Parashat Shoftim


The opening of our parasha bundles together judges and police: Judges and police you will set over yourself in all your gates...Rashi explains that the judges decide the rules and police enforce them. However, in the Amida we pray: Restore our judges as before, and our counselors as long ago. This is an echo of

Parashat Shoftim2020-08-20T15:41:47+08:00

Parashat Re’eh, Shabbat Mevarechim


Watch and heed all these things that I charge you, so that it will go well with you and with your children after you for all time when you do what is good and upright in the eyes of the LORD your God. Rashi explains that we are to do what is "good" in the eyes

Parashat Re’eh, Shabbat Mevarechim2020-08-14T22:26:08+08:00

Parashat Ekev


And it happened at the end of forty days and forty nights, the LORD gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the Covenant. First the people heard the commandments but it took forty days for them to receive a written copy. R. Hirsch explains that although the people immediately committed themselves to the commandments, they

Parashat Ekev2020-08-07T12:20:44+08:00
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