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Nitzavim Vayelech 5769 – Gilayon #617

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech You are all standing this day before the Lord your God, the leaders of your tribes, your elders and your officers, every man of Israel, your young children, your women, and your convert who is within your camp both your woodcutters and your water drawers. (Devarim 29)   Once the disciples spent the Sabbath in Yavneh. R. Yehoshua, however, was not there on that Sabbath. When the disciples came to visit him, he said to them:...

Shoftim 5769 – Gilayon #616

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Shoftim When you come to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, and you possess it and live therein, and you say, "I will set a king over myself, like all the nations around me,"  you shall set, yes, set a king over you, one whom the Lord, your God, chooses. (Devarim 17:14:15)     And you say… You shall set, yes, set a king over you – Commandment or Compliance with the Will of...

Re'eh 5769 – Gilayon #615

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Reeh You may eat every clean bird. But these are those from which you shall not eat: The eagle , the ossifrage, the osprey… And the stork, and the heron and its species, and the hoopoe, and the atalef. (Devarim 14:11, 12, 18)   Some species of bird, such as the crow, are cruel. Some are kind, such as the stork, which treats its fellows kindly. Some are compassionate, such as the bird called...

Eikev 5769 – Gilayon #614

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ekev   keep all the commandments that I command you this day,  in order that you may be strong and come and possess the land to which you are crossing, to possess it, . And in order that you may prolong your days on the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers to give to them and to their seed a land flowing with milk and honey… a land the Lord, your God, looks after; the...

Va'etchanan 5769 – Gilayon #613

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vaetchanan Honor your father and your mother as the Lord your God commanded you, in order that your days be lengthened, and that it may go well with you on the land that the Lord, your God, is giving you. (Devarim 5:16)   in order that your days be lengthened – Later, in reference to sending away the mother bird, it says and you should lengthen your days – to tell you that if you observe the...

Devarim 5769 – Gilayon #612

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Devarim "Allow me to pass through your land: I will go along by the highway, I will turn neither to the right nor to the left." You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink; I will only pass through by my feet. (Devarim 2:27-28)   Israel now sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites (Bamidbar 21:21): As Scripture says: Shun evil and do...

Matot Masei 5769 – Gilayon #611

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Matot-Mas'ey Moses said to them, "… So build yourselves cities for your children and enclosures for your sheep, and what has proceeded from your mouth you shall do." (Bamidbar 32:20, 24)   So build yourselves cities for your children… and what has proceeded from your mouth you shall do. It seems to me that the words of someone who passionately seeks wealth, loving it more than his own self, should not be trusted. The urge for wealth...

Pinchas 5769 – Gilayon #610

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pinchas You shall apportion the Land among these as an inheritance, in accordance with the number of names. To the large you shall give a larger inheritance and to a smaller tribe you shall give a smaller inheritance, each person shall be given an inheritance according to his number. Only through lot shall the Land be apportioned; they shall inherit it according to the names of their fathers' tribes. The inheritance shall be apportioned between the...

Chukat 5769 – Gilayon #608

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chukkat They journeyed from Mount Hor by way of the Red Sea to circle the land of Edom, and the people became disheartened because of the way. (Bamidbar 21:4)   Anything difficult for a person to bear is called kitzur nefesh , like a person who is beset with trouble, and his mind is not composed enough to accept it. There is no place in his heart for the distress to settle. The...

Balak 5769 – Gilayon #608

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Balak How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! (Bamidbar 24:5)   Your dwelling places : even when they are desolate, for they are held as a pledge for you, and their desolate state atones for your souls, as it says, The Lord has spent His fury (Lamentations 4:11). How did He spend it? He has kindled a fire in Zion. (Rashi Bamidbar 24:5, Judaica Press translation)   It is written, A...