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“Parsha to the Point” – Va’etchanan 5778

Parshat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Rabbi David Stav In this week‎’s reading, Va’etchanan, while restating the commandment to preserve the ways of the Torah, Moses exhorts the people: “Diligently keep the commandments of the Lord, your God, and His testimonies. and His statutes, which He has commanded you. And you shall do what is proper and good …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaetchanan 5778

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – ‘Comfort you, comfort you, My People’ (Isaiah 40:1) The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is known as the Shabbat of Comfort, a phrase taken from the first verse of the prophetic reading from Isaiah. Additionally, a most fascinating festival day—one which is unfortunately not very well …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaetchanan 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin           Efrat, Israel – “When it shall be difficult for you, all of these words will find you at the end of the days, and you shall return to the Lord your God and hearken to His voice” . Curiously, our Sages refer to Tisha …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Va’etchanan 5777

Parshat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Rabbi David Stav  This coming Sabbath is called “Shabbat Nachamu”, in reference to the Haftarah, an excerpt from the Book of Yishayahu (Isaiah) that begins, “‘Comfort, comfort My people’, so says Hashem” . This is the first of the Seven Haftarot of Consolation read every week between the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av …

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אור תורה: ואתחנן תשע”ו

  עשרת הדברות כמודל לזוגיות ראויה רננה בירנבוים עשרת הדברות טומנים בחובם עולם של משמעות ותשתית לבניית בית טוב יותר. על הקוד הפנימי של העם שמעניק משמעות גם לזוגיות מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”ד אב תשע”ו, 18/08/2016 עשרת הדברות הן הקוד הפנימי המחייב של עם ישראל. ניתן להביט בהן כמודל חברתי ליחסי אלוקים ואדם ככלל, …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vaetchanan 5776

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Va’etchanan, the second portion of the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), begins with a heart-rending account of how Moshe pleads with the Almighty to allow him to enter the Promised Land, even though he had sinned in striking the rock at Mei Meriva. God, however, refuses his request, saying “for you …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vaetchanan 5776

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Va’etchanan, the second portion of the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), begins with a heart-rending account of how Moshe pleads with the Almighty to allow him to enter the Promised Land, even though he had sinned in striking the rock at Mei Meriva. God, however, refuses his request, saying “for you …

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