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The Kollel is about more than the education and the experiences. Implementing the lessons and ideas into real life can be complicated. Here’s a place to talk about life, to weave the education into experience and discuss how to navigate it properly. 2/9/2018- Mishpatim: The Contagious Calm of Shabbos 2/2/2018- Yitro: An Enduring Unity 1/26/2018- Beshalach: You Eat What You Are 1/19/2018- Bo: Forced Phylacteries 1/12/2018- Vaera: Seeing Past the…

Make the Most of Every Moment

The Midrash (Bereishit Rabbah 58:3) relates that one time, Rabbi Akiva was teaching his students and they began to doze off. In response, he proposed to them a peculiar question and answer: “Why is it that Esther merited to rule over 127 provinces? Because Sarah, the Matriarch, lived for 127 years”. What is the meaning of this, and why would it be appropriate for a sleeping audience?   The Chiddushei…

Taking the Time

While the relationship the Jewish people enjoy with Gd at this point in history is certainly intimate and significant, it wouldn’t be the same without having a home. Parshat Terumah begins a series of Parshiyot which describe the physical characteristics of the building we call the “Mishkan”, the Tabernacle. Even after the Mishkan is planned out, built, and inaugurated, many of the Parshiyot –afterwards-  continue to describe, in great detail, the…

The Contagious Calm of Shabbos

Despite having already explained Shabbos in the last two Torah portions, the Torah does so again in this week’s: “Six days you may do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest, in order that your ox and your donkey shall rest…” (23:12). Aside from the peculiar repetition of these laws, the verse also uses a strange phrase when segueing to the rest of our animals: ‘you shall…