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Behaaloscha: A Variety of Enemies ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

A Variety of Enemies The Torah mentions a special prayer which Moshe would say when the Ark of the Covenant would begin to travel (we say this prayer when taking Torah Scrolls out of their ark). He would say, “Arise G-d, and let Your enemies (oyvecha) be scattered, and Your enemies (sonecha) shall flee from … Continue reading Behaaloscha: A Variety of Enemies ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Nasso: A Crown is a Crown ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

A Crown is a Crown The Bible uses three different words to mean “crown”: keter, atarah, and nezer. Some explain that the word keter is a general term which refers to crowns, while the other two are specific types of crowns. However, most commentators assume that the three words represent three different types of crowns. … Continue reading Nasso: A Crown is a Crown ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Shavuos: The Mountain of Many Names ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

We are all probably familiar with the name of the site of the greatest mass revelation of G-d’s existence—Mount Sinai. However, throughout the Bible that place is variously mentioned under other names. These names include “Mountain of G-d”, “Mount Bashan”, “Mount Gavnunim” (Psalms 68:16), “Mount Hemed” (Psalms 68:17), and “Mount Horeb” )Exodus 33:6). Various Midrashic … Continue reading Shavuos: The Mountain of Many Names ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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