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Between (Biblical) Egypt and (Today’s) Australia: Stubbornness and narrow-mindedness / Discover Who Pharaoh Really is! #Va’era

This week I watched the news coming from Australia: golf-ball-size hail and massive dust storms hitting rural and urban areas alike. It’s been a rough couple of weeks weather-wise. Now it’s hail and dust but Australia isn’t done yet with the terrible fires that have lashed its territory, killing more than 30 people, tens of thousands of animals, and destroying

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Shemot: The Secret Power of the Biblical Women Who Beat Milgram’s experiment

  When we look retrospectively at the book of Genesis, which we just finished reading a week ago, there are two key concepts that keep coming to my mind. The first one is ethical monotheism, which appears at first by the statement that man and woman were created in the image of God, and of course is deepened in the

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A call to Activism: Parashat Pekudei

  (this portion belongs to last week’s reading, my apologies for the late publishing) During the last parashot the Torah has been talking about the Mishkan (Tabernacle) building. Materials, sizes, locations and specifications were mentioned. I even compared these instructions with an Ikea manual, considering the substantial difference – Ikea doesn’t instruct with which mindset you’re supposed to assemble your stuff and when

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Healthy Time Management: Parashat V’ykahel

(This portion belongs to last week’s reading, my apologies for the late publishing) Making non-physical or non-material connections challenges intrinsically our condition as simple human beings , but meaning in life can be found only by assuming the imperative necessity of being reflective beings. The miss­assumption of this challenge means sentencing our souls to be separated from our existence. In the last Torah

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Searching for meaning and building the intangible : Parashat Truma

“Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them”. (Exodus, 25, 8). Last week I visited Cambodia, I was in Siem reap visiting the temple Angkor Wat, and I couldn’t stop repeating to myself that Pasuk. I was amazed by the incredible construction, each shaped stone reminded me the powerfulness of the historical men’s search

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The Song At The Sea – The Moroccan Version By Amir Benayoun A Contemporary Israeli Singer

  Exodus 15  Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spoke, saying, “I will sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. 2 The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I

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