Purim: Accentuating the AcceptanceThe decree of death which had been suspended at Sinai but was reinstituted with the sin of the golden calf will again be suspended for good in future time, when the crowns will again be conferred on Bnei Yisroel.
Fantastic FrogsThe frogs croaked an important message toward the end of our enslavement in Egypt, a message that is equally valid today - read it below.
Vayechi: Living LifeHe taught us that there is a big picture to life, even if he could not show us that picture.
Yoseph and Yavan: Egypt and GreeceOil always remains separate; it always retains its essence. The crux of the war with the Greeks was much more than political. The Greeks wanted us to lose our essence and become intermingled with them.
Vayeira: Mockery ManifestedWe must be careful of our speech lest we speak mockingly and disparagingly of others, especially in front of our children.
Symbiotic Song: NitsavimSinging the personal Torah song and internalizing it protects us, for who would come forth to accuse the sons of the King of wrongdoing.
Mattot: The Final ActWar against the Midianites can be seen as Moshe’s final command from Hashem or from the perspective of Bnei Yisroel’s battle
Brick: Burden and BuoyancyBricks were not simply straw and clay, but had inestimable value, for they were the jewels embedded into the soul of every Jew.
Yitro: Altar AccentuationBuilding an altar to worship Hashem is a means of attempting to perpetuate the Sinai experience, to maintain the intimate relationship with Hakodosh Boruch Hu, but how do the specific instructions aid in achieving this goal?
Bo: Midnight MindfulnessPrecisely at midnight Hashem Himself, in all His glory and omnipotence, descended and smote the Egyptian firstborn while all the children of Israel, including Moshe and Aaron, were ensconced in their homes eating the Pascal lamb.