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Parshat Nitzvaim-Vayeilech
Why is every person required to write a Sefer Torah for himself? Does that mean that the Torah requires every one of us to learn how to be a Sopher Stam, or ceremonial scribe?

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Parshat Ki Tavo
The Torah commands us not to deviate from its path in the slightest, neither to the right nor to the left. The story of the crooked wagonmaster shows us just how dangerous deviations are...

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Parshat Ki Tetze
Guarding our eyes is a tremendous mitzvah, but sometimes, we must open our eyes to do a tremendous mitzvah. The Gemara warns us not to be "stupidly pious"...

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Parshat Shoftim
What is the significance of the shank, the tongue and cheek meat and the stomach of a "Peace Offering" sacrifice that must be presented as gifts to one of the Cohanim?

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Parshat Re'eh
This week's Torah portion guarantees that living our lives observantly will bring blessings, while the opposite holds true also, as we learn in the parable about 'The Wise Shoemaker'...

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Parshat Eikev
There is nothing that doesn't appear in the Torah. If so, where does the Torah talk about a solution to the Hamas and Hizbolla underground assault tunnels that pose such a great threat?

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Parshat Va'etchanan
What's the connection between Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of Consolation, and this week's Torah portion? There's only one case in history when Hashem told someone to stop praying...

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Believing in Yourself
Don't you realize that Hashem gave you phenomenal power and fantastic potential? Rav Shalom says that people who don't believe in themselves don't believe in Hashem...

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Parshat Masei
The Torah commands us to preserve the holiness of the Land of Israel, especially by preventing bloodshed in any way or form, both physically and verbally...

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Parshat Matot
This week's Torah portion shows the proper way that Israel should engage an enemy and go to war; as such, the succeed in achieving all their objectives...

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Parshat Pinchas
Tzlofchod's valiant daughters walked right up to Moses and demanded their right to perform an important mitzvah. We too must demand our rights, what Rebbe Nachman calls "holy brazenness"...

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Parshat Balak
When we compare the way the evil Bilaam 'blessed' Israel to the way Moses did, we say that Bilaam's blessings were none other than honey-covered poison...

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Parshat Korach
There are many modes of logic and reason, but only one of them leads to the truth. Korach, history's prototype demagogue, failed in passing the test of truth...

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Parshat Beha'aloscha
The presidents of the twelve tribes participate in daily gala celebrations during the twelve-day inauguration of the Holy Mishkan (Tabernacle). Aaron is left out. Hashem consoles Aaron with a tiny mitzva. What kind of consolation is this?

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Anchor of Sanity
This is our preparatory lesson for Shavuot and receiving the Torah: a person is liable to drown in the stormy sea of so much craziness and eccentricity in the world. The Torah is an anchor of sanity...

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Parshat Naso
The Priestly Blessing, which appears in this week's Torah portion, is not only a most beautiful blessing; it reveals the secret of true beauty...

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Parshat Bamidbar
This week's Torah portion teaches us never to underestimate the power of the individual, for one person can change the entire world, as in the case of Chushim the son of Dan...

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Parshat Bechukosai
The spiritual light of every mitzvah helps to purify and refine a person's soul. With that in mind, how does a person improve himself by performing the mitzvah of a cattle tithe?

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Parshat Behar
The politicians and military spend billions trying to enhance national security. This week's Torah portion gives us an inexpensive, simple and foolproof plan for lasting security.

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Parshat Emor
This week's Torah portion is very timely, for it presents the mitzvah of counting the Omer. What is the underlying meaning of counting the Omer? Why is it so important?

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Parshat Kedoshim
In this week's portion, the Torah demands that we be holy, in every single way. The Torah forbids a person from harboring malice in his or her heart against anyone; is this humanly possible?

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Parshat Acharei Mot
It's implicit in the Torah that the High Priest must know all the sins of the Jewish People; otherwise, how can he confess for all of Israel on Yom Kippur? How does he possibly know?

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Parshat Metzora
Everything Hashem does is absolute good. Therefore, even if something painful happens to a person, he or she must look for the concealed treasure within the tribulation...

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Parshat Tazria
When a person doesn't willfully establish a connection with a tzaddik, Hashem gives him a "reason" that forces him to seek the tzaddik's blessing and guidance, for his own good.

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Parshat Shemini
This week's Torah portion tells us which animals are fit for consumption - "kosher" - and which are not. There are many non-kosher animals; why has the pig always been regarded as the worst of all?

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Parshat Tzav
Rashi says that the Cohanim must be prodded to perform those sacrifices where they have no personal gain. Is this what he means, literally? Were the Cohanim self-serving?

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Parshat Vayikra
A man owed money to his neighbor, but he swore falsely in court that he repaid the debt. The Torah calls this an "embezzlement of Hashem". How is swindling a neighbor a crime against Hashem?

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Parshat Pekudei
An important principle in Judaism is equal opportunity. The lesson of Shekalim is that no one is left behind, for every Jew has his or her share in Hashem and Torah...

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Parshat Vayakhel
Betzalel came from a prestigious background and from the most distinguished of the tribes. What does he need a helper from such a shabby background as Oholiev for?

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Parshat Ki Tisa
When the Jews received the Torah on Mount Sinai, they each received two crowns. But, after the Golden Calf fiasco, they lost them. Was it really because of the Golden Calf?

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Parshat Tetzaveh
When the Torah tells the Kohen Gadol to light the menora in the holy Tabernacle, it says to "raise" the candles rather than "light" the candles; what does it mean?

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Parshat Terumah
Why is it so important to learn about the Holy Tabernacle (Mishkan) and its components? What's the special message behind the way that the Ark of the Covenant is structured?

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Parshat Mishpatim
People are depressed because they think they're alone with no one to turn to. The Torah teaches us that a person in the worst possible circumstance always has Hashem...

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Parshat Yisro
What is Hashem's intention when He commands us all to be a nation of Cohanim? What is the special quality of the Cohanim that Hashem wants us all to have?

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Parshat Beshalach
This week's Torah portion teaches us that in most cases, silence is the greatest form of heroism. For those who remain silent, Hashem fights their battles...

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Parshat Bo
There comes a time in life when little boys grow up enough to ask their fathers questions. The Torah tells us that this should be a happy occasion, but it depends on Dad's answer...

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Parshat Va'eira
We learn from every creation in the universe. More than others, the frog excels in its constant praise of Hashem, as we learn in Perek Shira. How did the frog deserve such honor?

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Parshat Shemos
Moses had a very comfortable life as prince of Egypt, and had very much to lose. Yet, he threw everything away to help one Jew, not looking for expediency or political correctness...

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Parshat Vayechi
Yaacov Avinu is in the middle of blessing his sons, when all of a sudden, he turns to Hashem and says that he has awaited salvation. What's the meaning of this?

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Parshat Vayigash
There are many types of interpersonal relationships, but there is only one way to truly bind two souls together.

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Parshat Mikeitz
How do we know that all of Jacob's sons engaged in frequent self-assessment and personal prayer? How did they succeed in understanding Hashem's messages?

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Parshat Vayeishev
The Torah tells us that Reuven saved Yosef from his brothers. Yet how could that be? Reuven through Yosef into a pit of snakes, scorpions and certain death!

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Parshat Toldos
The Jewish People's strongest weapon has forever been their prayers and their Torah learning. When our voice is the "Voice of Jacob", then the hands of Esau lose their power...

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Parshat Chayei Sarah
Eliezer's caravan brings Rivka to the Land of Israel; she sees Isaac from afar. First, she prostrates herself and then she asks who he is; shouldn't it be the other way around?

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Parshat Vayeira
Hashem tells Avraham Avinu something unfavorable about his wife Sarah, namely that she laughed at the thought of being a mother. Did Hashem violate a basic law of lashon hara?

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Parshat Lech Lecha
Why was Hashem so insistent that Avraham Avinu leave his homeland and come to the Land of Israel? And once he came, why was his life so very difficult?

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Parshat Noach
No one in the world was born in more spiritually-disadvantaged circumstances than our forefather Abraham; why doesn't the Torah tell more about his childhood?

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Yom Kippur 5774
We confess all day long on Yom Kippur, but what can we do to make those confessions sincere? Let's take a look at what we obligate ourselves with...

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