Weekly Email by Rabbi Moss

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My Grandfather the Closet Mystic?

Question of the Week:


My grandfather used to always give beggars on the street a coin, and he would say it is better to give before you are asked. I am now realizing that many of his sayings were actually based on Jewish wisdom, and am researching the sources. Is there something about giving without being asked?


Your grandfather was a mystic, even if he didn't know it.

The Baal Shem Tov taught that there is an extra power to charity when you give it without being asked. When the giver initiates a donation, it arouses divine kindness from above even more than when you respond to a request to give. Just as you gave an unsolicited gift, you will receive blessings from above that you didn't even ask for.

This is illustrated… Read More »

Is Your Wife Insecure or Something?

Is Killing Lions Murder? THE SHOCKING SERMON SERIES STARTS TONIGHT - a hot topic and some hot soup 6pm at Nefesh


Question of the Week:

My family very much enjoyed being at your Shabbos table, thanks again for the invite. I meant to ask you a question that has bothered me for years. It's about prayer. Does G-d have such an ego problem that he demands his creations to pray to him 3 times a day, telling him how great he is?


We loved having your wonderful family over. You should be very proud of them all.

But one thing disturbed me. Your children behaved re… Read More »

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