Rabbi Gidon Goldberg's blog

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

Rabbi Gidon Goldberg's picture

Dear Parents,

After Matan Torah, Hashem asked Moshe to re-ascend the mountain. The wording, “Ascend to Me, to the mountain, and be there” seems superfluous. Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir asked, “Why was it necessary to say, 'and be there’?" Of course, if Moshe were to ascend, he would be there!

A person is wherever...

A Message from Rabbi Gidon Goldberg, Head of School

Rabbi Gidon Goldberg's picture

Dear Parents,

The Torah describes Bnei Yisroel’s crossing of the Red Sea twice: Once, before the Egyptians were drowning (“Bnei Yisroel came within the sea on dry land and the water was a wall for them …”). And later, when the Egyptians were no longer a threat (the Torah reiterates that the people “went on dry land in the midst...