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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?

Ultimate Showdown

Sanctions and indictment of the Jew, holding him to a higher standard, is as common and misplaced as ever.

Outcomes And Intentions

To allow for free will, there are times when Hashem will allow a person the “opportunity to be the messenger.”

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tetzeh

Mighty Amalek deliberately attacked enemy's weakest members, despicable even by ancient standards

The Joy Of Elul

You may wonder, how can we be excited and joyful at a time when His Judgment, not Fatherly Love, reigns supreme?

Right Or Left

Children resist authority and struggle against structure, chores, and rules. But deep down they feel loved when they are granted guidelines and limits.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shoftim

Judges, essentially apolitical, fulfilled a temporary purpose and then returned to private life

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