Who and What is the Real Antidote to Bil’am?

For the PDF Version: פרשתבלק5780אנגלית In our Parashah we read about the gentile prophet Bil’am, who was asked to use his special spiritual powers in order to curse Am Yisrael. In the Gemara (Brachot 7a) we are told that Bil’am was the only one to know the...

Korach and Company

For the PDF version click HERE Korach and Company. What a plot. Our parasha is every bit the drama, mystery and action you could hope for. Family disputes, jealousy, a rebellion, climax and paranormal phenomena and justice. This portion of the parasha is so well read...

Shelach – Lecha

Written L’ilui Nishmant my son, Naftali Meir Z’’L We all have our favourite Parashiot. Some shine light on great personalities whose lives inspire and guide us to this very day. Others fill us with joy as we read about the downfall of an enemy. This Shabbat, the Torah...

Thou Shalt Not Complain

For the PDF version click HERE What is the sin that ruins it all? Even the sin of the Golden Calf – an idolatrous lapse at the holiest moment in the relationship between God and the Jewish people – was not beyond atonement and rectification. What could be worse? What...

The Great Journey

אֵ֜לֶּה מַסְעֵ֣י בְנֵֽי-יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר יָצְא֛וּ מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם לְצִבְאֹתָ֑ם בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁ֖ה וְאַהֲרֹֽן וַיִּכְתֹּ֨ב מֹשֶׁ֜ה אֶת-מוֹצָאֵיהֶ֛ם לְמַסְעֵיהֶ֖ם עַל-פִּ֣י ה’ וְאֵ֥לֶּה מַסְעֵיהֶ֖ם לְמוֹצָאֵיהֶֽם: “These are the journeys of the children...

Parashat Chukat

Rabbi Avraham Kannai Rav of “Mitzpe Ramot” congregation in Jerusalem and Clinical psychologist Former Rosh Kollel in Memphis TN (2005 – 2008) Parashat Chukat