“When Hashem your G-d will expand your territory as He swore to your forefathers, and gives you the entire land which He promised to give your forefathers; when you keep this entire commandment that I am commanding you today to fulfill it – to love Hashem your G-d and to… Read More »Parshat Shoftim – Look Down!
In June of 1980, after a year of learning at Machon Gruss in Jerusalem, I returned to the United States. A few days after unpacking, I flew off to Venice, California to help run a Shabbaton for the Flame, a campus outreach organization. We were spending Shabbat at a very… Read More »Parshat Chukat – Moses and the Rock: California Dreaming
Two of the major elements in this week’s double Torah portion (Acharei Mot / Kedoshim, Leviticus 16-20) are the Temple service for Yom Kipuur (the Day of Atonement) and the list of prohibited sexual relationships. When we observe Yom Kippur, the Torah reading in the morning is the description of… Read More »Parshat Acharei Mot / Kedoshim – Look Down!