Torah and Inspiration

YOM YERUSHALAYIM the holiday of miracles

celebrating YOM YERUSHALAYIM Moshe Kempinskiwww.shorashimshop.com Miracles and faith have an uneasy ongoing relationship. Faith must be engaged and be continued even in the absence of miracles. Yet our relationship with our Creator yearns for the occurrence of Divine intervention in our private and national lives. We must learn to walk a walk of faith that … Read more

Living Life Purposefully:the lessons of the matza

PESACH STUDY SERIES, ShorashimMoshe Kempinskiwww.shorashimshop.com To commemorate and spiritually relive the Exodus from Egypt, the Jewish people are commanded by the Torah to celebrate the holiday of Pesach and are prohibited to eat or even to possess any Chametz (leaven) in their home: “During these seven days no leaven may be found in your homes. … Read more

THE SMALL ALEPH

Torah Portion VaYikra Leviticus 1:1–5:26Moshe Kempinskiwww.shorashimshop.comThe book of VaYikra ( Leviticus) begins with a mystery. The verse reads “And He called( VaYikra) to Moses, and HaShem spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying, (Leviticus 1:1). The word VaYikra (and He called) ends with the letter “Aleph “that is shrunken in size. Our sages … Read more