OPINION & COMMENT
One minute they were sunning themselves in the middle of a carefree vacation at the beach. The next they were struggling for their lives in the raging torrent that poured in from the sea.
"If the Ancients were Like Angels, then We are Mere
Mortals . . . "
Eisov's Hatred Towards Yaakov
In the first part, HaRav Horowitz noted that we find for the first time in parshas Shemos that the Egyptians hated the Jews, without any apparent cause. This sets a historical pattern, as Chazal say, "It is a halochoh that Eisov hates Yaakov," meaning that just as halochoh is immutable, so is the hatred.
"Shilton Hamma'aseh": The Teachings of the Rambam
For a long time, the intellectual attackers of Judaism argued that the essential parts of it are the ideas and philosophy, while the legal codes are of lesser importance. This essay is written against that view, showing the importance of fulfilling the practical mitzvos of Judaism.
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