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Nitzavim 5772 – Gilayon #766

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech You stand this day. All of you before the lord your god – your tribal heads, your elders and your officials,all men of israel,your children,your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from the woodchopper to the waterdrawer. (Deuteronomy 29:9-10)   Open reproof is better than concealed love (Proverbs 27:5) King Solomon, may he rest in peace, informed us in his book, of the principles of reproof, and taught us that life is dependent on reprimanding, and death is impending...

Ki Tavo 5772 – Gilayon #765

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tavo Bread you did not eat, And wine and strong drink you did not drink, So that you might know that i am the lord your god (Devarim 29:5)   "Bread you did not eat, and wine and strong drink you did not drink" – you did not eat it in order to live from it, for your primary sustenance was the manna, "that you know that I am the Lord your God" who sustains...

Ki Teitzei 5772 – Gilayon #764

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tetseh Should you go out to battle against your enemies and the Lord your God give him in your hand and you take captives from him, and you see among the captives a woman of comely features and you desire her and take her for yourself as wife (Devarim 21:10)   Take her for yourself as wife – The Torah is making a concession to human weakness , for if the Holy One does not...

Shoftim 5772 – Gilayon #763

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 that the lord your god Has given you… And you say: i will appoint over me a king, Like all the nations which surround me. You shall surely appoint over yourself a king Whom the lord your god shall choose (Devarim 17, 14-15)   And you will say I will appoint over myself a king. Said R' Nehorai: This passage speaks contemptuously of Israel, for it is written (I Samuel...

Re'eh 5772 – Gilayon #762

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Reeh When the lord your god enlarges your territory as he has spoken to you, And you say, 'let me eat meat,' when your appetite craves eating meat, Wherever you appetitite's craving may be, you shall eat meat. Should the place be far away from you… (Devarim 12:20-21)   The Connection Between "Expansion of Boundaries", Distancing of "the Place", and the Appetite for Meat "When the Lord enlarges your territory, as He has promised you, and you...

Eikev 5772 – Gilayon #761

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ekev And it shall be, if you indeed heed my commands with which I charge you today  to love the Lord your God and to worship Him with all your heart and with all your being I will give you the rain or your land in its seasons early rains and late, and you shall gather in your grain and your wine and your oil… Watch yourselves lest your heart be seduced and you swerve and worship...

Va'etchanan 5772 – Gilayon #760

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vaetchanan You shall say to your children: "we were slaves to pharaoh in egypt and the lord freed us from egypt with a mighty hand… And us he freed from there, that he might take us and give us the land that he had promised on oath to our fathers. Then the lord commanded us to observe all these laws, to revere the lord our god, for our lasting good and for our survival, as is now...

Devarim 5772 – Gilayon #759

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Devarim Remember, o lord, what happened to us, Look and see our shame. (Echa 5:1) 'Wherefore have we fasted, and Thou seest not? Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and Thou takest no knowledge?' – Behold, in the day of your fast ye pursue your business, and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for strife and contention, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye fast not this day so as to make your voice...

Matot Masei 5772 – Gilayon #758

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 For the many you shall make their estate large  and for the few you shall make their estate small (bemidbar 33:54) From the many you shall give much And from the few you shall give less (Bemidbar 35:8)   …And I have already explained in Parashat Pinchas that lots would determine in which district and which vicinity each tribe should receive, and after that it was up to the distributors to assign to each tribe a...

Pinchas 5772 – Gilayon #757

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pinchas And the daughters of zelophehad son of hepher, son of gilead, son of machir, son of menashe … And they stood before moshe and before eleazar the priest and before the chieftains and all the community at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying: our father died in the wilderness … Why should our father's name be withdrawn from the midst of his clan because he had no son? Give us a holding in the...