redemption
Why is Today the Happiest Day of the Year?

Why is Today the Happiest Day of the Year?

What are the happiest days of the Jewish year? It seems like a simple question. Most people would guess - for good reason! - one or a combination of the following holidays: Passover (who doesn’t love Matzah and late night parties that...

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The Real Message of the 4th of July

The Real Message of the 4th of July

This 4th of July, it’s time for us to regain our focus. The 4th of July isn’t about the freedom to take advantage of amazing sales at your favorite online stores. The 4th of July isn’t about the freedom to enjoy BBQs and fireworks with...

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God’s New Covenant With Israel

God’s New Covenant With Israel

With the Exodus, God began to manifest his covenantal promise to the patriarchs. From the outset, God told Abraham that his descendants would be “strangers in a land not theirs, and they shall be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred...

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Four Languages of Redemption

Four Languages of Redemption

When Moses first encounters the God of Israel, God assures him that he will redeem Israel from their Egyptian bondage. In Egypt, He repeats this promise using language that seems overly redundant, repeating His intention no less than four...

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The Portion of Nitzavim

The Portion of Nitzavim

This week’s portion is one of the shortest in the Torah, with a mere 40 verses (next week’s Vayelech has only 30). Even when the two are combined, which happens most years, they number fewer verses than most other single portions. The...

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