Vaetchanan 5782

Vaetchanan תשפב             The Talmud (Makot 23b) teaches us that Hashem gave the Jewish people 613 מצות - commandments.  דרש רבי שמלאי שש מאות ושלש עשרה מצות נאמרו לו למשה ...אמר רב המנונא מאי קרא תורה צוה לנו משה מורשה תורה בגימטריא שית מאה…

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I didn’t know they made people like that?
Parshat Vayalech 5782

The first video leaked on April 23rd, 2027 and within the 24 hours over thirty million people watched it. The video quality was grainy, but you could clearly see people, dressed in unmarked military fatigues leaping over walls at least…

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Parshat Vayalech 5782

A Shanah Tova Factory for You!
Parshat Nitzavim 5781

If you were to think of the people who shaped the course of this country, you would certainly think of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin. You might also think of Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, or Albert Einstein.…

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Parshat Nitzavim 5781

Come take a Tour with me!
Parshat Ki Tavo 5781

Prague is the new Paris. A bustling metropolis in the heart of the Continent, a rich history spanning two millennia of prominence, dozens of notable landmarks, and friendly warm natives, combine to give Prague a greater overall tourist experience than…

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Parshat Ki Tavo 5781

Parshat Ki Tetzei 5781

Ki Tetzei תשפא   The Torah teaches us in this week’s parsha Deuteronomy (22:6,7):  (ו) כִּי יִקָּרֵא קַן צִפּוֹר לְפָנֶיךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ בְּכָל עֵץ אוֹ עַל הָאָרֶץ אֶפְרֹחִים אוֹ בֵיצִים וְהָאֵם רֹבֶצֶת עַל הָאֶפְרֹחִים אוֹ עַל הַבֵּיצִים לֹא תִקַּח הָאֵם עַל הַבָּנִים: (ז)…

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Parshat Re’eh 5781

Reeh תשפא             A student recently asked me, “There are two major types of social systems, democracy and socialism. What social system does the Torah recommend?”              I answered him that the Torah’s social system is neither, as it operates on a different…

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