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Devarim

Devarim: How Justice and Jews Make a Great Combo

Devarim: How Justice and Jews Make a Great Combo

Devarim - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

At the beginning of Devarim, Moses reviews the history of the Israelites’ experience in the wilderness, beginning with the appointment of leaders throughout the...

Devarim: Self-Sacrifice for the Torah

Devarim: Self-Sacrifice for the Torah

Devarim - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

Devarim, 1:9: I (Moshe) said to you at that time, saying: ‘I cannot carry you alone’.Devarim, 1:13-14: Provide for yourselves distinguished men, who are...

5 Facts About Parshat Devarim that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Devarim that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Devarim - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Va'etchanan

Va'etchanan: The Power of Questioning

Va'etchanan: The Power of Questioning

Va'etchanan - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

In a much watched TED talk Simon Sinek asked the question: how do great leaders inspire action? What made people like Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs stand out from...

5 Facts About Parshat Va'etchanan that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Va'etchanan that You (Maybe) Didn’t...

Va'etchanan - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Vaetchanan: Using the Yetser haTov for the Good

Vaetchanan: Using the Yetser haTov for the Good

Va'etchanan - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

Devarim, 6:5: “You shall love HaShem, your G-d, with all our heart, with all your soul, and with all your resources.”Rashi, 6:5, sv. With all your heart:...

Eikev

Eikev: Listening Is a Gift

Eikev: Listening Is a Gift

Eikev - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

It is one of the most important words in Judaism, and also one of the least understood. Its two most famous occurrences are in last week’s parsha and this...

5 Facts About Parshat Eikev that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Eikev that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Eikev - Rav Eytan CHOUCHAN

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Eikev: Clinging to the Wise Man

Eikev: Clinging to the Wise Man

Eikev - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

In Parshat Eikev, the Torah commands the people to go in the ways of HaShem, and to”cling to Him”.[1] 

Re'eh

Re'eh: Freedom Is a Choice

Re'eh: Freedom Is a Choice

Re'eh - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Having set out the broad principles of the covenant, Moses now turns to the details, which extend over many chapters and several parshiyot. The long review of the laws...

5 Facts About Parshat Re'eh that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Re'eh that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Re'eh - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Parshat Re'eh: The Joy in Observing All the Commandments

Parshat Re'eh: The Joy in Observing All the Commandments

Re'eh - Yonathan BENDENNOUNE

Accepting the words of our sages is not obvious to everyone. Thus, some readily accept the commandments of the Torah, but have more difficulty with rabbinic decrees. A...

Shoftim

Shoftim: Being Honest without being Naïve!

Shoftim: Being Honest without being Naïve!

Shoftim - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The Torah commands us: "Be honest with Hashem, your G-d." Rashi explains that one must accept what Hashem gives us without trying to predict the future. We must accept...

5 Facts About Parshat Shoftim that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Shoftim that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Shoftim - Rav Eytan CHOUCHAN

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Shoftim: How Torah Views Monarchy

Shoftim: How Torah Views Monarchy

Shoftim - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

The contribution of Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, to political thought is fundamental, but not well known. In this study I want to look at the institution of monarchy. What...

Ki Teitzei

5 Facts About Parshat Ki Teitzei that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Ki Teitzei that You (Maybe) Didn’t...

Ki Teitzei - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Ki Teitzei: Making the Most of Our Strengths

Ki Teitzei: Making the Most of Our Strengths

Ki Teitzei - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

“An Ammonite and Moabite shall not enter the congregation of Hashem, even their tenth generation shall not enter the congregation of Hashem, to eternity. ...

Ki Tetzei: Fighting Hatred

Ki Tetzei: Fighting Hatred

Ki Teitzei - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Ki Teitzei contains more laws than any other parsha in the Torah, and it is possible to be overwhelmed by this embarras de richesse of detail. One verse, however, stands...

Ki Tavo

5 Facts About Parshat Ki Tavo that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Ki Tavo that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Ki Tavo - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Ki Tavo: The True Source of Simcha

Ki Tavo: The True Source of Simcha

Ki Tavo - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

A great deal of Parshat Ki Tavo outlines the devastating punishments that would befall the Jewish people if they do not follow the Torah.  In the midst of the...

Ki Tavo: The Essence of Man

Ki Tavo: The Essence of Man

Ki Tavo - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

One reason religion has survived in the modern world despite four centuries of secularisation is that it answers the three questions every reflective human being will...

Nitzavim

Nitzavim: The Choice of Life Over Death

Nitzavim: The Choice of Life Over Death

Nitzavim - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

“See I have placed before you life and good, and death and evil[1]...I have placed life and death before you, blessing and curse; and you shall choose life so that...

5 Facts About Parshat Nitzavim that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Nitzavim that You (Maybe) Didn’t...

Nitzavim - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Nitzavim: Why Be a Jew?

Nitzavim: Why Be a Jew?

Nitzavim - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

When I was a student at university in the late 1960s – the era of student protests, psychedelic drugs, and the Beatles meditating with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi...

Vayelech

Vayelech: Bringing the Children

Vayelech: Bringing the Children

Vayelech - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

Devarim, 31:12: “Gather together the people – the men, the women, and the small children, and your stranger who is in your cities – so that they will...

5 Facts About Parshat Vayelech that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Vayelech that You (Maybe) Didn’t...

Vayelech - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Vayelech: Torah Is a Song

Vayelech: Torah Is a Song

Vayelech - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Moses’ long and tempestuous career is about to end. With words of blessing and encouragement he hands on the mantle of leadership to his successor Joshua, saying,...

Haazinu

Haazinu: The Duties of a Leader

Haazinu: The Duties of a Leader

Haazinu - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

When words take wing, they modulate into song. That is what they do here in Haazinu as Moses, with the angel of death already in sight, prepares to take leave of this...

5 Facts About Parshat Haazinu that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

5 Facts About Parshat Haazinu that You (Maybe) Didn’t Know

Haazinu - Eytan Yéhouda DZIKOWSKI

Discover and learn every week, "5 Facts" written on the weekly Parshah that you can share at your Shabbos table.

Haazinu: Never Give Up On Any Jew

Haazinu: Never Give Up On Any Jew

Haazinu - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

Towards the end of Parshat Haazinu, Moshe exhorts the people: “…Apply your hearts to all the words that I testify against you today, with which you are to...

Vezot Habracha

Vezot Habracha: The Multiple Mitzvot

Vezot Habracha: The Multiple Mitzvot

Vezot Habracha - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The very final Parsha in the Torah contains the first Passuk that we teach our children; “Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe, Morasha, Kehillas Yaakov[1].”  This...

Vezot Habracha: Moshe's Life and Death

Vezot Habracha: Moshe's Life and Death

Vezot Habracha - Rabbi Lord Jonathan SACKS

Rav David Hekcher, one of the directors of the prestigious Yeshiva Kol Torah in Jerusalem, was walking down the street with a group of students one day, discussing the...

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