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The NISHMA INSIGHT is our popular dvar Torah, distributed almost every week by e-mail, that touches upon an important concept in the Parsha, theme in a holiday or event in contemporary society.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #22: CARING AND DEMANDING

For  Vayakhel, Pekudei
 
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Friday, March 6, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #21: THE MASK OF EVIL

For  Purim
 
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The influence of this mask in the process of teshuva is a subject truly worthy of further investigation. The first step in this process is perceiving a certain behaviour and/or understanding as wrong but how can one do so if the very process by which to make this determination may have faults? The call to do teshuva would thus also further demand of us to continuously evaluate how we make such determinations. How to do this must obviously demand more study.

Rabbi Ben Hecht 

Friday, February 28, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #20: THE GESTALT COLLECTIVE

For  Terumah
 
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Friday, February 21, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #19: RESPONSIBILITY TO THE OTHER

For  Mishpatim
 
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Friday, February 14, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #18: THE THEOLOGY OF KABBALAT HATORAH

For  Yitro
 
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Friday, February 7, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #17: THE NATURE OF TORAH

For  Beshalach
 
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We can perhaps assume that Moshe Rabbeinu enacted the schedule of Torah readings even though it did not solve the immediate problem of having gone three days without a form of Torah inspiration as He was thinking about a solution l'dorot, for the generations. In the moment, the call was, perhaps, for people to be aware of the problem and develop their own forms of gaining Torah inspiration.

Rabbi Ben Hecht

Friday, January 31, 2020

INSIGHT 5780 - #16: GENDER

For  Bo
 
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