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Parshas Ki Savo: ‘How And Where’

21 Elul 5776 – September 23, 2016
Each mitzvah and each holiday is a guide and a map

Sharing The Fruit

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
The visitor does not hand over his basket of First Fruits; he first shares it with the Temple representative. This is not a ceremony of give and take but of sharing.

Using Visualizations

Studies show that not only do athletes who use them improve, but so do many other people whose activities require peak performance.

The Bikurim Passage

It seems from the Vilna Gaon and the Ra’avan that shomei’a k’oneh would not work for reciting the parshah of bikurim. But why not?

The Parsha Experiment – Ki Tavo: How To Make Sense Of The Terrible Curses

Ki Tavo is so difficult to read; how could Hashem be so cruel to us? Join us as we grapple with the incredibly difficult curses of this week's parsha

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tavo: Amalek, Bikkurim and Ma’aser

19 Elul 5776 – September 21, 2016
Many commentators sense a significance to the placement of the bikkurim declaration, at the beginning of this week’s pasha, right after the injunction to destroy Amalek. What is the connection?

G-d’s Anger Never Lasts

14 Elul 5776 – September 16, 2016
Just as Noach established and created a certain merit for himself when being saved, so too Bnei Yisrael need to do the same in order to be redeemed.

Outcomes And Intentions

13 Elul 5776 – September 15, 2016
So if on the previous Rosh Hashanah, Shimon had a decree of a year of life, then there is nothing Reuven or any other force in existence could do to change that.

Sins, Sculptors & Circumcision

Since each month is aligned with a particular shevet and constellation, we can inform ourselves of the qualities of the month through them.

Collecting Chance Encounters

Once I learned to treat every person I meet as more than chance and as an opportunity, I was able to expand my collection of superheroes.

Polygamy

The Torah explicitly says that a husband may divorce his wife if he so pleases. How can Rabbenu Gershom forbid this practice when the Torah seemingly permits it?

The Parsha Experiment – Ki Teitzei

Though related to the 10 commandments, what is the larger message that this list of laws in parsha Ki Teitzei is coming to teach us?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tetzhe: Yehoshua the Conqueror

11 Elul 5776 – September 14, 2016
Battling Amalek presents an important warning to any Jewish military leader that there is a need to maintain a basic respect for what it means to be human, even when dealing with mortal enemies.

The Parsha Experiment – Shoftim: Is This Just A Boring Parsha?

6 Elul 5776 – September 8, 2016
If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe's rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim?

Planting Next To A Shul

When I first encountered this explanation, I took issue with it. For even if a shul’s courtyard does not possess kedushah, planting in it could still be prohibited.

The Foundation Stone: Parshat Shoftim: Seeking Justice

If we succeed in developing a strong sense of justice in our homes and communities, perhaps our prayer for God to restore justice will be justly heard and accepted.

If I Were A Rich Man

At the same time, a king is expected to remain humble. The Torah isn’t afraid the great honor accorded to him will bring him to arrogance.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Are We Atheists In Foxholes?

30 Av 5776 – September 2, 2016
Sure, we are much better than the atheist who only sees the truth when it may be too late to start living a life of faith.

Parshas Reeh: Give With Faith

A person who gives charity dolefully or begrudgingly demonstrates that his faith is somewhat wanting and he has not fully fulfilled the mitzvah of giving charity.

Writing Hashem’s Name

29 Av 5776 – September 1, 2016
The Dovev Meisharim (chelek 1, 18:3) quotes the Divrei Chaim who says that writing all four letters of the name simultaneously is considered writing the name out of order.

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