The Bible Reading Shoftim holds the answer – Click on the Photo to read the full Commentary People take part in a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist coalition government’s judicial reform, in Tel Aviv, Israel May 27, 2023. (credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) https://www.jpost.com/judaism/article-754635
16 Sept., 2022 Commentary on Parashat Ki Tavo by Zvi Koenigsburg () as featured on Jewish Quest – a Review of the role of Mt Ebal in the historic Entry into the Promised Land by the Israelites in Exodus from Egyptian captivity. Koenigsburg was part of the team that discovered the archeological Site of Joshua’s […]
by Rabbi Yitzchak Zweig Aish.com Ki TeiTzei 5781 – Aug. 15, 2021 https://www.aish.com/tp/ss/ssw/Ki-Seitzei-5781-Denial-Its-Not-Just-a-River-in-Egypt.html GOOD MORNING! In this column I would like to explore the concept of actively fooling oneself, otherwise known as “being in denial.” Saying that someone is “living in denial” is really a value judgement; it refers to the notion that a […]
To Lead is to Listen Parashat Eikev By Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks https://rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-homepage/ “If only you would listen to these laws…” (Deut. 7:12). These words with which our parsha begins contain a verb that is a fundamental motif of the book of Devarim. The verb is sh-m-a. It occurred in last week’s parsha in the most famous […]
Meir Elkabas discusses the Torah portion, Parshat Nitzavim, thought the lens of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Reb Meir discusses how a person must go up and up from level to level in spiritual growth, but in order for us to go up, we have to first have a descent. He refers to a verse in […]
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
How did Moses feel when approaching the land of Israel, knowing he wouldn’t be entering the land with his people? This video is the first in a series of three, concluding the yearly Torah cycle, where we will attempt to get inside the head of Moses at the end of his journey as the leader […]
By Rabbi Dovid Siegel; torah.org/series/haftorah/ 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 that confirm our understanding and often […]
Most ten tribers wouldn’t expect a teaching like this from Jews. It’s amazing and the words about our relationship to our creator are very heartily and lovingly. Why Would Anyone Want to Worship Idols? God doesn’t like foreign gods…. but does He have to remind us over and over? And the people, too, seemed to […]
This week, Rabbi David Block asks an interesting question: why do the people of Israel get to go into the land of Israel? Is it because of merit? Or because it was promised to our ancestors? Or, as the text suggests, because of the evil of the other nations? In this video, we analyze these […]
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