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By Rav Reuven Tradburks 1st aliya (Devarim 7:12-8:10) On the heels of you keeping the mitzvoth, G-d will keep His covenant with you. And love you. You will enjoy success: economic, health, military. Should you fear the nations in the land, wondering how you will prevail...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks 1st aliya (Bamidbar25:10-26:4) Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of Aharon halted the plague. He will merit the covenant of peace, of priesthood. Those killed by him were Zimri, the prince of a family of Shimon and Kozbi, the daughter of a prince...

Our connection to Genie Milgrom is deep and rich. Whether it is enjoying her company on her visits to our Jerusalem offices or benefiting from her tremendous work on behalf of the Bnei Anusim, the value that the genealogist and crypto-Jewish researcher adds to our...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks The march to the land of Israel continues. The people have successfully confronted Sichon and Og on the east side of the Jordan, moving closer to the land. But they have also lost suffered the death of Miriam and Aharon. The march...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks   1st aliya (Bamidbar 19:1-17) Para Aduma: This is the Torah law.  Elazar the Cohen shall remove from the camp an unblemished red heifer that has never worked.  It is burnt.  Cedar, hyssop and red thread shall be burnt with it.  The Cohanim...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks The story of the rebellion of Korach parallels the story of the spies from last week. Both are a rejection of the Divine, albeit in the rough and tumble of human dynamics. In the sin of the spies, although G-d promised the...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks 1st aliya (Bamidbar 13:1-20) Moshe is instructed to send leaders, 1 per tribe, to tour the land. The leaders names are listed. They are to travel from the Negev to the mountainous area. To see the land, the people, the cities and...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Parshat Behalotcha is one of the richest of the parshiot of the Torah.  In it the preparation to march to the Land is completed; off we go, the march begins.  It is the pivot from the sublime to the practical, from the...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks 1st aliya (Bamidbar 4:21-37) Instructions for and a census of the family of Gershon (son of Levi) are done. The family of Gershon is responsible for the textiles of the Mishkan: the curtains and the covers of the Mishkan. They are to...

The government of Israel approved the proposal of Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata to bring members of the Bnei Menashe community on aliyah. It is considered an emergency operation and the immigrants are expected to undergo a 3-month absorption process and then move...