Michael writes, "Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur lies Shabbat Shuvah, and Parashat Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32.1-52). It begins with what is known as the Song of Moshe (Deuteronomy 32.1-43), which encapsulates Israel’s somewhat turbulent history to date"
Jonathan writes, "What do we do when we realise that, almost without our noticing and certainly without our intention, some invisible line has been crossed and, no matter what we do, there's no going back and we just won't get to do some or many of the things for which we had been longing and working all these years?"
Moran writes, "We tend to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to. I’m not advocating being self-deprecating, or having “low self-esteem.” What I’m talking about is having a right understanding of our position towards the Lord."
Moran writes, "The Lord wants our eyes on Him and Him alone. He wants to be our God. We are to fear, honor, admire, and respect Him over anything else in our lives…especially that intimidating “giant” standing before us."
Jonathan writes, "HaShem encouraged Joshua throughout his time as leader of the Children of Israel, speaking either directly to him or through the priests. Isaiah brings G-d's word to the nation..."
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..."
Moran writes, "This week’s reading portion is quite dense, but there are some real pearls of wisdom if we look closely. The parasha details the commandments that God gave the children of Israel—what they were to do, and not to do—when they came to the Land."
Michael writes, "The parasha begins however, with two essential things that had to be dealt with when entering into the Land."
Jonathan writes, "We have a tendency to hear G-d's promises and commands, whether when reading the Bible, when hearing a sermon or talk, or even in prayer and translating the linking word into some variant of 'if', 'maybe', 'sometimes' or 'possibly'."
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..."