Parashat Ha’azinu, Shabbat Shuva, Yom Kippur


The inability to gather for worship is not new. On the Shabbat before Yom Kippur we read Hosea: Take words with you and turn back to the LORD. Say to Him, "...we shall offer our speech instead of bulls."Why would Hosea discourage Temple worship - Take words...offer speech...instead of bulls! Hosea lived during the reign

Parashat Ha’azinu, Shabbat Shuva, Yom Kippur2020-09-24T20:25:27+08:00

Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech, Selichot


Should your strayed one be at the edge of the heavens, from there shall the LORD your God gather you in and from there shall He take you. For what purpose will God take us? Isaiah promises that the nations will return the final lost Jews to Jerusalem and some will even be chosen to

Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech, Selichot2020-09-13T09:09:42+08:00

Parashat Ki Tavo


Often the Torah specifies: It will be when God will bring you into the land...but our portion has "matured" to open with: It will be when you enter the land...A time will come when people, through their own effort, will enter the land. This opening verse leads to the mitzvah of bikurim, bringing the first

Parashat Ki Tavo2020-09-03T17:59:38+08:00
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