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Moses' Plea

Tomorrow’s ‘Parashah’ (weekly Torah portion) is ‘Va-Etchanan’ (Hebrew for ‘and I pleaded’). This is the second ‘Parashah’ in the Book of
Deuteronomy and can be found in Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11. 164 more words

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Fostering a sense of belonging is critical for any organization. As servant-leaders, we set the tone; if we work to include both newcomers and seasoned veterans through the telling of stories and creating a shared vision for the future, than our organizations are on the path to success. 561 more words

The Concept of 'Speaking' and the Book of Deuteronomy

Tomorrow’s ‘Parashah’ (weekly Torah portion) is ‘Devarim’ (Hebrew for ‘words’). This is the first ‘Parashah’ in the Book of Deuteronomy and can be found in Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22. 522 more words

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A Lesson in Modesty: Moses and Balaam

The story of the war between the Israelites and the Midianites is one of the main issues of the weekly Torah portion. The Bible mentioned specifically the death of Midian’s five kings – who were the leaders of five different tribes – and placed a special emphasis on the death of Balaam, the son of Beor: 534 more words

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A relentless focus on mission leads to success. While diversions invariably arise, refocusing on your vision – and helping others to stay focused as well – is the key to being a successful servant-leader. 739 more words

What is the reason for holding TWO censuses in the desert?

Right at the beginning of the Book of Numbers, a census of the people of Israel was held:

“The LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head.” (Numbers 1:1-3) … 334 more words

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The Virtue of Humility: The Nature of Moses and Jeremiah

As mentioned in the post of “Parashat Shemot” (the first weekly Torah portion of the Book of Exodus) has in fact two “Haftarot” (weekly
prophets/scriptures). Yesterday we discussed the one from Isaiah and today we will discuss the “Haftarah” portion from Jeremiah and its… 331 more words

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