On the posuk “The wise man has his eyes on his head” one can ask an obvious question, is it just the wise man who has eyes on his head? Everyone has eyes on their head, even animals! To understand the meaning behind this cryptic posuk the Zoharexplains that a man is…
- Clutching at Straws
- BO - LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
- letotafos; why speak African? [tefillin]
- Break a Leg Buddy
- Parshas Bo - Why come to Pharoah?
- Parshas Bo - getting chucked out
- The kli Yakar makes it clear as day...…
- Yes Pharoah did have free will
- Remembering Egypt...
- A Friend in High Places
- about Midnight isn't so precise??
- I'll be there for you!!
- I can think of worse things than darkness!?!
- Bo: Practical torah Thoughts on Everyday Living
- The Moon and the Jewish People
- Getting started
- Coming or Going?
- Light To the Nations
- Darkness - mida keneged mida
- The Plagues Within
- From slaves to Torah-receivers in only 50 days?…
- Parashas Bo (long)
- When mercy is cruel
- warning falling on deaf ears
- Bo -Sforno
- Parashas Bo – Blinded by Money (long vort)
- The Darkness that formed a Nation
- Nature....or is it????
- Open up wide to Teshuvah!
- HIDDEN TREASURE
- An Englishman's Home is his Castle
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