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Parshas Noach – Do We See Ourselves As G-d Sees Us?

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis There is a famous Midrash based on this week’s parsha that asks, “If there are so many ways through which G-d could have saved Noah,...

Parshas Bereishis – The Secrets of Creation

By: Rabbi Pinchas Winston In the beginning, God made the Heaven and the Earth. (Bereishis 1:1) The words are so incredibly simple, and yet, of course,...

Parshas Zos Habracha–You Can Never Fool G-d

By: Rabbi Pinchas Winston And this (V’zos) is the blessing which Moshe, the Man of G-d, blessed the Children of Israel before his death. (Devarim...

Parshas Vzos Habracha – Making It By Breaking It

By: Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky The last verses of the Torah encapsulate a glorious career of leadership of the father of all prophets, Moshe, into a...

Yom Kippur: Complete teshuvah

By Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook The focus of the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is on teshuvah — return and repentance. We recite the Avinu Malkeinu prayer...

Parshas Haazinu–Keeping Yom Kippur With Us

By: Shlomo Katz Why does Sukkot follow so closely after Yom Kippur? Indeed, not only are they close to each other on the calendar, a...

Parshas Ha’Azinu – Preserving the Awesome Level of Spirituality

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis Since this is the first Shabbos after Yom Kippur, it is important to try to preserve that awesome level of spirituality...

Parshas Vayeilech – Does Your Prayer Have Legs?

By: Rabbi Shlomo Katz Our parshah opens: “Moshe went and spoke these words to all of Israel.” Where was Moshe “going”? R’ Mordechai Twersky z”l...

Parshas Vayeilech – Heard But Not Seen

By: Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky In his parting days with his beloved Klal Yisrael, Hashem reiterates a message to Moshe who in turn imparts those warnings...

Parshas Netzavim–The Secret of Teshuvah

By: Shlomo Katz There are two holidays mentioned in the Torah whose primary significance is not described there. Nowhere in the Torah is Rosh Hashanah...

Parshas Netzavim – Where Torah & Life Meet

By: Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffman Parshas Nitzavim contains a section called Parshas ha-Teshuva, The Chapter of Repentance; so called because in this chapter Moshe encourages Bnei...

Parshat Ki Teitzei – The First Step

By: Rabbi David Bibi Before Times Square became the home of dueling Spider men, battling Betty Boops and pushy Sponge Bobs, all hoping to share...

Parshas Ki Teitzei – Are You Prepared?

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis This parsha contains the most mitzvos of all the parshiot, and they encompass many areas that prepare us for Rosh HaShana and enable...

Parshas Shoftim – Judges, Kings, Workers & Scholars

By: Shlomo Katz Rabbeinu Nissim z”l (14th century; Barcelona, Spain) writes that, unlike other nations, the Jews have a dual judicial system. Every nation has...

Parshas Shoftim – Overcoming Negative Traits; Spiritual Growth

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis The parsha opens with the words, “Judges and officers shall you appoint for yourselves in all of your gates.” (Deut. 16:17) There are...

Parshas Re’eh – The Tree of Knowledge

By: Rabbi Naftali Reich Since the dawn of human history, mankind has faced, in one guise or another, the same temptations that confronted the very...

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