the privilege of being the first to jump into the Sea, especially the…Continue
Added by Yaacov Haber on January 17, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Regarding the case of the Aguna of Vilna I see you are leaning toward stringency. You feel the woman should not remarry.
The reason you are leaning this way is because you are not here. You do not hear the crying of this woman nor do you see her tears. If I would be where you are I too would be…Continue
Added by Yaacov Haber on January 11, 2008 at 10:29am — No Comments
The hopeful and encouraging words of Moshe fell flat.
“I have come to set you free! G-d has made me a messenger to facilitate the Geula!” But They did not listen to Moshe because of shortness of
breath, kotzer ruach, and because of strenuous work.
What is this ”Kotzer Ruach” syndrome that prevents man from wanting to go…Continue
Added by Yaacov Haber on January 3, 2008 at 7:11pm — No Comments