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August 9, 2018 – Re’eh

This week’s parashah is called Re’eh. You will find it in the Book of Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17. The parashah touches on a number of themes. Among these are: the need to pay taxes (tithes), the idea of the false prophet, the Shmitah year (when the land is to lay fallow), laws concerning servitude, and the three… View Article

July 29, 2018 – Dvarim and VaEtchanan

Two weeks ago we began our yearly reading of the Torah’s fifth book, Sefer Dvarim or as it is known in English, “ The Book of Deuteronomy.” Because last week we studied the meaning of the Holiday of “Tishah b’Av” now we turn to the first two of Deuteronomy’s weekly sections. In a sense Parashat… View Article

July 19, 2018 – Tishah b’Av

Most nations mark their national successes and gloss over their national failures. Jews are different. Not only do we take the time to mark great moments, such as Passover, in Jewish history, but we also take the time to observe national days of failure. The Jewish calendar, reflecting life itself, is a mixture of sweetness… View Article