Pesach – After 400 years Gd’s in a Hurry to Redeem us?

We begin the Seder with Matza being a reminder of our suffering – but we conclude it with a new perspective – Matza reminds us of how quickly Gd took us out of… Continue reading

Sedra Tzav – No Matter Who You Are

Moshe Rabbenu declares to the congregation assembled at the entrance of the Mishkan, “This is precisely what Gd has instructed me to do” [Vayikra 8:5] Rashi explains, “Let none think or suspect that… Continue reading

Sedra Terumah – Where is HaShem?

Although Gd is everywhere we are commanded to construct a Mishkan [the word Shechunah is used in Israel today to refer to a neighbourhood] Even Moshe Rabbenu, who conversed with HKBH in many… Continue reading

Sedra Mishpatim – What’s Gd so Busy With?

And he who did not plan [to kill] but Gd pushed it into his hands – 21:13 the victim was in the ‘wrong place’ at the ‘wrong time’. As the Medrash describes it –… Continue reading

Sedra Yisro – Know Your Shabbos – Recalibrating Life

We are commanded to remember Shabbos throughout the entire week [20:8] LeKaDeSho – to make it holy = to make it special. Every opportunity to enhance Shabbos [Rashi] – acquiring a nice pair… Continue reading

Sedra BeShalach – Engage with HKBH, Hallel

And it was, when Pharoh sent the Yidden [out of Egypt] 13:17 Pharoh did not send us out. HKBH arranged our exodus, as in the Hagaddah – “I and not an angel, nor… Continue reading

Sedra Bo – Make it Memorable

Movie dialogues are so unreal – especially when a tough is trying to intimidate. Or when the hero is bound, gagged, blindfolded and surrounded by many vicious people with weapons – and still… Continue reading

Sedra VaEra – Reconditioning our Thinking

When we know a safety net will catch us – we don’t fear failure; and it often becomes WHEN we fail rather than IF we fail. And so we who are promised by… Continue reading

Sedra SheMos – Bleeding for Leadership

The Egyptian project managers punished the Jewish building managers for not squeezing their brothers, the Jewish labourers, to fill the brick quota [5:14] Rashi explains that HKBH instructed Moshe Rabbenu to select the… Continue reading

Sedra VaYeChi – Who Needs Angels?

YaAkov declares, “I instruct the angel that redeemed me from all evil, to bless the children …” [48:16] Yosef’s sons, Efrayim and Menasheh. Yet in the previous verse he guides his blessing of… Continue reading