Moshe's message lives on forever: Life's potential is a very lofty goal that we must strive to reach
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 story of Bilam, the gentile prophet, is most peculiar. It begins when Balak, the king of Moav, recognizes that he is in danger....
The second covenant between Abraham and Hashem included the obligation to observe the commandments.
The Rambam also says that one must verbalize his confessions in order for it to be valid (vidui b’peh).
The Netziv’s point: Self-assessment should be based on who we are, not based on who our neighbor is.
Good leaders understand the value of information.
During these days, we examine ourselves to see what our true desires are and what areas in our lives need to be rectified.
Only in Israel do we have the sovereignty & independence to become a light to the nations.
Baruch means either blessed should be God, or praised should be God.
Why was the mitzvah of Hakhel reserved for this particular time?
Ki Tavocan be broken into 2 main sections but is there a common thread that unifies our parsha?
How can Rashi say that all we need to do in order to reach that lofty level is to fully accept Hashem’s mitzvos?
The bikkurim declaration praises Gd & distills the Egyptian experience down to its spiritual essence
The Chasam Sofer (Yoreh Deah 106) explains that the Torah never commanded us to lend non-Jews money; it only allowed it.
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 Gd & Israel is deeper than marriage; beyond the infinite love of parent for child
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.
Each month is associated with a particular tribe. The month of Elul is matched up with Gad. What makes Gad unique?
Sanctions and indictment of the Jew, holding him to a higher standard, is as common and misplaced as ever.
To allow for free will, there are times when Hashem will allow a person the “opportunity to be the messenger.”
Mighty Amalek deliberately attacked enemy's weakest members, despicable even by ancient standards
You may wonder, how can we be excited and joyful at a time when His Judgment, not Fatherly Love, reigns supreme?
Children resist authority and struggle against structure, chores, and rules. But deep down they feel loved when they are granted guidelines and limits.
Judges, essentially apolitical, fulfilled a temporary purpose and then returned to private life