Monthly Archive: September 2014

Nitzavim / Vayelech – Choices

The Torah in Parshat Nitzavim addresses free will. Deuteronomy 30:15 states – “See I have placed before you today life and good, as well as death and evil…. (several verses later) and you shall...

Ki Tavo – Suffering For Lack of Joy

In this week’s Torah reading we go through the terrible litany of reproof – 96 curses in all. Unfortunately, these have all materialized over the course of our long and tragic history. Our spirit...

Ki Tetze – Smooth Starts

The Torah addresses a law concerning a newlywed couple in this week’s reading. “When a man marries a new wife he shall not go to the army, nor shall it obligate him for any...

Shoftim – Elul Resolutions

As difficult as it is to be on the road so often, it does provide benefits. I have a problem with restlessness and find myself constantly getting distracted by things that need to be...