תגית: 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Netzavim 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Netzavim 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon The Torah tells us in our parsha לֹ֥א בַשָּׁמַ֖יִם הִ֑וא לֵאמֹ֗ר מִ֣י יַֽעֲלֶה לָּ֤נוּ הַשָּׁמַ֨יְמָה֙ וְיִקָּחֶ֣הָ לָּ֔נוּ וְיַשְׁמִעֵ֥נוּ אֹתָ֖הּ וְנַֽעֲשֶֽׂנָּה. It is not in heaven, that you should say, "Who will go up to… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Netzavim 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon וְהָיָָ֗ה בַּיּוֹ֘ם אֲשֶֶׁ֣ר תַַּּֽעַּבְרֶׁ֣וּ אֶת הַּיַּּרְ דן אֶל הָאָָ֕רֶץ אֲשֶר ה֥' אֱלֹהֶֶ֖יךָ נֹ תֶׁ֣ן לָָ֑ךְ וַַּּֽהֲ קמֹתָָ֤ לְךָָ֙ אֲבָ נֶׁ֣ים גְדֹל֔ות… And it will be, on the day that you cross the Jordan… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tezai 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tezai 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon In Parshat Shoftim the Torah spoke about cities and states, in our parsha we hear about homes and the intimate side of our life. In our homes there are no judges or police,… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tezai 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon The Torah tells us of important posts to be appointed at the beginning of our parsha: judges, police, a king and prophets. The appointment of judges is not one of the 613 mitzvot, but… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon We reach, in our parsha, the pinnacle of our expactations – Bet Hamikdash, the holy temple. The Torah doesn’t name it but calls it: הַמָּק֗וֹם אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר֩ ה֨' אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֥ם בּוֹ֙ לְשַׁכֵּ֤ן שְׁמוֹ֙ שָׁ֔ם… The… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Moshe prayed for forty days on Sinai, as the Torah tells us – וָאֶתְנַפַּל לִפְנֵי יְדֹוָד אֶת אַרְבָּעִים הַיּוֹם וְאֶת אַרְבָּעִים הַלַּיְלָה אֲשֶׁר הִתְנַפָּלְתִּי כִּי אָמַר יְדֹוָד לְהַשְׁמִיד אֶתְכֶם And I fell in front… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Vaetchanan 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Vaetchanan 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha tells us וְאַתֶּם הַדְּבֵקִים בַּידֹוָד אֱלֹהֵיכֶם חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם הַיּום But you who cleave to the Lord your God are alive, all of you, this day. Later, Moshe repeats the Ten Commandments in… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Vaetchanan 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha, Devarim, that  is read always before Tisha Beav, contains Moshe's rebuke of Am yisrael for the sin of the spies. "Five things happened to our forefathers on Tisha BeAv", the first in… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Matot-Masai 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Matot-Masai 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins with the laws of vows and then tells us about the fulfilment of the commandment we were given two weeks ago “to take revenge of the Midianites”. Our first question will… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Matot-Masai 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha opens with God telling Moshe פִּֽינְחָ֨ס בֶּן אֶלְעָזָ֜ר בֶּן אַֽהֲרֹ֣ן הַכֹּהֵ֗ן הֵשִׁ֤יב אֶת חֲמָתִי֙ מֵעַ֣ל בְּנֵֽי יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל… Phinchas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the kohen has turned my anger… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5777"

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