THIS WEEK'S CHASSIDIC/KABBALAH STORY
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"The Jogger in 18th Century Beirut"

"If you don't bring me the full sum by the appointed time," the Turkish pacha demanded, "you and all your families will be expelled from Tiberias.".

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Insight of the Week

15 IYAR 5782 - Monday, May 16, 2022

On the day of his passing, Rebbe Shimon bar-Yochai said, “Now is an auspicious time to reveal the secrets of the Torah. I wish to do so in the presence of the Shechinah, so that no one will say that I left the world without fulfilling my task, and that I concealed these secrets in my heart until now so that they would come with me to the World to Come.

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THIS WEEK'S ESSAY FROM RABBI SHAUL YOSEF LEITER
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Bechukotai*

... that any person who serves G d is most certainly blessed for his efforts with all manner of physical and spiritual blessings, some that we sometimes perceive and sometimes not (because all the commandments are conduits for blessings in THIS world).

*In Israel, outside of Israel this parsha will be read next Shabbat

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