Sukkot 5778 Rabbi David Stav Sukkot is a particularly festive and beloved holiday, and indeed, the Torah specifically commands us to be joyful on these days [Deut. 16:14]. The uniquely celebratory nature of Sukkot is perhaps best demonstrated by the special
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
Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Rabbi David Stav The Torah contains many events and mitzvot, and this week’s portion, Ki Teitze, is among the most “mitzvah-packed” in the entire Torah. It lists mitzvot of all kinds, both private and public; those
Parshat Shoftim(Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Rabbi David Stav True to its name, our Torah portion, Shoftim, elaborates on the different court systems and government agencies the nation would need to establish once it enters the Land of Israel, as echoed in the verse:
Parshat Reeh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Rabbi David Stav Our Torah portion this week, Re’eh, is replete with religious and social mitzvot, of which one is to take place during the Sh’nat Sh’mitah, the Sabbatical Year: the principle of Sh’mitat K’safim – the
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