What It Means To Be GREAT

In the Torah portion of Va’era we’re introduced to Moshe (Moses) and Aaron – two greats of the Jewish people. Sometimes Moses is mentioned first in the verse and sometimes Aaron is mentioned first. Why is this so? It’s explained that they were both equally as great. But that raises another question: How could that be? Everyone knows Moses and that he was the great leader of the Jewish people and the greatest prophet of Israel. How could it be that they were equal in greatness?

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Gad Elbaz: Live The Present (60 Sec)

Gad Elbaz’s most popular song Hashem Melech which quotes a famous prayer “Hashem Melech, Hashem Malach, Hashem Yimloch LeOlam Va’ed” which says: “God reigns as King, God reigned as King, and God will always reign as King forever” – The question is asked, why do we start with God reigns as King in the present tense? Wouldn’t it make more sense, to speak it out chronologically, to go from Past, Present to Future? Gad Elbaz shares some insight into the order of this famous Jewish prayer and declaration.

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