Parshat Shavua (Page 2)

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You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

You, Moshe and Aaron, killed Hashem's people!

Were Moshe and Aaron guilty of the deaths of the 250 followers of Korach because they set a too difficult test for them?Danny Ginsbourg, 09/06/2021 12:04
The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

In every generation, the question is asked: "How do we know that Hashem will make us victorious?"Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/06/2021 10:56
Not to be wicked

Not to be wicked

In yesterday's parsha, a wicked person is someone who witnesses a mind-changing event and yet continues as though nothing had happened.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 06/06/2021 10:25
Understanding the Mission

Understanding the Mission

The great sin of the spies was due to the fact that they misunderstood their mission.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 04/06/2021 12:04
Forgiving a war criminal

Forgiving a war criminal

What does Judaism say about forgiving criminals - what factors influence that concept? Addition: Thoughts for this week's parsha.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 01/06/2021 06:25
Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Talking Parsha - Beha'alotcha: This is what broke Moshe?

Why is the gathering of the future Sanhedrin intertwined with the story of the People of Israel craving meat?Tuvia and Yitzi, 28/05/2021 10:55
Beha’alotcha: Exacerbating Jewish suffering?

Beha’alotcha: Exacerbating Jewish suffering?

When struck by one of your own, the consequences are more severe. That surely is a major lesson of Jewish history.Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 27/05/2021 15:00
Majestic order and natural bewilderment

Majestic order and natural bewilderment

This week's Torah portion has two distinct segments, but they are connected by a natural progression of events.Torah MiTzion, 26/05/2021 18:28
When each tribe brought the same offering

When each tribe brought the same offering

Each of the Tribes was unique, and even though each brought the identical offering, each one’s offering was unique.Daniel Pinner, 24/05/2021 12:00
The elite group

The elite group

The Levites were a living spiritual force that taught the people and inspired fulfillment of the mission entrusted to Israel at Mount Sinai., 23/05/2021 05:15
Naso: Divine favoritism?

Naso: Divine favoritism?

What did the Jews do to earn them leniency before the Heavenly Court? Is that a good thing?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 21/05/2021 15:00
Two ways to look at a situation

Two ways to look at a situation

We can deal with the Sota in this week’s parsha as does the kohen or as does the nazir. This is also true of various evils we encounter.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 21/05/2021 04:13
 The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

Who - or what - will break the vicious cycle of the God-fearing communities in the galut?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/05/2021 11:00
What you can do for Israel today - a thought for Parashat Bamidbar

What you can do for Israel today - a thought for Parashat Bamidbar

Is there something Diaspora Jews can do for Israel at this time?Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 15/05/2021 21:10
The Parsha and Current Events: Why does tragedy strike us?

The Parsha and Current Events: Why does tragedy strike us?

That most people suffer in this world is axiomatic, but so too is the reality that Hashem’s chosen people suffer most. Why?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/05/2021 10:58
Long Live the tribes!

Long Live the tribes!

Tribalism has a price, but it also has great advantages not only for the tribe itself but also for the other tribes and the entire nation.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 14/05/2021 10:08
Talking Parsha - Bamidbar: The secret in the numbers

Talking Parsha - Bamidbar: The secret in the numbers

The Book of Numbers starts with lists and numbers from counting the People of Israel. Why does the Torah go into so much detail about this?Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2021 08:53
Organizing a Nation

Organizing a Nation

Bamidbar's real message is that our self civil rule, the absolute necessary result of our newly found independence, demands structureTorah MiTzion, 13/05/2021 09:53
Bamidbar: Israel is on fire

Bamidbar: Israel is on fire

Our enemies use our sacred ground to launch attacks against us and the world does not understand how sacred this mountain is to us.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 13/05/2021 08:51
Fooling yourself

Fooling yourself

Rabbi Simcha Bunim observed that the Torah tells us not to fool others, but if you are a hassid, you don’t fool yourself either.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 08/05/2021 21:28
A matter of Arithmetic

A matter of Arithmetic

Within the blessings that G-d blesses the people of Israel in this week's Torah portion, there seems to be a mistake in the calculation.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 06/05/2021 20:48
Shmita - Rest for the Man or for the Land?

Shmita - Rest for the Man or for the Land?

Is it the land lying fallow that is the central theme, or are the Jews who do not work it during the shmita year the focus?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 05/05/2021 19:54
The Temple Institute: Weekly Torah study: Emor

The Temple Institute: Weekly Torah study: Emor

What is time? Where does it come from? Where does it go?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 04/05/2021 18:54
We are all Kohanim

We are all Kohanim

In this week's Torah portion the Kohanim are told not to become ritually unclean and the Sages interpret it as a commandment to all Israel.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 30/04/2021 08:38
Talking Parsha - Emor: Is it after Shabbat or after Pesach?

Talking Parsha - Emor: Is it after Shabbat or after Pesach?

The Torah speaks about Shavuot as 'after the Shabbat.' Is Shavuot 7 weeks long? Why is it defined by being 'after Shabbat?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 07:53
Treating the disadvantaged

Treating the disadvantaged

The commandment “You shall not insult the deaf” is less spoken about than the one that follows it about the blind.Torah MiTzion, 24/04/2021 22:12
Acharei Mot: Triple measure of incense

Acharei Mot: Triple measure of incense

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "Teshuva allows us, in a sense, to rewrite the past."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 23/04/2021 16:09
What should be our national interest?

What should be our national interest?

The Torah reading this Shabbat teaches us that the Land of Israel is intrinsically a holy land which cannot stand to be defiled.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 23/04/2021 12:40
It's all in the details

It's all in the details

Isn't it enough to be a good, honest, caring human being without all of the details that make up the bulk of this week’s Torah reading?Rabbi Berel Wein, 22/04/2021 16:22
Groupthink and cancel culture vs. Loving others as you love yourself

Groupthink and cancel culture vs. Loving others as you love yourself

Every human was created in G-d’s image. If G-d can’t be canceled, neither can His image.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 22/04/2021 16:00
Sprints and Marathons: Acharei Mot–Kedoshim 5781

Sprints and Marathons: Acharei Mot–Kedoshim 5781

The good news is: there once was a Moses. Because of him, the people survived. The bad news is: what happens when there is no Moses?Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 22/04/2021 15:52
Tazria Metzora: The pivotal moment

Tazria Metzora: The pivotal moment

The two ways of reading a word in the parsha - "vehuva" or as our Sages said "vehu va" have a world of meaning.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 15/04/2021 10:00
Talking Parsha - Tazria Mezorah: The blessing of Eretz Israel is... tzara'at?

Talking Parsha - Tazria Mezorah: The blessing of Eretz Israel is... tzara'at?

Why does the Torah introduce tzara'at habayit with words that sound like a blessing? What does it teach us for Israel's Independence Day?Tuvia and Yitzi, 15/04/2021 08:30
Shemini: The role of the kohen

Shemini: The role of the kohen

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, iconic leader of Religious Zionism: "We honor the kohen for his potential."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 09/04/2021 15:00
Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

Talking Torah - Shvi'i Shel Pesach: 'What great vision did they see at the sea?'

The Jews saw a greater vision than a prophet after crossing the sea. Why is the vision not described? What did they actually see at the sea?Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2021 08:27
Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leadership: The courage of identity crises

Leaders must have the strength to know what they cannot be if they are to have the courage to be truly their best selves.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 25/03/2021 20:48
The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

We have no king, Sanhedrin, Kohen Gadol or prophet. Hashem established Israel for the spiritual potential the Jews have in Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 24/03/2021 19:37
Shelamim - a peace offering for the world

Shelamim - a peace offering for the world

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars explain the connection between the Shelamim offering, internal peace and world harmony.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 20/03/2021 22:21
The small aleph

The small aleph

The aleph may be unusually small in the first word of the book of Leviticus, but its size symbolizes a secret power that depends on us.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 20/03/2021 22:05
Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

In modern times, can we relate to the idea of bringing offerings to the Temple?Temple Institute, 20/03/2021 22:02
Bring down the temperature

Bring down the temperature

The Torah's distinction between turtledove and pigeon teaches us a lesson about loyalty, jealousy and zealotry.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 19/03/2021 15:00
Parshat HaChodesh: Rosh Hashanah is at the commencement of the seventh month of the year!

Parshat HaChodesh: Rosh Hashanah is at the commencement of the seventh month of the year!

The Chief Rabbi’s D’var Torah for Parshat HaChodesh.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 12/03/2021 09:21
“Return us to You, G-d, and we will return" to the Synagogues

“Return us to You, G-d, and we will return" to the Synagogues

After a year of living under the shadow of COVID, G-d is calling us to return to our shuls with joy and thanksgiving.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/03/2021 07:28
Ki Tissa and Zoom: There's nothing like the real thing

Ki Tissa and Zoom: There's nothing like the real thing

When one misses something, one comes to appreciate it all the more.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 05/03/2021 09:16
An educational sin

An educational sin

Surprisingly the Gemara praises one of the greatest sins perpetrated by the People of Israel, the sin of the golden calf.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 05/03/2021 09:10
Shabbat Parah: While Purim is still echoing...

Shabbat Parah: While Purim is still echoing...

This Shabbat is the confluence of three components of our calendar: the aftermath of Purim, Parashat Ki Tissa, and Shabbat Parah.Daniel Pinner, 04/03/2021 08:50
Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

Ki Tissa: How leaders fail

There is an apocryphal quote attributed to several politicians: “Of course I follow the party. After all, I am their leader.”Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 04/03/2021 07:42
The Parsha and Current Events: Frustrating diabolical enemy plans

The Parsha and Current Events: Frustrating diabolical enemy plans

Why is the US administration in concert with major Christian countries of Western Europe to continue the ways of the bad old Obama days?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/03/2021 07:03
Defining death

Defining death

How does Judaism define the moment of death?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 03/03/2021 06:13
The gaze of the Cherubim

The gaze of the Cherubim

Did the cherubim gaze at one another or at the Ark? A profound idea can be learned from the answer to that questionRabbi Moshe Kempinski, 20/02/2021 19:00
What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

The vision of G-d experienced by Moshe, Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, and 70 elders of Israel described in this week's parasha is unparalleled.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 13/02/2021 23:25
Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

Only voluntary acceptance of discipline can work

There are never enough police to enforce laws, It takes responsibility..That is behind Israel's corona crisis and why the Torah is eternal.Rabbi Berel Wein, 12/02/2021 13:40
The start of an eternal dialogue

The start of an eternal dialogue

Parshat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18: G-d talks and G-d speaks-is there a difference? The Jews agree to do and to listen-what comes first?Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 12/02/2021 04:00
The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

The "pit" in our generation - Parashat Mishpatim

Mishpatim lists 4 types of damages to another person. A new variety unique to our time, the internet, is today's "pit" in the public arena.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/02/2021 22:35
See you in Court

See you in Court

Parshat Mishpatim, the Torah portion called "laws" also calls judges "elohim" - God, masters or lords. What does this signify?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 11/02/2021 11:00
A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

A deeper understanding of Parashat Mishpatim

There is a pattern to the way the many commandments in this parasha are brought. The very order is telling us something.Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, 11/02/2021 06:52
Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Vision and details - Mishpatim 5781

Torah means “law.” But it also means “teaching, instruction, guidance,” or more generally, “direction”.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 11/02/2021 06:11