Rabbi Elyon Shemesh: “Not changing who you are but to improve the balance in your measurements” – A Lesson from Mesillat Yesharim

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Quote from http://dafyomireview.com/mesilat.php The Mesilat Yesharim by Master Kabalist Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (1707-1746) is probably the most popular mussar (ethics) work in Jewish literature. Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna (1720–1797), one of the most authoritative Torah sages of the modern … Continued

“The ransom for a righteous man is a wicked man and in place of the upright people is the traitor” Mishlei 21:18 with the Vilna Gaon’s commentary!

“The ransom for a righteous man is a wicked man and in place of the upright people is the traitor” Mishlei 21:18 with the Vilna Gaon’s commentary! The ransom for the righteous man is a wicked man – The righteous … Continued

The Status of the Descendants of the Ten Tribes That Were Exiled by Assyria as Described in II Kings (Melachim) Chapters 17 and 18

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The Status of the Descendants of the Ten Tribes That Were Exiled by Assyria as Described in II Kings (Melachim) Chapters 17 and 18 In an audio by Rabbi Dani Rapp at https://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/766158/rabbi-dani-rapp/the-shevatim-where-are-they-now-/  a decent explanation is offered concerning the status of … Continued

FROM JAPAN TO JERUSALEM: THE STORY OF MOSHE HATTORI

FROM JAPAN TO JERUSALEM: THE STORY OF MOSHE HATTORI   Quote from https://jewishaction.com/religion/shabbat-holidays/shavuot/choosing-judaism-life-stories-remarkable-converts-2/ While still in high school, Hattori notes, he and his classmates were taught very little about the Jews. “I remember being surprised by the fact that even … Continued

Lavan {Laban}, the Father-in-Law, the ‘Shituf’ Believer, the Swindler, the Aramean is Blamed for Destroying our Forefather Yaakov

Lavan {Laban}, the Father-in-Law, the Trinity Believer, the Swindler, the Aramean is Blamed for Destroying our Forefather Yaakov Background Breishit/Genesis Chapter 31 as translated by http://bible.ort.org/books/pentd2.asp?ACTION=displaypage&BOOK=1&CHAPTER=31 Yaakov’s Journey or as translated by Rabbi Kaplan, Jacob’s Journey, Marriage and Children Genesis … Continued