vayelech

“Write down this song for yourselves”

Rabbi Ohad Teharlev

“Write down this song for yourselves” When people write Torah scrolls by themselves, they undergo a process of self-clarification and “sculpting” which forge their identities, just like when Moshe Rabbeinu sculpted the tablets. This is a subjective process that is uniquely theirs. Rabbi Ohad Teharlev is Rosh Midrasha of Israeli Programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum This …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayelech 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “And Moses wrote this song on that day and taught it to the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 31:32) What is the song of the Torah? Moses himself refers to Torah as a “fiery law – esh dat” (Deut. 33:2), which the Midrash …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayelech 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayelech Deuteronomy (31:1- 31:30) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I will surely hide My face on that day for all the evils which they shall have perpetrated, in that they have turned to other gods.” (Deuteronomy 31:18) But how do we narrow the gulf between a hidden God and a …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Nitzavim-Vayelech 5777

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30) Rabbi David Stav  There is something truly unique about the Torah’s description of the Jewish People assembling to experience the sealing of the covenant between the nation and its God, as the Book of Deuteronomy comes to a close. Our portion, Nitzavim-Vayelech, states: “You are all standing this day before the Lord, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim-Vayelech 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

This week’s Parsha has been dedicated in loving memory of Harry Sher – Hillel ben Chona z”l on the occasion of his Yahrzeit (2 Tishrei) by the Charif family (Sydney, Australia) Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin     Efrat, Israel — “For this commandment that I have commanded you today is not concealed from you, …

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אור תורה: וילך תשע”ז

  מאה מיתות ולא קנאה אחת בילי רבנשטיין שורש הקנאה נעוץ בתחושה על פיה המשאבים בעולם מוגבלים ולכן זוכה האדם במה שנלקח מהאחר. כיצד מתמודדים עם מידה זאת? מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ד תשרי תשע”ז, 06/10/2016 פרשת וילך מתארת את חילופי ההנהגה שבין משה רבנו ליהושע בן נון. הפסוקים מתארים את משה במלוא …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayelech 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Now, therefore write this song for you, and teach it to the People of Israel…” (Deut. 31:19) Is Yom Kippur a happy day or a sad day? Many associate the Day of Atonement with solemnity and trepidation. Indeed, according to most translations, the Torah specifically states …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayelech 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Now, therefore write this song for you, and teach it to the People of Israel…” (Deut. 31:19) Is Yom Kippur a happy day or a sad day? Many associate the Day of Atonement with solemnity and trepidation. Indeed, according to most translations, the Torah specifically states …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Vayelech 5777

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayelech covers Moshe Rabbeinu’s final days before his soul departed the world. Oddly, at the conclusion of an entire book dedicated to Moshe’s warnings of what would happen to the Jewish People if they stray off the path, God tells him the following: “Behold, you will lie with …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Vayelech 5777

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Vayelech covers Moshe Rabbeinu’s final days before his soul departed the world. Oddly, at the conclusion of an entire book dedicated to Moshe’s warnings of what would happen to the Jewish People if they stray off the path, God tells him the following: “Behold, you will lie with …

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