Shema Yisrael – 5777

  Jeff Kupferberg Oleh from Montreal, friend of Torah MiTzion Shema Yisrael In this week’s Parsha we have the second chapter of the daily Shema. The Talmud Sotah 42a states; "And Hashem said “Shemah Yisrael”. What is the meaning of...

The Good Land – Ha’Aretz Ha’Tova

Hanoch Shalev Former Shaliach in Melbourne (2003-04)   The is based on the wise words of Israel Eldad z”l in his article for our parsha, Ekev, in his book “Hegyonot Mikra” In our parsha, Chapter 8, verses 7-10, Moshe elaborates upon the...

Parshat Eikev – 5769

Eran Greenbaum Former Shaliach in Chicago   In this week’s parsha, Moshe Rabbeinu a”h warns against two conflicting dangers: impotence and excessive self-confidence. On one hand: “How will I be able to…?” (Devarim 7:17) But on the other hand: “My strength and the...

Cities Fortified to the Heavens – 5767

Rabbi Dror Brama Former Rosh Kollel in London In this week’s parsha, Moshe describes Canaan in vivid colors. On one hand, the land is replete with goodness, but on the other hand, dangers abound. When describing the land’s threats, the Torah states: “Hear, O Israel:...

The Disengagement and the Demographic Problem – 5765

After a forty-year journey in the desert, Bnei Yisrael arrive at the plains of Moav. Scarred by the suffering of Egyptian slavery and the tribulations of decades of wandering in the wilderness, they now stand at the gateway to the Promised Land, facing a painful and...