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Sukkot Thoughts

By Rabbi David Cohen The Bach notes that there are three chapters concerning aspects of Sukkos recorded in the Torah, sitting in the Sukkah, bringing the festive offerings and finally, taking the four species. Why does the Torah specifically choose the four species to relate the message that Sukkos is […]


Yom Kippur Thoughts

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari Shalom, Here we are, Shabbat Shuva. The scale is shaking and so is our heart… the Talmud teaches us ( Rosh Hashana 16b) “ בינוניים תלויים ועומדים” The people who aren’t completely righteous nor completely evil are hanging… We are given a break, a few days, […]

Parashat Nitzavim Vayelech

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: The Chida quotes Rav Moshe Kordovoro as follows: The best type of Teshuva a person can do is to bear an insult and forgive that person. This will atone for many of his sins. The Gemara says in Rosh Hashanah: one who forgives another who has […]

Parashat Ki Tavo

By Rabbi Moshe Vosoghi In this week’s Parsha, we find the Mitzva of Bikkurim. The Torah commands that we bring the first ripened fruits from the seven species to the Bet Hamikdash. Once there, the farmer would read a special passage which also happens to be the main text of […]


Parashat Ki Tetzei

By Rabbi David Cohen: When you will go out to war against your enemy.” (Devarim 21:10) The words “against your enemy” seem to be superfluous. What war does one fight that is not “against your enemy”? Our Sages teach us that the Torah is referring to a perpetual war one […]