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Parshat Vaetchanan

In this week’s parasha, we have the famous pasuk that we say many times a day: וְאָ֣הַבְתָּ֔ אֵ֖ת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ֥ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ֖ וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶֽךָ You shall love Hashem with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all your might. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks relates how we can see […]


Tisha b’Av

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: Tisha b’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Tisha b’Av – the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av – is the day that our sages informed us terrible events would happen throughout Jewish history. The most important tragedies that occured on this […]


Parashat Matot – Masei

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari Shalom, The pasuk says לא יחל דברו (Bamidbar 30,3) Rashi explains: לא יעשה דיבורו חולין, meaning he shall not make his speech unholy. Our sages learn from here how much we need to guard our tongue from any inappropriate speech. There is a story about a […]

Parashat Pinchas

These days of בין המצרים are meant for retrospection on why we are still in exile after so many years. The question arises: why were we redeemed only 70 years after the destruction of the First Temple, but have not been redeemed yet after the destruction of the second temple? […]