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October 13, 2016

In the the Ben Shemen forest, near the city of Modiin there is a park called Naot Kedumim. This unique park imitates biblical Israel; it has a few areas dedicated to visualising different parts of the Tanach. For example there is a trail that passes through all seven o...

October 13, 2016

When we read through the Torah, and when we go over the calendar, we can immediately see a unique fact about Sukkot. It is in the end of two different cycles of holidays. It is the end of the Tishrei cycle, being the last holiday after Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and...

October 7, 2016

At the end of the book of Devarim and the end of a long time in the desert, Moshe, the undisputed leader of Israel, begins to transfer the leadership to the next generation. In our Parasha, Moshe commands Yehuoshua bin Nun: “Be strong and courageous because you shall b...

October 7, 2016

הַקְהֵל אֶת־הָעָם הָאֲנָשִׁים וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף וְגֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ, לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ וּלְמַעַן יִלְמְדוּ וְיָֽרְאוּ אֶת־ה' אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֔ם וְשָׁמְרוּ לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת אֶת־כָּל־דִּבְרי הַתּוֹרָ֥ה הַזֹּֽאת:

In what is one of his last speeches to Am Israel, Moshe Ra...

October 7, 2016

It is a Mitzvah to eat on the eve of Yom Kippur and to increase the amount one normally consumes (Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chaim 604:1). Seemingly, it would appear to be more appropriate to fill oneself with fear and trembling than food. What reason could there be for joy...

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