Category: PARSHA

Parshas Lech Lecha

The Jewish journey starts with a man, a woman and the courage of their convictions. Avraham and Sarah are born in an environment that is hostile to radical ideas, one where idolatry is sacred and monotheism is unheard of. He is mercilessly persecuted for his beliefs, yet remarkably […]

Parashat Noah

Parashat Noah – [Keeping the Torah With or Without the Peer Pressures and In All Circumstances] 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 Shabbat we read, “These are the […]

Noah and the Moral Life

The praise accorded to Noah is unparalleled in Tanach. He was, says the Torah, “a righteous man, perfect in his generations; Noah walked with God.” No such praise is given to Abraham or Moses or any of the Prophets. The only person in the Bible who comes close […]

Noah’s Sacrifices

Noah’s SacrificesUnderlying the present parshah of Noah and the ensuing parshiyos, which tell the story of the patriarchs, is the quest for the Holy Mountain of G-d, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Adam’s body had been created from the dust and earth of the Temple Mount. And “to […]

VE-ZOS HABRACHAH

With The End Comes The Beginning By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading for Simchas Torah: VE-ZOS HABRACHAH, Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12Additional reading: Genesis 1:1-2:3Maftir: Numbers 29:35-30:1Haftara: Joshua 1:1-18 AND THIS IS THE BLESSING After the succession of stern rebukes to Israel in the preceding parshahs, we finally come to the […]

TORAH: NITZAVIM-VAYELECH

TORAH: NITZAVIM-VAYELECH By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: NITZAVIM: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 VAYELECH: Deuteronomy 31:1-30. DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING “Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying ‘My counsel shall stand and all My pleasure I shall do’ […]