Parshas V’etchanan

Topics covered in this class: The Way to Pray. Remembering the Sinai revelation. Historical proof of Torah. The Decalogue. The Way to Pray. Asking for a chesed: In 3:23, the Torah speaks of Moshe praying. It uses the word of “ve’eschanan” to describe his approach to G-d.

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Devarim

“Do not be afraid of any man because the judgement is to Hashem.[1]”  The Torah instructs judges that they should not be intimidated by powerful people when they are deciding a Din Torah, the reason being that ‘the judgement is to Hashem’ – what does this mean?  Rashi explains that when

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Devarim – Giving Rebuke

Parshas Devarim consists largely of Moshe Rabbeinu’s tochacha[1]to the Jewish people. The Parsha begins with Moshe mentioning a number of place names that do not appear anywhere else in the Torah[2]. Chazal tell us that these names were in fact allusions to places where the Jews had sinned;

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Devarim Possuk-by-Possuk

Lezecher Nishmas Rav Yaakov Weinberg, ZTL Disclaimer: Please see disclaimer at the bottom. All feedback is appreciated. The following is culled from an extensive Aish HaTorah tape series on ‘Parshas Devorim-Sentence by Sentence’. By Rav Baruch Leff Intro. to Sefer Devorim The entire Torah was said by

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Parshas Devarim Visionary Words

Perceptions on the Parsha You answered me and said, “What you said is good for us to do!”(Devarim 1:14) If we recall from Parashas Yisro, Yisro’s main contribution to the Jewish people was his suggestion to divide the responsibility of judging the people amongst the many leaders

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Parshas Devarim

Topics covered in this class: Introduction to Deuteronomy. Moshe’s way in rebuking the people. The episode of the Spies. Introduction to Deuteronomy. Each book has its nickname: a) Sefer Hayashar, b) Sefer Hageula, c) Toras Cohanim, d) Sefer Pekudim and e) Mishna Torah. Why is Devarim called

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Cells Of One Organisim

What does that famous Midrash about all of us being at Sinai and accepting the Torah really mean? The Midrash appears in this week’s portion and offers us an opportunity to delve into the matter. The theme of Parshat Nitzavim is the special covenant God made with

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