The people of Noah’s generation were known as a sinful generation. Yet it was a particular sin which did them in.
This week we begin the Torah anew, starting with the Creation of the World. At the end of the Creation, it says, “vayishbox b’yom hashvi’i” – G-d abstained on the seventh day. But just prior to this it says that G-d completed His work! Telling me that G-d abstained from work that was already completed…
Jews are commanded to dwell in this relatively flimsy structure for 7 days.
Yom Kippur is a unique time of year in which G-d gives His people the opportunity to repent and start with a clean slate. Unfortunately, many people do not take advantage of this day, thinking, “I have done so many sins. How could I possibly repent? It is just impossible!
I’m Still Standing Parshas Nitzavim is the last Torah reading of the year (though there are still 3 more parshas to read before we finish the Torah).
Thank You! I grew up watching the television show The Odd Couple, and one of the funniest episodes, “You Saved My Life” is directly connected to this week’s Torah reading of Ki Savo.
A Never Ending Battle We discussed battling alcoholism last week. We will continue battling this week, in Parshas Ki Seitzei.
Are You an Alcoholic? I am not. But this week’s Torah reading (Parshat Shoftim) has something to say to all of us, and something that many alcoholics already follow.
Another Chance to Choose Life At the very beginning of this week’s Torah reading (Parshat Re’eh), G-d asks us to pay attention to the following (Deuteronomy 11:27):
Bread. I this week’s Torah reading (Parshat Eikev), we read a verse that is very well-known outside of the Torah community (Deuteronomy 8:3): “…Man does not live on bread alone…” When one says “Man does not live on bread alone” today (without the ellipses before and after), one is typically stating that bread alone is…