Moshe Kempinski

Shemot: What's in a name?

BIBLICAL WORD STUDY Torah Portion  Shemot Exodus 1:1–6:1. Names and Redemption., 1/16/2020, 1:00 PM

Endings and beginnings - the word "keitz"

BIBLICAL WORD STUDY for the Torah Portions of MiKeitz, Vayigash, Vayechi., 12/30/2019, 10:48 PM

Beged: The root for clothing is the same as for betrayal Why?

BIBLICAL WORD STUDY: Torah Portion  VaYeishev:Genesis 37:1–40:23 , 12/20/2019, 12:10 PM

Vayifga - he happened upon

Vayeitzei: Genesis 28:10 - 32:3. Yaacov runs away feeling very unsure about himself and his worthiness. Yitzchak’s (Isaac’s) words pierced his heart:, 12/6/2019, 1:00 PM

Biblical word studies: Vayeetar = he entreated

Torah Portion of Toldot  Genesis 25:19-28:9: It begins with a prayer and ends with the story of Isaac's blessings to his children., 11/27/2019, 7:12 AM

Bibl;ical word studies: Emunah

Emunah is not  simply belief. Emunah indicates of faithful belief. A belief that manifests itself in action. Abraham's life is the proof., 11/12/2019, 2:01 PM

BIBLICAL WORD STUDIES: Teiva - an ark

Noach Genesis 6:9-11:32: While it is true that we were placed in this world to elevate it rather than separate from it, there are times when the separation becomes critical. , 11/1/2019, 1:20 PM

To go forward - Vayelech

Through the Lens of Torah: Torah Portion of VaYelech : Deuteronomy 31:1–30 , 10/4/2019, 11:32 AM

Divine Joy

Through the Lens of Torah Ki Tavo Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8     , 9/20/2019, 5:32 PM

Lengthening our days

Through the Lens of Torah Ki Teitzeh  Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19 , 9/10/2019, 5:19 PM

Sight vs. vision

Through the Lens of Torah, Parashat Re'eh., 8/29/2019, 4:27 PM

Finding ourselves

Through the Lens of Torah: Devarim Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22, 8/10/2019, 9:30 PM

Learning to walk in Destiny

Through the Lens of Torah: Understanding the concept of “destination” in the Biblical metaphor. It is less a “place to get to” and is much more the question of the purpose of the voyage. , 8/6/2019, 8:00 AM

Through the lens of Torah: Chukat and Balak

Due to the gap between the Diaspora and Israeli Torah reading, a Dvar Torah for each follows: The redeeming power of hope and Walking the narrow bridge., 7/11/2019, 4:19 PM

The miracle of the natural

Through the Lens of Torah: Korach, Numbers 16:1–18:32. The most important insight of all involves not missing the miracles that occur around us every day., 6/28/2019, 4:19 PM

The aliyah question

Looking at aliyah through the lens of Torah. Exile is not only a physical reality of space but is actually more of a spiritual reality of spirit and soul., 6/24/2019, 11:01 PM

The greatest spiritual force in the Universe is yearning.

Concepts in Torah: Parshat BeHaalotcha (Numbers 8:1–12:16), 6/17/2019, 12:30 AM

Walking the walk

"WALKING IN “MY STATUTES” - Word Concepts in Torah for Parshat Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34 ), 5/26/2019, 7:14 AM

At the foot of the mountain

We need to be somebody in order to make room in ourselves to be less. , 5/19/2019, 9:41 PM

Holiness in life

Jews are not focused on trying to get to heaven. Their ultimate purpose was trying to bring heaven down to Earth. To be Hashem’s language in our life and by so doing bring greater sanctity to His name. So what does dying to sanctify His Name mean?, 5/12/2019, 9:00 AM

Tahara (Purity) and Tumah (Impurity)

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: The Torah Portion of TAZRIAH Leviticus 12:1-13:59 , 4/4/2019, 8:03 AM

Word concepts for Vayikra ;To be called

Word Concepts in Torah for the Portion of Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1–5:26: Why is there a small Aleph in the word Vayikra as written in the parasha? And why is the first letter in the 10 Commandments an Aleph?, 3/14/2019, 12:10 PM

Aron Habrit; The Ark of the Covenant

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah.  The Torah Portion of Terumah Exodus 25:1–27:19, 2/10/2019, 12:49 PM

Ordinances, justice and sentences

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah on the Torah Portion of Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18. , 2/5/2019, 8:16 AM

Shira = song

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: The Torah Portion of BESHALACH Exodus 13:17–17:16, 1/20/2019, 9:03 AM

PAKOD-to count or to remember

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah, the Torah Portion of SHMOT Exodus 1:1–6:1., 12/27/2018, 7:28 AM

Chaim = Life

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah. The Torah Portion of VaYechi, Genesis 47:28–50:26 , 12/21/2018, 1:24 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: VaYigash-To approach

The Torah Portion of VaYigash Genesis 44:18–47:27,, 12/14/2018, 9:59 AM

Ketz - the end

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah for the Torah Portion of Mikeitz, Genesis 41:1–44:17, 12/7/2018, 2:36 PM

Chalom - dream

The Torah Portion of VaYeiShev Genesis 37:1–40:23, Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: Everything is possible in a dream., 11/30/2018, 1:37 PM

Levado - alone

The Torah Portion of VAYISHLACH Genesis 32:4-36:43 Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah., 11/22/2018, 12:17 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: The 'sulam'

The Torah Portion of VAYEITZE Genesis 28:10–32:3. The word Sulam- Ladder appears one solitary time in the full text of the Tanach. \ , 11/16/2018, 9:02 AM

Insights into  “Word Concepts” in Torah: Gates

For Toldot, The Torah Portion of Genesis 25:19–28:9: The deep symbolism in the varied meanings of the Hebrew word "shearim.", 11/8/2018, 3:50 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in the Torah Portion

VaYisah et Einav; Raise Your eyes (Genesis 18:1-22:2)., 11/1/2018, 12:00 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: Li-Maher-To hasten

The Torah Portion of Vayeira Genesis 18:1-22:24, 10/28/2018, 11:16 PM

Insights into “Word Concepts” in Torah: Brit - Covenant

This Torah Portion of Lech Lecha Genesis 12:1–17:27., 10/18/2018, 12:02 PM

Weekly insights into word concepts in Torah: Breishit

The Torah Portion of Breishit (Genesis 1:1 - 6:8 )., 10/4/2018, 8:15 AM

The people who stand: Insights into people in the Torah

Torah Portion of Nitzavim Deut. 29:9-30:20, 9/7/2018, 5:02 PM

The joy of the farmer

Insights into People in the Torah, Torah Portion of Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8) , 8/30/2018, 10:35 PM

Those that govern the people

Insights into People in the Torah: Portion of Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9) , 8/16/2018, 10:25 PM

The lesson of the fruits of Israel

Torah Portion of Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25). Every fruit simply becomes a piece of prophecy fulfilled. , 8/3/2018, 11:48 AM

Reuven, Gad and the Three Weeks

Insights into People in the Torah: Torah Portion of Mattot-Maasei Numbers 30:2–36:13: .  Exile can be an alluring and exotic seduction. , 7/12/2018, 2:04 PM

The passion of a zealot

Insights into People in the Torah; Portion of Pinchas, Numbers 25:10–30:1, 7/5/2018, 1:03 PM

Who is Balak?

Insights into People in the Torah: BALAK ; Numbers 22:2–25:9, 6/28/2018, 4:11 PM

When Moses lost his temper

Insights into People in the Torah,  Numbers 19:1–22:1 Our sages teach; “anyone who is angry, if he is a wise man his wisdom will leave him. If he is a prophet, his prophecy will leave him." ( Masechet Pesachim 66b) . , 6/24/2018, 12:13 PM

Shlach: The spies' temptation

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion  Parshat Shelach (Numbers 13:1–15:41), 6/7/2018, 9:26 AM

Nasso: The Kohen's blessing

Insights into people in the Torah: The Torah Portion of NASSO, Numbers 4:21–7:89 , 5/24/2018, 7:20 AM

To live in Israel is to walk in trust

Insights into people in the Torah for the portion of Behar: Leviticus 25:1-26:2., 5/4/2018, 2:13 PM

Insights into people in the Torah: The blasphemer

Lessons in holiness. The Torah Portion of EMOR, Leviticus 21:1–24:23 (Israel), 4/26/2018, 9:13 AM

It's all about your vision: Israel at 70

The inescapable truth is that Hashem is on the move in the world. And that move is centered in this land., 4/18/2018, 7:20 PM

The Holocaust: Dwelling alone

At some point, after integrating into societies, the Jews are set apart, hated, murdered and even incinerated. For what?, 4/11/2018, 6:54 PM

Pesach: Life choices

, 3/30/2018, 4:00 PM

The Temple work of the Kohanim

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tazria  Leviticus 6:1–8:36., 3/22/2018, 10:46 PM

Who was Oholiab?

Insights into People in the Torah Series. The Torah Portion of VaYakhel- Pekudei Exodus 35:1–40:38 , 3/8/2018, 7:53 AM

The High Priest

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10, 2/23/2018, 8:00 AM

Who was the man named Hur?

Series: Insights into People in the Torah The Torah Portion of “ Mishpatim” Exodus 21:1–24:18, 2/7/2018, 6:27 PM

Miriam the prophetess

Insights into People in the Torah Series. The Torah Portion of “ Beshalach” Exodus 13:17–17:16, 1/25/2018, 7:30 AM