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Teshuva Through Unity

Consider this: Why should Hashem accept our teshuva when we often repeat the same aveiros year after year?

Confession: Good For The Soul

Rambam says that when the sinner approaches Hashem he expresses Chatati Aviti Pashati; I think I am Mayzid but perhaps I acted B’Shogeg.

A Diamond With A Flaw

The answer to the question on Rashi seems to be that the namesakes of the shevatim were in fact men of unimaginable greatness,

The Mitzvah Of Hak’hel

The Minchas Chinuch writes that although it seems that gathering in the Beis Hamikdash is necessary, perhaps the mitzvah can be performed anywhere in Yerushalayim.

Yom Kippur: Dress Rehearsal Of Sorts

The precision required and the time constraints imposed make the High Priest’s task almost humanly impossible.

Aleph Beta: Vayeilech: Moses’ Farewell To Israel; Part 1 of 3

How did Moses feel approaching the land of Israel, knowing he wouldn’t enter Israel with his people?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayelech

Moshe's message lives on forever: Life's potential is a very lofty goal that we must strive to reach

Prayerful Weddings And Jerusalem Joy

You might argue that in truth it is not a prayer; rather, it is a statement, affirmation and declaration of fact that one day we will see the cities and streets of Yerushalayim full of ecstasy.

The Extent Of Hashem’s Mercy

The story of Bilam, the gentile prophet, is most peculiar. It begins when Balak, the king of Moav, recognizes that he is in danger....

A Sacred Covenant

The second covenant between Abraham and Hashem included the obligation to observe the commandments.

The Teshuvah Of Rosh Hashanah

The Rambam also says that one must verbalize his confessions in order for it to be valid (vidui b’peh).

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Netzavim

The Netziv’s point: Self-assessment should be based on who we are, not based on who our neighbor is.

Parshat Ki Tavo

Good leaders understand the value of information.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – After Departure

During these days, we examine ourselves to see what our true desires are and what areas in our lives need to be rectified.

The Importance Of Perspective And Follow-Up

Only in Israel do we have the sovereignty & independence to become a light to the nations.

Baruch Atta Hashem

Baruch means either blessed should be God, or praised should be God.

The Gathering

Why was the mitzvah of Hakhel reserved for this particular time?

Aleph Beta: Ki Tavo: The Pursuit of Happiness Part 1/2

Ki Tavocan be broken into 2 main sections but is there a common thread that unifies our parsha?

Powerful Forces Of Growth

How can Rashi say that all we need to do in order to reach that lofty level is to fully accept Hashem’s mitzvos?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tavo

The bikkurim declaration praises Gd & distills the Egyptian experience down to its spiritual essence

Lending To Non-Jews

The Chasam Sofer (Yoreh Deah 106) explains that the Torah never commanded us to lend non-Jews money; it only allowed it.

Quality Prevails Over Quantity

The common translation of the opening words of this week’s parsha, Ki Seitzei, is: “When you go out to war against your enemy.” Actually...

The Love Between God and His People

The love between Gd & Israel is deeper than marriage; beyond the infinite love of parent for child

Over Spending On A Mitzvah

Since giving the machatzis hashekel will not change his financial situation, he is obligated to do so even though it is more than a fifth of his income.

Wakeful Warriors

Each month is associated with a particular tribe. The month of Elul is matched up with Gad. What makes Gad unique?

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