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

The Oral Law -Talmud & Mishna

The Oral Law is a legal commentary on the Torah, explaining how its commandments are to be carried out. Common sense suggests that some sort of oral tradition was always needed to accompany the Written Law, because the Torah alone, even with its 613 commandments, is an insufficient guide to Jewish life. For example, the fourth of the Ten Commandments, ordains, “Remember the Sabbath day … Continue reading The Oral Law -Talmud & Mishna

Sparks of Moses

After Moses concluded his farewell address, G-d instructed him to ascend Mount Nebo. G-d showed Moses prophetically the future of the Jewish people. The Torah then concludes with Moses’ death, informing us that no other prophet would ever arise equaling his level of prophecy. Sparks of Moses וַיַּרְאֵהוּ ה’ אֶת כָּל הָאָרֶץ וגו’: (דברים לד:א) G-d showed [Moses] all [that would befall] the Land [of … Continue reading Sparks of Moses