A Tale of Two Tzitzits

Rav Hillel van-Leeuwen Head of Leadership Development, the Mizrachi World Movement   The mitzvah of Tzitzit, at the end of our Parasha, is an innately complex mitzvah.   On the one hand – this mitzvah is included as an integral paragraph of tefila, recited twice...

Shelach – Lecha

Written L’ilui Nishmant my son, Naftali Meir Z’’L We all have our favourite Parashiot. Some shine light on great personalities whose lives inspire and guide us to this very day. Others fill us with joy as we read about the downfall of an enemy. This Shabbat, the Torah...

Majority Rules? 5779

Majority Rules? Parashat Shlach By Rabbi Eldad Zamir Former shaliach TMT Cape Town 1997 -1998,  Senior Instructor at the Nativ ’Giyur” program in the IDF In democracies as well as in Jewish law, majority rules. A Beth Din must always consist of an odd number of judges...

“If G-d want us” – Why ‘if’?

Rav Baruch Winetraub Former Rosh Kollel in Toronto (2011-2014) Currently Community Rabbi at Mevazer Tzion, Tel Mond and Ram in Yeshivat Orot Shaul, Kfar Batya   “If G-d want us” – Why ‘if’?   While trying to convince the people...

And Not a Word About Aliyah – 5777

Emanuel Elstein Former Shaliach in Washington (2003-4) and Memphis (2010-12) Currently CFO, Torah MiTzion   And Not a Word About Aliyah   This week's parsha focuses on a word we are all familiar with – Aliyah. But not the term as it is used today....