“Parsha to the Point” – Haazinu 5778

Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52) Rabbi David Stav  This coming Shabbat Shuva, we will read Parshat Haazinu – or, to be precise, Shirat Haazinu (Song of Haazinu). God tells Moshe that this song has a vital role in shaping Jewish consciousness – which all of Moshe’s previous admonitions of Israel had not managed to do – and that …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Rosh Hashana 5778

Shabbat Shalom: Rosh Hashana Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel — “And [Nehemia] said to them, ‘Go, eat delicious foods and drink sweet beverages, and send portions to whoever has nothing prepared, for [Rosh Hashana] is holy to our Lord. And do not be sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength’” [Neh. 8:10]. Is Rosh Hashana a fundamentally …

“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 …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim-Vayelech 5777

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 …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5777

This week’s Parsha is dedicated with gratitude to Hashem in celebration of the birth of Leia Yardena Elison born to Nicci and Mark, a new sister sister to Kira and the second granddaughter of Ian and Bernice Charif (Sydney, Australia) Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29-8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin     Efrat, Israel – “You must then make …

“Parsha to the Point” – Ki Tavo 5777

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) Rabbi David Stav  We rarely have any hard and fast rules about which Torah portions must be read at what time, yet an age-old Rabbinic tradition maintains that we must be sure to read the parsha of Ki Tavo, containing the blessings and curses before Rosh Hashanah, so that we can merit to enjoy the blessings …

ימי פרידה

  ימי פרידה הרב שלמה וילק ראש ישיבת הסדר “אור תורה מחנים” ע”ש יוסף וליילה אפלבאום הימים הללו אינם רק ימי תחיה, תחילת שנה וברכותיה, אלא גם ימי פרידה מן השנה שעברה וקללותיה. איננו מקווים …