Category Archives: Weekly Torah Portion

Ki tetze: The Jewish Experience…. Just Catch A Ball!

  Would you like to say something before we switch off the microphone?   This is an important question to keep in mind in order to understand what the Torah has been talking about over the last parashot (portions) and specifically this week in Parashat Ki Tetze! And what is Torah’s answer? The largest list of commandments in the whole

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Parashat Pinkhas: Judaism and Dissociative identity disorder

In the context of last week’s voices coming from Israel: Minister of religious affairs David Azoulay said: Reform aren’t Jews! and MK Moshe Gafni added: Reforms are Jews but they are stabbing Torah on its back!  This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Pinckhas, has a very special meaning.   The lack of “filters” when we read Torah or interpret god’s will

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No Limit For Infinity – Parashat Balak: When We Are Fed By Others’ Faiths

In Parashat Balak we are granted with the blessing “Ma Tovu”, which later will be adopted as the first sentence that we say every time we walk into a Jewish sanctuary. 2Balaam raised his eyes and saw Israel dwelling according to its tribes, and the spirit of God rested upon him. 3He took up his parable and said, “The word of

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The Question Is Not About The Facts, It Is About How You Face Them! People know a lot about statistics, but statistics know nothing about the power of will!

“This Torah portion begins with “Shelach lecha”. According to Rashi, God says – if you wish, send the envoys over to check. We often think that  we need to see in order to believe. However this portion demonstrates that the truth is generally the opposite: we need to believe in order to see”. People know a lot about statistics, but statistics

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If It Hurts Scream! Someone May Hear You…

During the last ten years I met many many friends and colleagues struggling with this, emotionally flooded. Beautiful, brilliant and talented people becoming closed, passing hard times. And most of them not asking for help and therefore not receiving what is required in order to continue, to get over it. One of the things which worry me the most is the

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