Archive | Weekly Parsha

Parshas Noach

Parshas Noach By: Rabbi Moishe Bier This week’s parsha discusses the Dor Haflaga. Together, they came to a resolution that no one group of the generation could topple Hashem. Alternatively, the whole generation together would be successful at waging war against Hashem. One of the ta’anos on the Dor Haflaga is found in the Medrash, […]

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Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech

Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech By: Rabbi Dovid Besser In this week’s parshah the posuk states, “Ki hamitzvah hazos asher anochi mitzavcha hayom lo nifleis hi mimcha v’lo richokah hi, lo bashamayim hi…. ki karov eilecha hadavar meod bificha u’vilvavcha la’asoso (30:11-14).” To summarize these pesukim: this mitzvah is not hidden or distant… it is very close to […]

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Parshas Ki Savo

Parshas Ki Savo By: Rabbi Nachum Dovid Alpert In this week’s parshah (Perek 27), we find out that after Klal Yisrael enters Eretz Yisrael, they were to renew their commitment to the Torah at Har Gereizim and Har Eival.  This renewal would take place during an elaborate ceremony with all of Klal Yisrael’s participation.  The […]

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Parshas Ki Seitzei

Parshas Ki Seitzei By: Rabbi Eliezer Krohn At the end of this week’s sidrah we have the commandment to wipe out the nation of Amalek. We find back in the end of Parshas Beshalach that the Torah tells us that Amalek came into the city of Refidim. Chazal understand that to mean that they came […]

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Parshas Shoftim

Parshas Shoftim By: Rabbi Ephraim Weiss In this week’s parsha, Moshe reviews several of the mitzvos that Bnei Yisroel were already commanded earlier in the Torah. Moshe starts with an introduction, instructing Bnei Yisroel not to learn from the abominable ways of the Cannanim whose land they are going to enter. Moshe instructs Bnei Yisroel […]

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Parshas Re’eh

Parshas Re’eh By: Rabbi Nochum Dovid Alpert בנים אתם לה’ אלקיכם לא תתגדדו ולא תשימו קרחה בין עיניכם למת” (י”ד, א The above prohibition is found in this week’s parshah and its underlying idea is one central to Yiddishkeit, as the Ibn Ezra explains: “After we acknowledge that we are children of Hashem, and He […]

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Parshas Re’eh

Parshas Re’eh By: Rabbi Nochum Dovid Alpert בנים אתם לה’ אלקיכם לא תתגדדו ולא תשימו קרחה בין עיניכם למת” י”ד, א The above prohibition is found in this week’s parshah and its underlying idea is one central to Yiddishkeit, as the Ibn Ezra explains: “After we acknowledge that we are children of Hashem, and He […]

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Parshas Eikev

Parshas Eikev By: Rabbi Mechi Plittman In this week’s parsha, when discussing the luchos, Rashi brings down the opinion of Rav Meir (B”B 14B) that there were two aronos. One held the shivrei haluchos and the other held the second set of luchos. The first one would go out to war with Klal Yisrael while […]

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Parshas Va’eschanan

Parshas Va’eschanan By: Rabbi Yosef Yaakov Marcus This week’s parsha begins with Moshe Rabeinu’s impassioned tefilah to be allowed to go into Eretz Yisrael. The Medrash says that Moshe davened 515 tefillos in an attempt to have the decree against his entering the Land rescinded. Hashem’s response was that Moshe would be allowed to see […]

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Parshas Devarim

Parshas Devarim By: Rabbi Avraham M. Miara In the beginning of the parsha we find Moshe telling the Ribono Shel Olam, “Eicha Esa Levadi…” I can’t carry the burden of Klal Yisrael alone.  Rashi explains this to mean that Klal Yisroel had been skeptical and suspicious of their leaders, always questioning their motives.   The Ramban […]

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