Parashat Eikev / פרשת עקב

Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12 -11:25 The Big IF “If only [i.e. because] you shall hearken to these laws, safeguarding and keeping them, then Hashem your G-d will safeguard for you the covenant and the kindness that He swore to your forefathers.” (Devarim 7:12) If only you shall hearken to these laws – The Hebrew word is “Eikev” which can mean “if only” or “because.” Understood as such, the Torah … Continue reading Parashat Eikev / פרשת עקב

Parshat Devarim

Parshat Devarim – [Administering Justice from Deep Sense Sensitivity, Empathy and From Personal Experience, as well as Judging Others Favorably] From HaGaon Rav Zevadia HaCohen Shlit”a, The Head of the Batei Din in Tel Aviv (translated by our dear friend Rav Daniel Levy Shlit”a, Leeds UK) This week we shall read the pasuk, “These are the words that Moshe spoke to Yisrael…in the wilderness, in … Continue reading Parshat Devarim

Lesson 37

Parashah 37 Shalach L’kha שׁלח־לך 13:1-15:41 Rashi comments : Send for yourself: According to your own understanding. I am not commanding you, but if you wish, you may send. Since the Israelites had come [to Moses] and said, “Let us send men ahead of us,” as it says, “All of you approached me…” (Deut. 1:22), send for yourself, send forth men, if you please, suit … Continue reading Lesson 37

Lesson 36

Parashah 36: Be-Ha’alotekha – 8:1-12:16 8:1 (i) And ADONAI (יהוה) spoke to Moshe, saying: 8:2 “Speak to Aharon, and say to him, ‘When you arrange the nerot (lamps), the seven nerot (lamps) shall give light in front of the Menorah.’ “ 8:3 And Aharon did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the menorah, as ADONAI (יהוה) commanded Moshe. 8:4 And this work of … Continue reading Lesson 36

Lesson 34

BREAKING GENERATIONAL CURSES THERE IS TERRIBLE JUDGMENT COMING…ARE WE READY, YOU AND I? IF YOU ARE A MINISTER, DID YOU KNOW THAT EVEN MANY MINISTERS ARE NOT READY? LET’S COME TO TERMS WITH THE FAITH OF THE FIRST CENTURY BREAKING GENERATIONAL CURSES DARE TO LOOK AT THIS PAGE OF THE ZOHAR (WHAT THE ECSTASY-SEEKING HASIDIM ARE LOOKING FOR IS FOUND HERE) AND DECIDE WHICH ALL-IMPORTANT … Continue reading Lesson 34

Lesson 33

Parashah 33: Bechukotai ( by my regulations) 26:3-27:34 26:3 (LY:i) Im-bechukotai telekhu (תלכו) ve’et-mitzvotay ti shomeru va’asitem otam. (If you walk in My statutes, and keep My mitzvah, and do them;) 26:4 Ve natati gishem ey chem be’itam(season) ve natenah (yield) ha’eretz yevulah(increase) ve’etz (tree) ha sadeh(field) yiten(their) piryo(fruit). (Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, … Continue reading Lesson 33

Lesson 31

Parashah 31:Emor (Speak) 21:1-24:23 21:1 (i) Vayomer ADONAI el Moshe: Emor (אמר) el ha Kohenim Benai Aharon, ve amarta alehim lenefesh lo-yitama bamav There shall none be tamei (defiled) for the dead among his people: 21:2 But for his kin, that is karov (near, קרב) to him, [that is], for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and … Continue reading Lesson 31

Lesson 30

Parashah 30: Kedoshim (Set Apart people)19:1-20:27 [In regular years read with Parashah 29, in leap read separately] Kedoshim : Holiness code, Parents, Shabbat n idols of chapters 19-20 consist of 64 verses and 51 mitzvot Exercise the mitzvot in Disciplinary lifestyle Key instruction: Love first Elohim with all our hearts, mind and nefesh and then exhibit love to people those in our circle of life, … Continue reading Lesson 30

Lesson 29

Torah Moshe 3: Vayikra / ויקרא Leviticus Chapter 16: 1-27 Parashah 29: ACHAREY Mot (after the death) (אחרי מות) 16:1-18:30 [In regular years read with Parashah 30, in leap years read separately] Day of Atonement Yom Kippur 16:1 (i) וידבר יהוה אל־משׁה אחרי מות שׁני בני אהרן בקרבתם לפני־יהוה וימתו׃ Vayedaber ADONAI el-Moshe acharei mot shenei benei Aharon bekarvatam lifnei-ADONAI vayamutu: And ADONAI spoke to … Continue reading Lesson 29

Lesson 28

Parashah 28: Metzora (Person afflicted with Tzra’at) 14:1-15:33 [In regular year read with Parashah 27, in leap years read separately] 14:1(i) And Adonai spoke to Moshe, saying: 14:2 This shall be the Torat ha metzora in the day of his Tohorah (cleansing): The First stage of Metzora’s purification (2-8) He shall be brought to the Kohen: 14:3 And the Kohen shall go forth out of … Continue reading Lesson 28

Lesson 27

12:1(i)  And Adonai spoke to Moshe, saying: 12:2דבר אל־בני ישׂראל לאמר אשׁה כי תזריע וילדה זכר וטמאה שׁבעת ימים כימי נדת דותה תטמא׃ Daber el-benei Yisrael lemor isha ki tazria veyaldah zakhar vetamah shivat yamim kimei nidat devotah titma: Speak to children of Yisrael, instructing: “If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she will be unclean for seven days, as in the … Continue reading Lesson 27