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Divrei Torah from the Middle School
Posted 03/16/2017 02:24PM
Rav Avahu said: All forty days that Moshe was up [on Har Sinai] he would learn and forget. He said "Master Of the Universe, I have forty days and I do not know anything". What did the Holy One blessed be He do? At the end of forty days He gave him the Torah as a present, as the verse says "He gave to Moshe..." (Shmot Rabba 41)
Posted 03/09/2017 11:34AM
Purim is a holiday where we celebrate how Esther and Mordechai save the Jews from Haman. On Purim, we dress up in costumes and eat good food, as well as read the Megillah. But why do we do all of these things specifically now?
Posted 02/23/2017 03:40PM
In this week's parasha, Parashat Mishpatim, Hashem introduces a list of important laws, positive and negative commandments, to the Jewish people at Har Sinai.
Posted 02/15/2017 03:28PM
In Parashat Yitro, Moshe's father- in-law, Yitro, hears all the miracles that HaShem did to Bnei Yisrael, so he decides to go see it for himself. Yitro's daughter, Tzipporah, is married to Moshe and together they have two sons - Gershom and Eliezer.