Category: Deuteronomy

Nitzavim: Rabbi Abraham

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,...

Eikev: Rabbi Abraham

By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: EIKEV, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25. Haftara: Isaiah 49:14-51:3. THE BOOK & THE SWORD; THE LOAF & THE STICK The Midrash on Parshas EIKEV teaches: “The Book and the Sword descended...

Ki Tavo: Rabbi Abraham

By Rabbi Abraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8. Haftara: Isaiah 60:1-22. Our parshah, KI TAVO, puts the seal on Moses’ detailed exposition of the commandments in the Mishneh Torah (=Deuteronomy) — the...

What Does it Mean to be Tamim

Why is the Torah’s attitude towards magic, soothsayers etc so negative, and how is the normative instruction in the command to be “wholehearted with the Lord your G-d” an alternative to them? The answer...

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