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"Shabbat Shalom" – Bo 5776

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – I have always been most fascinated—and confounded—by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be “tangible,” touchable? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But darkness is not substantive; much the opposite, it is usually defined as the absence of light, a …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Bo 5776

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – I have always been most fascinated—and confounded—by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be “tangible,” touchable? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But darkness is not substantive; much the opposite, it is usually defined as the absence of light, a …

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אור תורה: פרשת בא

Rav Nechemia Krakover

התהליך הפנימי של יציאת מצרים הרב נחמיה קרקובר  ראשיתו של כל תהליך חיצוני הוא בתהליך פנימי. השאלה איננה רק מה האדם מוכן להפגין כלפי חוץ, אלא בראש ובראשונה מה הוא מוכן לחשוף כלפי פנים – איך האדם רואה את עצמו ומגדיר את עצמו מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, א שבט תשע”ה, 21/01/2015 חצות לילה, המשחית …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Bo 5775

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Only a people committed to universal freedom has the right to benefit from a revolution and create its own nation-state. Most revolutions in history have failed, with the leaders of the new regime acting far more cruelly and high-handedly than the despots they replaced. When former …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Bo 5775

Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Only a people committed to universal freedom has the right to benefit from a revolution and create its own nation-state. Most revolutions in history have failed, with the leaders of the new regime acting far more cruelly and high-handedly than the despots they replaced. When former …

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Parshat Bo – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bo Exodus 10:1-13:16  Efrat, Israel – “When your children will say to you, ‘What is this service to you?’ You shall say, ‘It is the Passover service to God.’” Why does the author of the Haggada call the questioner in this sequence “the wicked child”? The reason that the Haggada itself emphasizes lies in …

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