Speak as G-d Speaks – Parashat Eikev

Speak as G-d Speaks – Parashat Eikev

The Sifri explains the commandment to walk in G-d’s ways as an obligation to emulate the kind and just ways which the Torah attributes to G-d, such as patience and compassion. Our Sages taught, “The word of G-d is like an accomplished act (see Rashi, Beraishis 15:18).” According to the above Sifri, it can be suggested that we are obligated […]

August 10, 2017 at 2:11 AM 0 comments

First Words…. – Parashat Eikev

First Words…. – Parashat Eikev

In the previous parsha, Va’eschana, the Torah commands us: “– You shall teach them thoroughly to your children”. Rashi (6:7) explains that “children” in that context is a reference to students, and the words ושננתם לבניך instruct us to teach the Torah to all who seek to study, and not only to our own children. It is only from the […]

August 9, 2017 at 2:31 AM 0 comments

What’s On Your Mind? – Parashat Eikev

What’s On Your Mind? – Parashat Eikev

“…..And you shall teach them to your children to speak with them, when you sit in your house and when you go on the way; when you lie down and when you rise….” (Devarim 11:19) The final words of this verse teach that the mitzvos of studying Torah and reciting the Shema (“to speak with them”) must be observed at […]

August 8, 2017 at 2:20 AM 0 comments

Parashat Ekev – Why do we need to pray?

Parashat Ekev – Why do we need to pray?

Since it does not say clearly in the Torah that we need to pray and also three times a day, where do we find that this is a commandment from the Torah? and why three times a day? and what is the point of praying?   Duration of class:55:34               http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/336833699-rabbialonanava-parashat-ekev-why-do-we-need-to-pray.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

August 7, 2017 at 5:07 PM 0 comments

The Faith Diet

The Faith Diet

“…Who fed you with manna in the desert, which your ancestors did not know, in order to afflict you…” – Devarim 8:16 הַמַּאֲכִלְךָ מָן בַּמִּדְבָּר אֲשֶׁר לֹא יָדְעוּן אֲבֹתֶיךָ לְמַעַן עַנֹּתְךָ – דברים ח, טז The Talmud (Yoma 74b) interprets this verse quite literally, saying, the manna was a food that left you feeling hungry and afflicted.  According to one […]

August 7, 2017 at 3:29 AM 0 comments

The Greatest Reward of All

The Greatest Reward of All

“…He will bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your soil, your grain, your wine, and your oil, the offspring of your cattle and the choice of your flocks…” – Devarim 7:13 וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי אַדְמָתֶךָ דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ שְׁגַר אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ – דברים ז, יג A task’s value and significance is reflected in its […]

August 6, 2017 at 2:16 AM 0 comments