Tag: Israel


Do not underestimate the greatness of repentance. There is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine who do not need to repent. Nitzavim (נצבים | Standing) Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 Gospel: Luke 24:1-12


OF the six things which existed before creation, when only ‘the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,’ two, the Torah and the throne of God, were complete in every detail. The remaining four, however, viz., the Patriarchs, Israel, the Temple, and the name of […]


Torah Reading: VAYEISHEV Gen. 37:1-40:23; Numbers 7:18-29. Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7.  B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16 “FROM THE DEPTH OF HEBRON”: JACOB & HIS CHILDREN “These are the generations of Jacob. These are their dwellings and rollings (GILGULIM) until they came to a state of habitation (YISHUV). The first cause […]


UNIVERSAL TORAH: VAYISHLACH By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah reading: Gen. 32.4-36.43. Haftara: Obadiah 1.1-21. Major Testimonies: 1Qurintaus 5.1-13. (Optional substitution: Hosea 11.7-12.12). THE ENCOUNTER WITH ESAU At the end of the previous parshah, VAYEITZEI, we saw Jacob at MOUNT Gil’ad in his final encounter with Laban, who represents […]

The Sanctity of Shevi’it

In the previous Halacha we have explained the basic laws ofShemitta which apply this year, 5775, including some agricultural prohibitions, such as ploughing and pruning. All of the detailed laws applying to the tending of gardens or fields during Shevi’it do not apply to many people who do […]

The Shemitta Year

  This year, 5775, is the Shemitta year which has been observed by the Jewish nation since the time the Land of Israel was divided among the twelve tribes. The Shemitta cycle consists of counting seven years with every seventh year being the Shemitta year. Cancellation of Loans […]

Dvar Torah – Sukkos

D’var Torah Sukkos Miraculously the Streak Continues By Rabbi Label Lam For a seven day period you shall dwell in booths. Every resident among the Israelites shall live in booths, in order that your generations should know that I had the Children of Israel live in booths when […]