Category: Parsha

Parshas: Ki Savo

Parshas: Ki Savo The parsha begins by describing the annual mitzvah for farmers in Israel to bring their bikurim, or first fruits, to the Kohen in the Temple. The donor was then to recite...

Parshas: Ki Seitzei

Parshas: Ki Seitzei This week’s Torah portion contains 74 mitzvos (commandments) — more than 10% of the 613 mitzvos of the Torah. Among the highlights: Guidelines for treatment of captured female prisoners of war....

Parshas Shoftim

Moses proceeds to review the regulations necessary for a civilized society. Local judges and officers were to be appointed in every city, and justice was to be administered righteously and impartially. A bribe of...

Parshas: Re’eh

Moses informs the Jewish people that we each face a choice; choose to observe G-d’s directions for living (i.e. the Torah) and receive blessings, or choose to ignore G-d and experience estrangement and its...

Parshas: Va’eschanan

Moses continues his final speech to the Children of Israel. He tells them how he entreated G-d to allow him to enter the land of Israel, but his request was denied. Moses was allowed,...

Parshas Devarim

This week we begin the fifth and final book of the Torah, Deuteronomy. This book is also called Mishna Torah, “Repetition of the Torah” – thus the Greek title ‘Deuteronomy.’ Its contents were spoken...

Parshas Matos — Masei

In the first of this week’s two action-packed portions, Moses teaches the rules and restrictions governing oaths and vows. Promises are serious business. When we say that we plan to do something — even...

Parshas Pinchas

Parshas Pinchas In last week’s Torah portion we found the Jewish hero Pinchas saving the day for the Jewish people by publicly executing the Jewish tribal head, Zimri, and his Midianite girlfriend, Kazbi. Those...