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Shavuot and Jerusalem: Revelation Then and Now

Shavuot and Jerusalem: Revelation Then and Now

On June 15, 1967, Rabbi Norman Lamm delivered a lecture at The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It was the second day of the festival of Shavuot and five days after the Six-Day war had ended. In his passionate speech,...

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Counting the Soldiers in God’s army

Counting the Soldiers in God’s army

The Book of Bamidbar, which literally means 'in the desert', is referred to in English as Numbers. Rather appropriately, it begins with a census of the Children of Israel (Numbers 1). This is, in fact, the third census taken during the...

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Sing for Jerusalem and Bring the Messiah

Sing for Jerusalem and Bring the Messiah

The Talmud (Sanhedrin 94a) states that God was ready to appoint King Hezekiah as the Messiah but decided against it because he didn't sing after Hashem did miracles for him. The Talmud is referring to the incident described in (II Kings...

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