Rib Steak for Your Brain

Rib Steak for Your Brain

When the bread the Jewish people brought with them for their Exodus from Egypt had run out, G-d provided them with Manna that miraculously descended each day from the Heavens. Of course, we’re all curious what Heavenly bread tasted like. The Talmud (Yoma 75b)...
The New Moon With In Sight

The New Moon With In Sight

G-d’s gave His first commandment to the Jewish people in this week’s Torah portion — the Mitzvah to sanctify the first day of the lunar cycle, the new moon, as the first day of the month (see Ex. 12:2). Sanctifying the new month seems an odd choice...
Out of Control!

Out of Control!

As a result of Pharaoh’s recalcitrance to permit the Jewish people to leave Egypt, he and his nation were struck with a total of ten plagues. With regards to each of them, the Torah emphasizes that it only inflicted the Egyptians, and did not affect the Jewish...
A Spiritual Opportunity Knocks

A Spiritual Opportunity Knocks

In this week’s reading, we study the reunion of Jacob and his son Joseph after 22 years of separation. Joseph, who rose from slavery and imprisonment to become Viceroy to the Pharaoh in Egypt, urged his father to join him, so he could provide for him and the...