Va’era- Incomplete Inheritance

Printer-friendly version available on Times of Israel website As we enter the holiday season, an air of happiness and contentedness spreads throughout the world. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, we are told- why? Because of a dead Nazarite’s birthday 2014 year ago? No silly, because of the presents. In the December holiday season, whether one is celebrating Chanuka, Christmas, or Kwanza, or commemorating […]

Shoftim- Kingship Quandaries

This week’s parsha continues Moshe Rabeinu’s monologue of issues that the Jewish People will face when entering Israel, but shifts to more political topics, discussing leadership, wars, and responsibilities. Within the leadership section, a very unique situation comes up, one which anyone could’ve seen coming but hoped wouldn’t: כִּי-תָבֹא אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר ה’ אֱלֹקיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ, […]