THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
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"The Sound of Silence"

As the word spread that the famed Hornisteipel Rebbe would be in the city, Jews from all the neighboring towns and villages flocked to Ushomir.

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Insight of the Week

23 ELUL 5782 - Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

The reason that man was not created with wings is so that he would not be able to fly immediately to do a sinful act. Since a person has to walk to do so, it is possible that as he proceeds he will have second thoughts and a more pure spirit will be aroused within him, counteracting the wicked thought and giving him the chance to repent before acting.

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Netzavim

The main message of Nitzavim, in relation to the upcoming New Year, is found in its first verse, which begins, "You are standing today, all of you, before G-d, your L-rd". The simple explanation is that Moshe is speaking to the Jewish people who were gathered together just before they were to enter the land of Israel. On a more personal and deeper level, the Torah is speaking to each of us now.

 

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