תגית: 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayelech 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayelech 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon We open the new year by reading our parsha, that teaches us the mitzvah of Hakhel, the penultimate 612th mitzvah. מִקֵּ֣ץ שֶׁ֣בַע שָׁנִ֗ים בְּמֹעֵ֛ד שְׁנַ֥ת הַשְּׁמִטָּ֖ה בְּחַ֥ג הַסֻּכּֽוֹת בְּב֣וֹא כָל יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל לֵֽרָאוֹת֙ אֶת פְּנֵי֙… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayelech 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Nitzavim 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Nitzavim 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha starts with a unique introduction אַתֶּ֨ם נִצָּבִ֤ים הַיּוֹם֙ כֻּלְּכֶ֔ם לִפְנֵ֖י ה' אֱ-לֹֽהֵיכֶ֑ם רָֽאשֵׁיכֶ֣ם שִׁבְטֵיכֶ֗ם זִקְנֵיכֶם֙ וְשֹׁ֣טְרֵיכֶ֔ם כֹּ֖ל אִ֥ישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל: You are all standing (Nitzavim)  today in front of God Not just some,… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Nitzavim 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tezai 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tezai 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon This week we will read in the parsha the mitzvah of returning lost items לֹֽא תִרְאֶה֩ אֶת שׁ֨וֹר אָחִ֜יךָ א֤וֹ אֶת שֵׂיוֹ֙ נִדָּחִ֔ים וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ֖ מֵהֶ֑ם הָשֵׁ֥ב תְּשִׁיבֵ֖ם לְאָחִֽיךָ. You shall not see your… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tezai 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shoftim 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shoftim 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins with a very important subject for ourselves as individuals and as a community "Justice, justice shall you pursue" צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף… In order that that you may live and possess the land… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shoftim 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Re`ah 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Re`ah 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon We all know how important it is to be happy, as the Torah tells us תַּ֗חַת אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא עָבַ֨דְתָּ֙ אֶת הֹ' אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ בְּשִׂמְחָ֖ה וּבְט֣וּב לֵבָ֑ב מֵרֹ֖ב כֹּֽל. As you haven’t served God in happiness, with… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Re`ah 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ekev 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ekev 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha this week retells the story of the Golden Calf and its consequences:  Moshe's prayers and the giving of the second set of tablets – describing the time in-between Rosh Hodesh Elul and Yom… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ekev 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Devarim 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Devarim 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon We read in this week's parsha about the sin of the spies , as told by Moshe, after forty years, to the son's of the original  sinners. This is a generation that for the last… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Devarim 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Masei 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Masei 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon The Book of Bamidbar, the book of our journeys in the desert, reaches its end. This week's parsha is a summary of the journeys made over the forty years of wandering in the desert. It… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Masei 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Mattot 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Mattot 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon The second reading, Sheni, of Mattot is about the war with Midian, the Moshe's final battle: נְקֹ֗ם נִקְמַת֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מֵאֵ֖ת הַמִּדְיָנִ֑ים אַחַ֖ר תֵּֽאָסֵ֥ף אֶל עַמֶּֽיךָ. Take the revenge of Bnei Yisrael on Midian,… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Mattot 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Pinchas 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Emor 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon The beginning of Parshat Pinchas is connected to the end of Parshat Balak. To be accurate Pinchas doesn’t actually do anything in the parsha named after him. He does his zealous act at the end… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Pinchas 5776"

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