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Amidah-Redemption-Pesach

A prince became incensed at his son's conduct and exiled him to an unfriendly country. There he was persecuted as an alien and was granted no opportunity for a livelihood. And ambassador of the Prince reported
The Character in the Storm

“Talents are better nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe).” We have been accompanying Jacob as he traces backwards the steps of his life in this life-defining portion, “Jacob Lived,” as his mission to...

Elul Hallel III

“May God increase upon you, upon you and upon your children!” (Psalms 115:3) Rav Chaim Kanievsky (Ta’ama Dikra) points out that the increase mentioned cannot refer to children as the verse also says, “upon your children.” Therefore, the increase is in terms of what the...

Lamentations: Kinah 13: Just So

This Kinah plays on the word, “Eichah,” and used, “Ei Ko,”: Where is the ‘Ko,’ or So, as in, “So said God?” It is commonly understood that when God uses the term ‘Ko,’ He demonstrates an intense degree of Hashgacha Pratit - Individual Divine Providence, and...