Moses
Yearning for Home

Yearning for Home

In the summer of 1914, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook - the future Chief Rabbi of British-controlled Palestine and one of the leading Rabbinic thinkers of modern times - was in Berlin, on his way to an important Rabbinic conference in...

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How Do YOU Deal With Disappointment?

How Do YOU Deal With Disappointment?

I really wanted that promotion. I worked years for it and everyone thought I deserved it. So I was excited when construction was finished on the new building and the boss called me into his office for a talk. I sat across from him,...

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How Passionate Love for the Land Set a Tribe Apart

How Passionate Love for the Land Set a Tribe Apart

I had it all planned out. I told my parents I was going to hang out with friends. The story was that we were having a barbecue but the real plan was quite a bit wilder than that. I was shocked when my parents gave me their permission. I...

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Joshua or Caleb: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?

Joshua or Caleb: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo... How do YOU choose when you have a decision to make? Do you flip a coin? Sometimes it is hard to make trivial decisions. What about really important ones, like who will lead the Jews into the Promised Land? Twelve...

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Did God Really Punish Moses For Hitting the Rock?

Did God Really Punish Moses For Hitting the Rock?

A group of thirsty people complain bitterly to Moses, “Why did you bring us to the desert, to die??”  God tells Moses and Aaron:  You and your brother Aaron take the rod and assemble the community, and before their very eyes order the...

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Five Empowering Lessons in Leadership from Moses

Five Empowering Lessons in Leadership from Moses

All to often countries are faced with a crisis in leadership. With leadership being such an important issue, a look at Biblical leaders may help cope with current difficulties. The first archetypal leader of Israel who led the Jews from...

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Why Was Moses’ Arm Stricken With “Leprosy”?

Why Was Moses’ Arm Stricken With “Leprosy”?

Leviticus goes into great detail concerning the disease of tzaraat, a spiritual malady that is similar to leprosy in presentation. But the first time this disease is described in the Bible is when Moses first encounters God at the Burning...

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