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Shoftim 5778 – Loving Ourselves & G-d Wholeheartedly

Today’s parasha focuses on Moses review of laws from previous books in the Torah as well as the Judicial leadership that will be required before entering Israel.  Within the parsha is this statement:

“תָּמִ֣ים תִּֽהְיֶ֔ה עִ֖ם יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ:  – “Be wholehearted with the Lord, your God.”

Look – we are known as the ‘Chosen People’ – not […]

Shlach 5778 – Believe It or Not

In this weeks parasha Shelach (which means to send, send to you, send for yourself)  God commands Moses to send 12 men (SPIES) – to check out the promised land before the Israelites enter the land.

As explained in the parasha the results of this expedition were less than remarkable for at least for 10 of […]

Naso – 5778 – Naso

The word Naso/Nasso means to ‘Take a Census’ or to ‘Lift Up’. While the idea of counting our people seems somewhat mundane it was actually an important  aspect in the evolution of the Israelites.  It’s also kind of funny to think that in order to take a Census we need to COUNT AND we should […]


Pesach Day 8, 5778 – A Vision for Eating Right

Re’eh is Hebrew for See (1)-In the beginning of this parasha Moses asked God for the ability to grant the Jewish people the opportunity to see divinity and perhaps the future – through God – similar to the gift God gave Moses – After all – it would make it easier for the Israelites to […]