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Ep. 16 The Real Sin of the Golden Calf

Isn’t it shocking that a mere 40 days after experiencing the most personal and deep connection to G-d in the history of the world, the Sinai experience, they’d throw G-d aside for an idol? How do we make sense of this? These Jews experienced the 10 plagues in Egypt and the splitting of the sea,…

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Ep. 15 PURIM šŸ„³šŸ„‚šŸŽ‰šŸ¤” Uncovering Purim’s Deeper Meaning

Why do we do so many unique actions on Purim? Why do we distribute money to poor? Food gifts to friends? Dress up in costumes? Hear the story of Esther twice? Drunken feast? What is Purim really all about? Join me as we uncover, through the verses in the Megila, the underlying theme of Jewish…

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Ep. 14 The Role of the Tabernacle, a Sinai Memento

Did you ever wonder why almost half of the book of Exodus, which is described as the book of redemption, discusses the building of the Tabernacle? What’s the Tabernacle’s role in the Jewish people. Was it just a grand synagogue? A place to pray and serve G-d? Or did it have a higher function? Join…

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Ep. 13 Lessons from Haman for a great marriage

Purim is rapidly approaching, and there are so many amazing lessons to glean from the Purim story. Today, I focus on one of the less spoken about lessons; Haman’s great flaw that brought about his demise, which paralleled the mistake that Adam made in the Garden of Eden. If we can learn from their mistake,…

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Ep. 12 What’s the role of Mitzvahs in Judaism?

Do you ever feel restricted by all of the commandments that exist in Judaism? Is the primary focus of Judaism supposed to be purely observance of the commandments or is that just a piece that fits into a higher calling? Join me as we dive deep and reframe what the role of Mitzvahs is in…

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Ep. 11 The Real Mount Sinai Experience

Did you know that there are 6 events that Jews are supposed to remember daily? Number 2 on the list, is remembering our ancestors standing at the foot of Mount Sinai. Why isn’t the focus to remember receiving the Torah? Why is it to remember the standing at the Mountain? What was actually the most…

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Ep. 10 Quarantine in Jewish Law

Does the Torah allow us to restrict individual rights for the betterment of society? Where do we draw the line between freedom and safety? With three kids home in quarantine, having classmates who tested positive for Covid-19, I figured it’s a good time to discuss the Torah’s perspective on quarantine. The Torah study that results…

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Ep. 09 Tu Bi’Shevat – a Kabbalistic perspective of fruit

Tu Bi’Shevat is the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Years for the trees. Why do we celebrate trees by eating fruit? Why don’t we take branches or flowers into our homes? Why does the Torah call children “fruit of the womb”? Why does Kabbalah call our world the “fruit of the spiritual world”? What does…

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Ep. 08 Covering Our Eyes for Shema

Did you ever wonder why of all the prayer services, we only cover our eyes during the Shema? And only for the first sentence of the Shema? Why is that? Join Rabbi Moshe on this deep dive into the meaning of the Shema, why it’s so important and why we cover our eyes for it!…

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Ep. 07 Parsha Bo – Controlling Time

If you were giving the Jewish nation the Torah, what would be the first national mitzvah (commandment) you would give? In this week’s Torah portion, G-d gives the Jewish nation the commandment of sanctifying the new moon each month! Seems like a strange choice. Join us as we dive deeper into the understanding of Kiddush…

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