By gradually increasing the workload, the body is called upon to respond. The work should never be easy.
Is the Torah to be read exactly as the Jews who received it would have, or, is it actually to be read in a contemporary way that can't possibly be the same as those who first received the Torah?
Deep contemplation, loyalty, ambition and intelligence define the traits of one born in Elul, the month symbolized by Virgo, a sign of purity.
A leader must be aware of and responsible for all details on the ship - big or small.
While the sincerity of the little fellow might be touching, he is missing the point.
They bentched nonetheless, though, because they were given a specific mitzvah to thank Hashem for the mon.
Is it possible God afflicted the nation of Israel through the past 40 years of the desert, withholding food and water from them...on purpose? How can we have a relationship with a God like that?
How could I possibly handle all these different emotions on top of the complexities of life? Easy,,,by dancing.
A musical perspective on Parshat Ekev...
Throughout the perek, the navi describes the greatness of Hashem Yisbarach and His tender loving care and concern for His people, Klal Yisrael.
When a man mounts a horse, the man may weigh 150 pounds, the horse more than 2,000. Yet the man commands the horse to ride, gallop, turn, and stop.
The halacha is that even if a person has already fulfilled a mitzvah he can still be motzi another who has not yet fulfilled it.
In this week's parsha, Moses speaks, a lot - but it all seems so boring, and disconnected. The Torah is a book - and...
Why, did Moses break out in song when he set aside Cities of Refuge for killers? It is curious this stimulated song, when the Shema, the retelling of Revelation and the 10 Statements did not?
Understanding why these Ten Statements were chosen-as opposed to others omitted-could well lead us to a greater grasp of the essence of this venerable text.
Dare I say that, the fact that we keep the Temple alive 2000 years after its destruction, continue to connect to God even after the Holocaust, and we pray even on this horrible day, INSPIRES God?
If one approaches the issue with an open mind, the truth is incontrovertible. The world screams out that it was created.
The message of Moses' speech before the Children of Israel entered the Promised land are still applicable and inspiring to us, today. Join us as we tackle the mystery of Moses' speech.
If a person will not be fasting on Sunday for whatever reason, he should say havdalah on a cup prior to eating.