Michael writes, "Often when we read the Tanakh, we get the impression that it is primarily male oriented, and at least slightly misogynistic. But this week’s parasha begins with an all-inclusive call to..."
Michael writes, "The parasha begins however, with two essential things that had to be dealt with when entering into the Land."
Michael writes, "This concept of communal action to guard the “sanctity” of the community is not limited to ancient Israel. Rav Shaul writes to the believers in Corinth..."
Michael writes, "The very beginning of this parasha links justice with the avoidance of idolatry. Later in the Parasha, there is a passage that is most troubling for modern sensibilities – 'from the cities of these peoples, which ADONAI your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes live'."
Michael writes, "Regardless of the situation in which we find ourselves, we have the promise from HaShem that He will never forget us, and that in the end our children with have His shalom as a legacy."
Michael writes, "While discipline and judgement of sin and iniquity will surly come, Israel will not be left alone or abandoned, she is and always will be the chosen, am segula of ADONAI."
Michael writes, "As many times as we read or recite the Shema, we often overlook the verse immediately preceding it, which in English, begins with the same words..."
Michael writes, "The LORD has a plan for each one of us. He has “sent us to school” as it were, to learn how to walk in faith and trust."
Michael writes, "It is imperative that we guard the words of our mouth, as they reflect the thoughts of our hearts. With this in mind, listen to the words of the palmist as he seeks help from the LORD."
Michael writes, "It would appear that Rav Shaul may have taken these two episodes (Moshe’s and Jeremiah’s fears) to heart when he encouraged Titus..."