Joseph Shulam

Joseph Shulam

Lessons from Parashat Korah

Joseph writes, "What can we as leaders learn from this sad occasion in the history of our people in a period when the Lord’s presence was visible by day and by night, in a period that all of Israel enjoyed the daily miracle of Mana, water from the rock, and divine victory over Amalek?"

Commentary from the Torah portion on leadership and transfer of authority

Joseph writes, "I wrote the above paragraph because it also has to do with the Parasha, [which] deals with leadership and transfer of authority and sharing authority."

Comment on Parashat Beha’alotcha

Joseph writes, "The greatness of Moses’ leadership was not only in the genius of Moses but also in his ability and willingness to do what God has commanded him and infect the people of Israel in the wilderness to do that which Moses has commanded them."

God hears the prayers of the righteous

Joseph writes, "Don’t limit yourself in prayer even if you are a sinner and don’t take your privilege to talk to the Father in your favor and in favor of others, some of whom you don’t even know in person."

Commentary on Parashat Shemini

Joseph writes, "There is a second story in chapter 10 of Leviticus. Yes, Nadab and Abihu sinned with the strange fire, but their other two brothers Eleazar and Ithamar who were also priests and sons of Aaron sinned in a much more serious way and yet nothing happened to them."

VIDEO: Dinner party parables

Joseph continues his teachings on the parables of Jesus from a Jewish first century perspective. This is part 15, dinner party parables.

Torah reading for Shabbat HaGadol (The Great Sabbath)

Joseph writes, "According to tradition, Elijah has a primary role in the Messianic age, for this reason just on the Sabbath before the deliverance from Egypt we call is: Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, remembering the text of Malachi and the promise of God for the ultimate salvation and redemption of the whole World."

Commentary on Parashat Vayikra

Joseph writes, "What was special about Israel is that God gave very specific and clear and extensive rules and regulations for each sacrifice. Contrary to the other nations the God of Israel did not order the sacrifices because He needed the meat or the gifts or the appeasement from His anger by sacrifices."

VIDEO: The parable of the olive trees (Part 4 of 4)

Joseph continues his teachings on the parables of Jesus from a Jewish first century perspective. This is part 14, the parable of the olive trees (in 4 parts).

VIDEO: Parashat VaYekhal Pikudey

A commentary on the weekly Torah portion.

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