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Modern Tzara’at

Modern Tzara’at

Tzara’at is a result of a spiritual deficiency, so the punishment is educational, encouraging the metzora consider and regret his behavior.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 16/04/2021 10:16
Pure speech? That depends

Pure speech? That depends

The Torah, which usually condenses wording, sometimes uses extra words to teaches us the importance of clean language.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 08/04/2021 23:12
Sweeter than honey

Sweeter than honey

The Torah forbids honey in ketoret (incense). Why would a sweet, natural food for which the Land of Israel is praised, be forbidden? .Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 19/03/2021 09:12
“Return us to You, G-d, and we will return" to the Synagogues

“Return us to You, G-d, and we will return" to the Synagogues

After a year of living under the shadow of COVID, G-d is calling us to return to our shuls with joy and thanksgiving.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/03/2021 07:28
An educational sin

An educational sin

Surprisingly the Gemara praises one of the greatest sins perpetrated by the People of Israel, the sin of the golden calf.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 05/03/2021 09:10
Do clothes make the man? What is Purim's  most important act?

Do clothes make the man? What is Purim's most important act?

Today, Purim, many wear costumes and tomorrow, Shabbat. we read of the High Priest's garments. But what is the mmost important Purim deed?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 26/02/2021 09:00
True beauty comes from within

True beauty comes from within

People invest time and effort in improving their external and not their internal self. The Mishkan teaches us to change our prioritiesRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 18/02/2021 23:59
The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

Mishpatim lists 4 types of damages to another person. A new variety unique to our time, the internet, is today's "pit" in the public arena.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/02/2021 22:35
​​​​​​​"All beginnings are difficult" except for what isn’t

​​​​​​​"All beginnings are difficult" except for what isn’t

The Sages teach that “all beginnings are difficult”. But in spirituality the goal is the spiritual progress made on the way to a goal.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 04/02/2021 21:00
There are no shortcuts to faith

There are no shortcuts to faith

G-d performed miracles for Bnai Yisrael during the Exodus but he did not purify them miraculously. That had to be a personal effort.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 28/01/2021 22:14
A great nation looks for great answers

A great nation looks for great answers

​​​​​​​The Jews were not freed from Egypt merely to become a nation, and not just to establish a Jewish state in the Land of Israel.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 14/01/2021 13:33
“Every man has a name"

“Every man has a name"

in Parshat Shemot we find quite a few people whom the Torah chooses not to call by name. What is this intended to teach us?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 07/01/2021 18:25
A switch rooted in nature

A switch rooted in nature

There are many commandments in Judaism that are easy for us to fulfill, but there are also ones hard for us to understand and perform.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 31/12/2020 14:20
The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

​​​​​​​Yaakov finds it hard to leave the Land even to see Joseph and does so only after G-d's encouragement - and Judah's prepartation.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 24/12/2020 13:26
The power of song

The power of song

Rabbi Nachman:Jacob, when he sent his ten tribes to Egypt, sent with them a melody of Eretz Yisrael to be sung before the ruler..Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 17/12/2020 20:00
Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

There is a very interesting connection between the holiday of Hanukkah and the Torah portion of the week. Joseph's pit is a parable.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/12/2020 15:46
A winning combination

A winning combination

Jacob's fear at meeitng Esau shows the merit of living in Israel. Even today, we must show the world that the land belongs to the Jews.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 04/12/2020 11:12
The power of thought

The power of thought

​​​​​​​A few words in the Zohar that seem to describe a geographical location provide insight into our entire.essence.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 26/11/2020 20:00
For whom are we praying?

For whom are we praying?

The way that Rivka and Yitzchak's prayers were answered teaches us that G-d has His own accounting when it comes to prayer.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 19/11/2020 21:00
Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

At Avraham's tenth and most difficult test, Akeidat Yitzchak, the Torah praises him as "G-d-fearing," and not as one who loves G-d.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 05/11/2020 21:41
Where is Avraham’s resume?

Where is Avraham’s resume?

In our first encounter with Avraham, the Torah teaches us the basic knowledge that underlies the existence of the people of Israel.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 29/10/2020 14:00
The  'after the holidays' rain test

The 'after the holidays' rain test

​​​​​​​The Land of Israel desperately needs rain during the winter, so why postpone praying for rain for 15 days from the end of Sukkot?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 22/10/2020 13:26
Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Was the real sin of Adam and Eve impatience?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 15/10/2020 19:00
Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why is the holiday "Simchat Torah" celebrated when we complete the reading of the Torah, and not when we begin the new cycle?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 08/10/2020 14:30
The Scent of the Willow

The Scent of the Willow

There is an intrinsic reason why we need to hold the 4 species as we do. How does this connect to the true smell of the Arava?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 01/10/2020 14:30
The end of the end

The end of the end

Moshe Rabbeinu teaches us that it is always worthwhile to save the most important message for the end. Let's see how he does this himself.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 25/09/2020 02:00
 Saving the most important for last

Saving the most important for last

Just before his death, Moshe Rabbeinu remembered two mitzvot One is about correcting the group and the other about correcting the individualRabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/09/2020 02:00
Confession of good?

Confession of good?

​​​​​​​Many think that in order to repent one must look evil, the affair teaches us that the secret of success is actually in looking good.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 03/09/2020 20:03
Is it all or nothing?

Is it all or nothing?

Do we say we are still in exile if everything is not perfect in Israel, or as religious Zionism does, show gratitude for what we do have.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 20/08/2020 17:10
Can we really choose between pizza and borekas?

Can we really choose between pizza and borekas?

Judaism teaches that we have free will, but there are scientists and philosophers who disagree. Is it possible to bridge the gap?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 13/08/2020 14:58
Just tell me what you want from me! - on Parshat Dvarim

Just tell me what you want from me! - on Parshat Dvarim

Everything that happens to us can can have a different interpretation. But how do we know which is right & how does this relate to COVID-19?Rabbi Shomo Sobol, 23/07/2020 16:41
Summarizing is the key to moving forward

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

We see the full picture when we make a summary and the Torah, in listing the journeys, teaches us to look at things in a broad perspective.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 16/07/2020 14:39
Zealot in deed and zealot in the heart

Zealot in deed and zealot in the heart

Despite Torah's praise for Pinchas' zealousness, educators throughout Jewish history don't do the same. So what is the Torah teaching us?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 09/07/2020 13:52
Good and bad are a matter of perspective

Good and bad are a matter of perspective

What is the difference between the students of Abraham and the students of Bilam? And what are the three levels of having a 'good eye?'Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 03/07/2020 12:41
"Sorry, I'm not good at this"

"Sorry, I'm not good at this"

The "Thirteen Principles" for those who want to get involved with matchmaking.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 02/07/2020 07:51
"Did you understand that?"

"Did you understand that?"

Intellectual commandments and auditory commandments - and the differences between them.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 25/06/2020 13:54
Who is the Korach of our day?

Who is the Korach of our day?

Korach asked a good question: If the whole nation is holy, why are only priests allowed in the Temple? The answer has implications today.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 19/06/2020 11:03
This is my native country - is it true?

This is my native country - is it true?

Even the Patriarch Abraham's homeland was not Israel, so what was his connection with the land - and ours today?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol , 12/06/2020 08:42
To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

Yom Yerushalayim was at first celebrated nationwide, but sadly, it has become a holiday limited to Religious Zionists.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 21/05/2020 16:24
Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Like food which when digested becomes part of a person, when one delves into Torah it becomes part of him and he becomes a better person.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 15/05/2020 10:30
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

The power of Rashbi to see the pure essence of any Jewish soul is probably the main reason that millions of Jews visit his grave every yearRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 12/05/2020 11:50