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Redeeming speech

A Metzora was someone afflicted with a skin condition that was not an ordinary physical malady. The sages teach that it often came about as

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Judging others

The Torah teaches that an animal must have cloven hooves and chew its cud in order to be a kosher species (Leviticus 11:3). Scripture then

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Connection

“Whatever crawls on its belly…” (Leviticus 11:42) The word for stomach/belly is “gachon”. The letter ‘vav’ in this word is always written enlarged in a

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Forever young

“A perpetual fire shall be lit on the altar; it may not be extinguished.” (Leviticus 6:6) According to the Talmud (Zevachim 91b) extinguishing even a

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Making our days count

On the second night of Passover, we are commanded to begin counting the days that will ultimately conclude with the holiday of Shavuot that marks

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Nothing is insignificant

The first thing done in the Holy Temple each day is the Priest removing the ashes from the previous day’s offerings and placing them near

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What is dear to God?

A simple wagon driver kissing the fringes of his talit is dearer to the Ruler of the Universe than the praises of the angel Michael.

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Nothing there

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov used to say, “The Yetzer Hara (inner adversay/evil inclination) is like a person circulating among a crowd with his fist clenched

Smug

R’ Nachum of Chernobyl would say, “I’m more disturbed by my good deeds that please me than by my bad deeds that repel me,”

Your stronger hand…

“Our rabbis have taught: This is the way you should act towards people – though sometimes you may have to push them away with your

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