Monthly Archives: August 2014

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Shoftim Inspiration 5774


Judges and officers, kings and battles. There’s an expression that “all is fair in love and war.” While I’m not sure who made up that statement, let’s see if it holds true for this week’s parasha. Regarding war, we see … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Re’eh Inspiration 5774


What do we need to do to earn HaShem’s blessing? The Torah tells us in the beginning of this week’s parasha that all we have to do is to listen to the mitzvos that HaShem is commanding us today. Is … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Eikev Inspiration 5774


Everyone wants to receive a 100 on a test. A 98? Also works, no? This week’s parasha has a few themes of 100 and 98. It is said (Devarim 10:!2) וְעַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל מָה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שֹׁאֵל מֵעִמָּךְ, and now, Israel, … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Vaeschanan-Nachamu Inspiration 5774


Shabbos Nachamu! A Shabbos of Consolation! HaShem consoles the Jewish People. The word נחמו, literally defined as console, can also mean to have a change of mind. The word נחם can also mean to lead. How are we consoled? When … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Devarim-Chazon Inspiration 5774


The first verse in this week’s parasha contains many hints to the future of the Jewish People. It is said (Devarim 1:1) אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן בַּמִּדְבָּר בָּעֲרָבָה מוֹל סוּף בֵּין פָּארָן וּבֵין תֹּפֶל … Continue reading

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