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Nitzavim 5758 – Gilayon #48

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat Nitzavim (link to original page) Parshat Nitzavim Rosh Hashana The majestic efforts Rabbi Yehuda Ha'Nasi devoted to codifying the Mishnah has resulted in a work of momentous importance to the Jewish people and provides us with limitless opportunities to learn and reflect. Towards the end of Chapter 3 of Tractate Rosh Hashanah in Mishnah 7 the following passage appears: "If one blows into a pit or a cistern or a barrel and can hear the sound of the shofar, that individual has performed their religious duty. However, if one hears the...

Devarim 5758 – Gilayon #41

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat Devarim (link to original page) Parshat Devarim War Against the Slave Ethic Gitit Nahaliel-Rotberg This week's Torah portion Devarim is the first section of Deuteronomy. Throughout this book Moses, prior to his death, addresses the Israelites who are about to enter the Land of Israel. Deuteronomy consists mostly of ethical teachings and accounts of the Israelites' conquests before their entry to the Land of Israel. Moses recounts events of the recent past to teach the Israelites ethical lessons. Moses is fully aware that he will not lead the Israelites into the...