10 Short Life Lessons from V’Zos HaBracha

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com This Sidra has ten sections. Moshe Blesses the Shvatim and begins with Reuvain. The Sidrah begins with “And this is the blessing.” But why...

Three Divrei Torah for Parshas Ha’azinu

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This Sidra has 3 sections. Moshe’s Shira - Moshe Rabbeinu begins the shira by addressing the Heavens and earth – the Heavens will hear...

Parashat Vayeilech: Standing At Har Sinai in The Beit HaMikdash

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “And Moses instructed them as follows: Every seventh year, the year set for remission, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to...

Parashat Nitzavim: Rosh Hashanah For An Uplifted Nature

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “The four new years are: On 1 Nissan, the new year for kings and festivals; 1 Elul, the new year for tithing animals; …...

Ki Tavo: ‘Social’ Mitzvot Versus ‘Real’ Mitzvot

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “When you have set aside in full the tenth part of your yield … and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the...

Ki Savo: G‑d In The Fast Lane

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you. —Devarim 28:2 Can we prepare for a blessing? Can one plan to be blessed? Obviously, we believe that...

Parashat Kei Teitzei: Kilai’im And Kedushah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “You shall not sow your vineyard with a second kind of seed, lest the crop from the seed you have sown and the yield...

Ki-Seitzei: DIY Judaism

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman כי יפול הנופל ממנו Should any man fall from it. —Devarim 22:8 Where do I fit in with Destiny? This week we read, “Ki sivneh bayis chadash . . . ,” when you...

Parashat Re’eh: The Importance Of The Journey

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Should the distance be too great for you, should you be unable to transport them, because the place where Hashem your G-d has chosen...

From Where I Stand: Eikev, What Will The World Say?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman במדבר הגדול והנורא That great and awesome desert —Devarim 8:15 Much has been said and written about the “galut mentality,” the subservience felt by generations of Jews living in...

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