תגית: 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Nitzavim 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Nitzavim 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Like the name of the parsha, its content speaks of standing strong אַ תם נִצָּבִִ֤ים הַיּוֹם֙ כֻּלְּ כם… Here you are all standing today And later לְּמַַ֣עַן הָּקִִֽים אתְּךָ֩ הַיֶּּ֨וֹם ל֜וֹ לְּעָָּ֗ם… To the… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Nitzavim 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins with the declaration made by the bringer of first fruits to the temple שם לְגָּ֥וֹי גדָׁ֕וֹל עָצָּ֥ ום וָרַָֽב. 􀁐 אֲרַ מִּי֙ אֹ בֵ֣ד אָבִִּ֔י וֵ֣ ירֶד מִּצְרִַ֔יְמָה וַָ יגָר… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tavo 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tetzai 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tetzai 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon This week, we will try and understand the rather strange opening of our parsha. We often learn something from the order of mitzvot, and which ones are next to others. Here the order… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ki Tetzai 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon After the laws of the temple, the Torah teaches us this week about royalty. This would seem a logical continuation of the laws of judges and law enforcers mentioned at the beginning of the… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Shoftim 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha opens with a description of what will happen when we enter The Land וְהָיָָ֗ה כִּ֤י יְ בִֽיאֲךָ֙ ה' אֱלֹהֶֶ֔יך אֶל הָאָָ֕רֶץ אֲשֶר אַתָָּ֥ה בָא שָָׁ֖מָה לְ רשְתָָּ֑הּ וְנִָֽתַתִָּ֤ה אֶת הַבְרָכָהָ֙ עַל הר… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Reah 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha, Ekev, deals with one of the more important issues in life. We live in an affluent society, we are blessed with abundance, but this may be dangerous – as the Torah teaches… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Ekev 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins with rebukes, for example: אֵיכָָ֥ה אֶשָָּׂ֖א לְבַ דִּ֑י טָרְחֲכֶָ֥ם וּמַַֽשַַֽאֲכֶָּׂ֖ם וְ רַֽיבְכֶַֽם. How can I bear unaided the trouble of you, and the burden, and the bickering! Moshe reminds us of… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Devarim 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon The Torah, in our parsha, gives a detailed list of the names and numbers of the Children of Israel. Part of the list, in the tribe of Levi, is the Karchi family. The head… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Pinchas 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Bilaam 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Bilaam 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon The Mishna is Avot teaches us: כָּל מִי שֶׁיֵּשׁ בְּיָדוֹ שְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים הַלָּלוּ, מִתַּלְמִידָיו שֶׁל אַבְרָהָם אָבִינוּ. וּשְׁלשָׁה דְבָרִים אֲחֵרִים, מִתַּלְמִידָיו שֶׁל בִּלְעָם הָרָשָׁע. עַיִן טוֹבָה, וְרוּחַ נְמוּכָה, וְנֶפֶשׁ שְׁפָלָה – מִתַּלְמִידָיו שֶׁל אַבְרָהָם… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Bilaam 5778"

The taste of Shabbat – Hukat 5778

The taste of Shabbat – Hukat 5778 Rav Mordechai Elon Five verses describe perhaps the biggest change in history. The change happens during the story of the rock that was hit at Mei Meriva. If Moshe hadn’t sinned, he would have entered Israel with… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Hukat 5778"

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