Parashat Va’etchanan


Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you...The Ten Commandments appear twice in the Torah, once in Shmot and once in Devarim. Unlike the first occasion, this time we are instructed to respect our parents "as the LORD your God commanded you." When they sojourned in the desert for forty

Parashat Va’etchanan2018-07-26T17:16:00+08:00

Parashat Devarim


Twice a year we endure a night-day fast, on Tisha b'Av, when we commemorate the tragedies of Jewish life, and on Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur the individual turns inward to evaluate her past and then looks forward, but Tisha b'Av is communal and seems to only look backward. The individual looks at Tisha b'Av

Parashat Devarim2018-07-19T15:58:54+08:00

Parashat Matot-Masei


And the Reubenites and the Gadites had much livestock...And the Gadites and the Reubenites came to Moses...saying, "your servants have livestock....let this land be given to your servants as a holding. Do not make us cross the Jordan..." In describing their vast livestock, first the verse mentions the tribe of Reuben and then the tribe of Gad.

Parashat Matot-Masei2018-07-12T17:14:00+08:00

Parashat Pinchas


Monday to Friday our morning service is at 7am and on Shabbat we begin at 9am. Is there any justification for this later start? Regarding the daily sacrifice the Torah instructs it be two unblemished yearling lambs a day. And then specifies: One lamb you shall do in the morning and the second lamb you

Parashat Pinchas2018-07-05T17:31:35+08:00
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