Parshas Ki Tavo – To Toil in Torah

Download as Word At the end of this week’s Parsha, Moshe regathers the people. In those Pesukim [1]Moshe says, “And HaShem did not give you a heart to understand, eyes to see, ears to hear, until this day.” What is special about that day? Rashi gives two answers. The first[2] is that it is referring…

Parshas Shoftim – Krias Shema of War

Download as Word The Shema of the Cohen’s Speech The end of this week’s Parsha and the beginning of next week’s discuss the Halachos of going to war. One of the important features of the battle, is the process leading up to the war. Klal Yisroel gather together and are exhorted by the Cohen Moshuach…

Parshas Reeh – Meat in the Midbar and In Eretz Yisroel.

Download as Word As Moshe Rabbeinu continues his soliloquy to Klal Yisrael in Sefer Devarim, more Halachos are introduced that emphasize the transition from the Midbar to Eretz Yisroel. One of the more dramatic differences concerns the consumption of meat. As the Pasuk says, “When HaShem your God shall enlarge your border, as He has…

Parshas Eikev – The Lightest Mitzvoth

Download as Word This week’s Parsha begins with the Pasuk, “And it shall come to pass, since you listen to these laws, and guard and do them, that HaShem your God shall keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers”. The word ‘since ’is written as Eikev; which also…