PARSHAT ḤUKAT

“The Canaanite king of Arad, who dwelled in the south, heard that Israel had come by the route of the spies, and he warred against Israel and took a captive from it. Israel made a vow to HaShem and said, ‘If You will deliver this people into my hand, I...

PARSHAT SHLAḤ LEKHA

As the Hebrew Nation mobilized to liberate the Land of Israel from Canaanite rule, Moshe dispatched a team of twelve tribal chiefs – each the spiritual leader of his tribe – to spy out the country in preparation for the assault. Ten of those spies returned with a misleading report...

PARSHAT B’HAALOTKHA

“Two men remained behind in the camp, the name of one was Eldad and the name of the second was Medad, and the spirit rested upon them; they had been among the recorded ones, but they had not gone out to the Tent, and they prophesied in the camp. The...

PARSHAT NASSO

HaShem placed His Torah into our world in order that everything in existence be elevated to its highest potential in Creation. The Torah is perfect and complete, illuminating all areas of personal, national and international life with its light. In NASSO specifically, the Torah instructs Israel on how to conduct ourselves regarding...

PARSHAT BAMIDBAR

“‘Take a census of the entire assembly of the Children of Israel according to their families, according to their fathers’ household, by number of the names, every male according to their headcount. From twenty years of age and up – everyone who goes to the army in Israel – you...

YOM YERUSHALAYIM

To recognize the true significance of Yom Yerushalayim – the day on which the Jewish people liberated Jerusalem from foreign rule – one must work to develop a deep vision of Emuna. InD’at Tvunot, Rabbi Moshe Ḥaim Lutzatto teaches us to see HaShem authoring history – to appreciate a Divine plan...

PARSHAT BEḤUKOTAI

“The survivors among you – I will bring weakness into their hearts in the land of their foes; the sound of a rustling leaf will pursue them, they will flee as one flees the sword, and they will fall, but without a pursuer. They will stumble over one another in...

PARSHAT BEHAR

While the Torah instructs Israel to aspire towards a “kingdom of priests and holy nation” (SHEMOT 19:6) in the Land of Israel, a just social order and stable economy are two crucial ingredients to fulfilling this charge. Since the Zionist movement’s early years, there has existed a conflict between self-proclaimed...

PARSHAT EMOR

“You shall not desecrate My holy Name, rather I shall be sanctified within the Children of Israel; I am HaShem Who sanctifies you, Who took you out of the land of Egypt to be a G-D unto you; I am HaShem.” (VAYIKRA 22:32-33)  The Rambam explains this commandment by teaching...

PARSHAT AḤAREI MOT

“The land became contaminated and I recalled its iniquity upon it; and the land disgorged its inhabitants.” (VAYIKRA 18:25) The Ramban expounds on this verse by teaching that HaShem has placed angelic forces to rule over virtually the entire world. Nearly every country has a designated angel acting as an...