TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: VO-ESCHANAN, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. Haftara: Isaiah 40:1-26. “AND I TRIED TO INGRATIATE MYSELF.” In the opening word of our PARSHAH of VO-ESCHANAN, Moses tells how “I tried to ingratiate myself” with G-d — elicit His favor — praying repeatedly to be allowed enter the land of Israel, “Eretz HaTzvi”, the “Land of Beauty, the graceful gazelle”, and come … Continue reading TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN

The Bet Hamikdash is Alive Within Us

The Gemara (Ta’anit 30b) states that anyone who eats or drinks on Tisha Be’av shall not merit seeing the joy of Jerusalem and anyone who mourns over Jerusalem “merits and sees its joy” as the verse (Yeshaya 66) states, “Gladden Jerusalem and rejoice in her all those who love her; rejoice for joy with her all those who mourned for her.” Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef … Continue reading The Bet Hamikdash is Alive Within Us