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Tzav(Leviticus 6-8)

Fighting for God

Rabbi Shraga Simmons shares an inspiring insight from the weekly Torah portion.

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March 19, 2003

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Visitor Comments: 5

(5) Beverly Kurtin, March 25, 2012 9:57 AM

Recognizing Gd in others

Many people around the world, upon meeting another person, puts their hands together and say, in their own language "The Gd in me recognizes the Gd in you." I find that to be a lovely way to meet. We do not do that, of course, but I think it is something we could do without breaking Torah. Just one woman'spoint of view. I would clean up my room but it would take a front loader to do. But one won't fit in my house!

(4) Anonymous, April 4, 2009 12:28 PM

Very special

B"H Dear Rabbi Simmons, til 120, Thank you so much for this verbal message on the Torah Parsha. I just discovered it tonight and I see that it has been happening since 2003, at least. is full of wonderful surprises and if I had more time I'd get to explore more and see all that it has to offer. I especially like the video's and to be able to see a person so maybe you will do that with this one someday. I guess I have no clue what it entails to have everything on video and since there are so many things that aren't, it must be a big effort, etc. Meanwhile, I will enjoy hearing your voice on the Parsha and I appreciate it very much. Gut Voch and a Kosher and simchadek Pesach to you and yours. By the way, not only did I clean my room, I cleaned and cleaned and am still cleaning...Kol Tuv, RE

(3) Michal Evenari, March 22, 2005 12:00 AM

wonderful! Much to learn.

Dear Rabbi Shraga,
smiling I listened to you talk.
First, as I could not understand how
those cohanim would run to take the ashes away. If I had been one of them, I would them give the opportunity to do the work. "How can one be so silly!" I thought. Then, when you talked about not doing mitzvoth by making other people suffer, I had to smile because you "got me". I still have to learn a lot. Thanks for the reminder! Michal

(2) Anne H., March 21, 2003 12:00 AM

The Inspiring Audio Minute is WONDERFUL!

Dear Rabbi Simmons: Thank you for the newly-instituted Inspiring Audio Minute! What a fantastic use of new technology to enable us to quickly focus on the weekly parsha. I so enjoyed last week's premiere "Minute," I looked forward all week to receiving your thoughts this week! Many thanks!

(1) Marilyn, March 20, 2003 12:00 AM

Dear Rabbi, Your one minute voice messages of the Parshat are quite inspiring. This week's one (cleaning up your room lol) is being forwarded to my grandchildren who ARE 'observant' Jews..all joking aside..these one minute voice messages are not only inspiring but you efficiently within 60 seconds get off a very meaningful inspiring message.I for one appreciate this service very much that you are now providing.. thank you

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