Category Archives: Torah Thoughts

Modern Day Slavery: A Torah Thought for Parshat Mishpatim by Moshe Feiglin

And these are the ordinances that you shall set before them. If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall work for six years and on the seventh, he shall go free for nothing. (From this week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, Exodus […]

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Service of G-d or Bondage to Man? A Torah Thought for Parashat Yitro by Moshe Feiglin

“I am Hashem your G-d Who took you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”
(From this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, Exodus 20:2)
Values always come on a ladder. They have no significance if they are not set […]

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Forward! A Torah Thought for Parashat B’Shalach by Moshe Feiglin

And the Children of Israel walked on the dry land in the sea and the water was a wall for them on their right and on their left. (From this week’s Torah portion, B’shalach, Exodus 14:29)
The splitting of the Red […]

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Change? Go Ask Pharaoh: A Torah Thought for Parashat Bo by Moshe Feiglin

And G-d said to Moses, ‘Go in to Pharaoh because I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants so that I may show these, My signs, in his midst.’ (From this week’s Torah portion, Bo, Exodus 10:1)

Pharaoh’s […]

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Who is the Religious Fanatic? A Torah Thought for Parashat Vaeirah by Moshe Feiglin

For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still, behold, the hand of G-d is upon your cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the donkeys, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon […]

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Fear G-d, Not Men: A Torah Thought by Moshe Feiglin

And the midwives feared G-d and they did not do as the King of Egypt said to them and they kept the children alive. (From this week’s Torah portion, Shmot, Exodus 1:17)
Time and again, fear of G-d ensures life. The […]

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Leadership and Brotherhood: A Torah Thought for Parshat Vayigash by Moshe Feiglin

“And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph, does my father still live?” And his brothers could not answer him because they were afraid of him.” (From this week’s Torah portion, Vayigash, Genesis 45:3)
Why didn’t the brothers recognize Joseph […]

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The Fear of G-d Barometer: A Torah Thought for Parashat Miketz by Moshe Feiglin

And Joseph said to them on the third day, ‘Do this and live, I fear G-d.’ (From this week’s Torah portion, Mikeitz, Genesis 42:18)

“For I said, there is no fear of G-d in this place, and they will kill me.” […]

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Light of Mashiach From Behind the Scenes: A Torah Thought for Parashat Vayeshev by Moshe Feiglin

“And it was at that time, and Judah went down from his brothers.” (From this week’s Torah portion, Vayeishev, Genesis 38:1)
This verse opens the entire story of Judah and Tamar, which took place after Joseph was sold to Egypt by […]

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Save me from my Brother, Esav: A Torah Thought for Parashat Vayishlach by Moshe Feiglin

I am not worthy of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which You have shown unto Your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps. Deliver me, I pray to […]

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