Recalculating Route 5779

Recalculating Route  Parashat Bechukotai By Hanoch Shalev Former Shaliach (Melbourne 2003-2004)  Currently Electo-optical System’s Technical Manager in Elbit   “If you will walk in my statutes: This is what is written (Psalms 119:59), “I considered...

Usury and the Land of Israel – 5777

Rabbi Jake Vidomlanski Fromer Shaliach in Cleveland (1998-1999) Currently Ram at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and Sgan Rosh Moshava IO   Usury and The Land of Israel   In the context of the prohibition of usury the Torah inexplicably closes the prohibition with the...

Beauty and the Reformed Beast – 5776

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner Rosh Kollel Yeshiva University – Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov Toronto   Beauty and the Reformed Beast A man who was on trial for shooting an endangered bald eagle told the judge he could explain: He would not have done...

A Horse, An Artisan, And The Concealed Reward

Parashat Bechukotaiis a rather interesting parashah, for it deals with the promise of great reward, and then in a dramatic twist records the severe retribution which immediately follows any divergence from the laws of the Torah. The opening of the parashah tells us of...

It’s All Beshert

We all know the word “beshert”. We feel in our bones that sometimes G-d intervenes and instigates a series of seeming coincidences leading us to make the right choice, to succeed or to be saved from a serious loss. I often ask married couples to tell me how they met....