Weekly Torah Reading Commentaries
Our commentaries search the Bible’s Messages for the Return of the Lost House of 10-Israel and their reconciliation with Judah – i.e. The Geulah or Redemption of Israel.
Mixed with our great Commentaries from Rabbis teaching Parashot.
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 […]
The promised land – the land of Israel – the land where Torah, the covenant between G-d and His people Israel, is fulfilled in the deeds and the hearts of the people, in the soil and the rivers and the mountains and the valleys of the land, the only land where all this is possible, […]
In this week’s parsha, Moses speaks, a lot – but it all seems so boring, and disconnected. The Torah is a book – and every sentence of that book fits together, like pieces in a puzzle. But how does that work, in this parsha? What is this parsha actually about?
When the leaders of the tribes of Reuven and Gad approach Moshe and ask his blessing to settle in the lands east of the Jordan River, Moshe is aghast. He saw a great spiritual failing on the part of Reuven and Gad whose relationship and commitment to the land of Israel was apparently so conditional. […]
This week’s Torah portion describes some very random stories – like another census of the nation, and the daughters of Zelophehad appealing to Moses for a portion of land. Then, suddenly, the stories culminate with God telling Moses about his pending death. Why does the Torah group all of these stories together, and does it […]
Meir Elkabas (Breslov Research Institute) discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Pinchas with insights from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, who explains that just like Pinchas acted boldly and stood up for Hashem’s honor, we too may have times in our lives where we have to stand up and risk it all for the sake of […]
Chaim Kramer discusses the weekly Torah portion, Parshat Chukat. We learn that the ashes of the parah adama (the red heifer) make the pure impure and the impure pure, a concept that Rebbe Nachman explains in Likutey Moharan 55. The discussion continues with the story of Moshe Rabbeinu striking the rock; Moshe coming to the […]
Who would write such negative, detrimental, and destructive descriptions of the Jewish people? (from aish.com) The authorship of the Torah has one of two possibilities: either God wrote it, or a human being wrote it. Let’s take for argument’s sake the side that a human being wrote it. If so, we discover a very strange […]
This week, we read about the tragic sin of the spies. It’s a very frustrating story. Every time we read it, just as the spies are about to give their report, we want to scream out, “NO – DON’T DO IT!” How could they have doubted God? How could they have sinned so egregiously? (Aleph […]
Meir Elkabas discusses this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Shelach. Reb Meir explains the holiness of the Land of Israel, and how a Jew should strive to truly come to the Holy Land, live as Jew, and become a part of the land.