Ever wondered about the mitzvah to frighten away a mothers bird from her nest (Deut 22,6-7)? Watch this video to get a wonderful explanation…
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Such ideas (as proclaimed in this passage of Prophecy) would be taken as pure fantasy, wildly impossible, not even realistic enough to qualify as utopian. Since this week’s haftarah asserts that all of those will happen, I wondered, then as now, what it means when even Orthodox Jews, who claim to believe that God speaks through the prophets, do not believe these prophecies will or can ever come true…
Trace the word “descendants” vs. “Goyim” to expound on the Promise to Abraham Gen. 12:7; Gen. 15:18; Gen. 16:10; Gen. 17:7 7 – 10,19; Gen. 22:17; Gen. 26:3,4 & 24; Gen. 28:4,13,14’ Gen. 32:12, 35:11,12; Gen. 48:4; Ex. 32:13; Ex. 33:1; Zech. 21:14-16). www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=your+descendants&qs_version=NIV&oq=your+desencants NOTE – The Blessing promises that HaShem will be the God […]
The Almighty enters into a third covenant during Moses’ lifetime as an affirmation of the truth that despite the backsliding of Israel, their covenant with their God who is always ready to accept their repentance remains eternally validated. The significance to this third Covenant and the manner in which it clearly differs from its predecessors – is its democratic element. Every single Israelite is summoned and included, the heads of the tribes… the little ones, wives, even the stranger who is in the camp, the hewer of wood and the drawer of water” (Deut. 29:9–10).
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis spotlights ONE ‘hidden word’ in the Parashah – ‘Shevatim’ (Tribes). This observation may well support the Plight of the Exiles of Israel – and especially the vibrancy of the 10-Tribed House of Israel which is apparently being totally overlooked these days: the forgotten exile of 10/12ths of the entire Israel Nation to whom the Divine Promises of Redemption also apply
The special festive Succot Haftarot convey a great Message as part of the entire 7th Month Redemptive Feast metaphors:
– on the 1st day of Succoth, from Zech. 12 & 14 – the Gog Magog Final War of Wars and on the Shabbat of Succoth, from Ezek. 38 & 39 – Gog Magog War.
The question now arises: Why such a damper on the Joyful Festive Marriage Celebrations of Succoth?
“And God said, let there be… And there was… and God saw that it was good.”
Thus unfolds the most revolutionary as well as the most influential account of creation in the history of the human spirit.
In Rashi’s commentary, he quotes Rabbi Isaac who questioned why the Torah should start with the story of creation at all. Given that it is a book of law – the commandments that bind the children of Israel as a nation – it should have started with the first law given to the Israelites, which does not appear until the twelfth chapter of Exodus
Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life. DISCLAIMER – the authors and promoters of the articles and videos that we place here are mostly not connected in any way to KOL HATOR and may well not share our views and interpretations. We do however thank them for their insight and pointers […]
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