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September 30, 2016

The last Haftara of the “seven Haftoros of comfort” deals with the prophecy of Yeshayahu about the redemption that is destined to come in the end of days. One of the motifs that the prophet mentions as a sign of redemption is “No longer will they call you Deserted, or...

September 29, 2016

וּבַחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֜י בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֗דֶשׁ מִֽקְרָא־קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ יִהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֔ם כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֣א תַעֲשׂ֑וּ י֥וֹם תְּרוּעָ֖ה יִהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶֽם..

When we read the psukim about Rosh Hashana we can immediately notice that the information given to us is very minima...

Marcus and I take advantage of the time we put away our Tefilin to learn every morning after Shacharit. We learn the Halachot most relevant to the time. For example, we are now learning about Rosh Hashana Davening. We also try not to get in the way of Jojo and Rani who...

September 23, 2016

Towards the end of the Parsha, following the Blessings and curses that Moshe addressed to Am Israel, begins a brief historical description of leaving Egypt and everything that happened in the desert. The description ends with the journey of occupation that Moshe led on...

September 23, 2016

“And now I brought the first fruits of the land which you Hashem gave me.”

In the Parsha we see one of the summits of happiness and prosperity, to which a Jew can reach. The Torah describes to us the remarkable event of bringing bikurim and the special requirement of re...

Yehuda Bessner

Since the school year has started I've been learning about various concepts on tefillah.  This includes the importance of having cavanah during davening vs saying the words without any meaning. The book I’ve been learning emphasizes the importance of pray...

September 16, 2016

In this weeks Parsha there is an interesting combination between a sectorial  interpersonal rule system and the commandments between Man and god. Together they illustrate for us the Jewish judicial and ethical system. Following these Parshiot, generations of judges sat...

September 16, 2016

'מוצא שפתיך תשמור ועשית כאשר נדרת לה

In the middle of our parasha we are, once again, told about the importance and even the danger of fulfilling our oaths. The Torah warns us that if we have sworn or accepted an obligation we should, with all means possible, implement...

September 9, 2016

For many years the world has been occupied with discovering the best form of of government. In this week's Parsha there is a dialogue about Crowning a king amongst the Jews, as an ideal or as a default. Hundreds of years later, when Bnei Yisroel are living in the vario...

September 9, 2016

Immediately after stating the importance of a vital and dynamic legal system the Torah states the following: צדק צדק תרדוף למען תחיה וירשת את הארץ. Meaning that in order to inherit the promised land, one should seek justice. חז"ל  were fascinated with the duplication o...

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