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...

מי אשם בצרות של עם ישראל?

הרב אשר סבג שליח לשעבר בשיקגו (תשס”ד) כיום רב קהילה בראשון לציון   מי אשם בצרות של עם ישראל?   פרשה זו נודעת בעיקר בגלל המשבר הגדול שמתחולל בתחילת הפרשה, המרגלים שחוזרים מתור הארץ גורמים לעם ישראל לבכיה של חינם ובכיה של דורות. אך גם בסוף הפרשה מתרחש משבר...

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....

Understanding the Sin of the Spies – 5776

Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth Former Central Shaliach of Bnei Akiva North America   Understanding the Sin of the Spies The main theme of our Parsha is obviously the sin of the Meraglim (spies). Nevertheless, there are a few other Mitzvot that we encounter in our Parsha,...

Parshat Shlach Lecha

Emanuel Elstein Former Shaliach in Washington (2003-4) and Memphis (2010-12)   This is an article about Aliyah, but not the term as it is used today.   While the root “aleh” has appeared previously in the Torah, in this week’s story of the sin of the spies,...

Torat Eretz Yisrael Versus Torat Chutz La’aretz

Ari Faust (Montreal, 2004) “Hashem spoke to Moshe, saying, “Send forth men, if you please, and let them spy out the Landof Canaanthat I give to the Children of Israel…” {13:1} In this week’s Parasha, we read of the notoriously infamous event of the sin of the...