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A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (2/3/23)

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Dear Parents,

After the miracle of Krias Yam Suf, Moshe is commanded to stretch out his hands to cause the waters of the sea to return to their natural flow. However, it seems unnecessary for Moshe to do this. Isn’t it logical for the waters to return to their original state on “their own” once the purpose of the miracle has...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (1/27/23)

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Dear Parents,

The final plague to strike the Egyptians was מכת בכורות. Moshe warned Paroh that this מכה would occur at “about” midnight, כחצות הלילה. Isn’t it strange that Moshe spoke in such terms, considering that Hashem told him the plague would occur “at midnight?” Why did Moshe change what Hashem had told him? Rashi explains that...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (1/20/23)

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Dear Parents,

Before the plague of ברד arrived, anyone who “feared the word of Hashem” brought all his cattle and property into his home. Only “the one who did not fear the word of Hashem” did not protect his cattle. Who was that? The Medrash identifies him as Bilaam the rosho.

After seeing Moshe’s predictions come true...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School (1/13/23)

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Dear Parents,

Have you ever considered how strange it is that Paroh’s own daughter rescued a Jewish baby – destined to become the nation’s leader – from the Nile?

The Ibn Ezra points out that Hashem’s hashgachah caused Moshe to be raised in an atmosphere of royalty and power rather than an environment of slavery and...