Parsha Summary; Lost on the WayAvram, like his father, had an impulse regarding Israel. But unlike his father, Avraham decides to act on that impulse!
Re'eh: Summary and HaftorahIn the discipline of the Mitzvot, and in the wisdom of the Torah, we will find an anchor to secure and steady us amid the raging seas.
Mattot: Why So Many Refuge Cities for 2.5 Tribes?What happened when the 2.5 tribes left their families and came to fight with the others for Canaan?
Ki Tisa: Patience Makes PerfectOften, what takes patience has more value than what comes easily.
Chayei Sara: We Will Not Cave InThis land is ours, legally, Biblically and morally, paid for by money but also in blood.
Moses' MessageThere is one primary, fundamental theme which runs through both readings this week.
Ki Tavo: When Are You Coming?Aliya is something to consider without too many calculations.
Your Family or Your FortuneValuable treasures hidden here just below the surface in this week's Torah reading. Let's examine just one of them.
Get a Kick out of Kedusha!The World Cup and this week's Torah reading have something in common: aiming for the right goal.
Naso: Does G-d Pray?An insight into the Gemara in Brachot that talks about whether G-d prays, found in the weekly reading.
Rashbi and the RainbowRashbi is remembered on Lag BaOmer. Why, then, do we light bonfires and why did our Sages say no rainbow was seen during his lifetime?
Shemini: The Day AfterWhat is the significance of the eighth day referred to in this week's Torah portion?
Tzav-Shabbat Hagadol-PesachWhat is the connection between the Torah portion, its special Haftorah and the coming holiday?
Parshat Hachodesh: The Open DoorPassover tells us that there is a second chance.
Parshat Para: We Can Rise AgainThe reading of Parshat Para and the sin of the Golden Calf on the same Sabbath can be connected spiritually.
A Memorial for AriRabbi Weiss' articles appear often in our Judaism section. The building memorializing his son Ari, who fell defending Israel, was dedicated this week. We share with you what he and his wife Suzie said at the ceremony.
Mishpatim: The Angels Among UsOn Sunday, the Ohel Ari Bet Knesset and Learning Center will be dedicated in memory of Rabbi Weiss' son, Ari Hy'd, who fell defending our people. Each IDF hero is "a sapphire brick..pure and bright as heaven" at the feet of Hashem.
Yitro: To "Summit" All UpYou have to see the forest as well as the trees to lead a Torah true life. The way the Ten Commandments were given teaches that lesson.
Vaera: G-d Teaches MosesMoses was complaining, but G-d used it to teach him a valuable lesson in Jewish history that we all must learn.
Shemot: (Don't) Go Figure!We cannot know how all the pieces fit.
Vayechi: The Sounds of SilenceUnity is on their minds.
Chayei Sarah: Our WivesSarah set the example.
Life is a SukkahAnd only He can keep us safe.
Between Hope and FearA classic dilemma of faith.
Nitzavim-Vayelech: Absent SoundsTake note of the missing notes.
The Man, the Mitzvot, the MoonieThe Torah is an intricate device.
Balak: EnergyLife is about choices.
Chukat: Speak Softly, Big StickThe age of open miracles was coming to a close.
Korach: The Bald TruthHe needed to be the best Korach he could be.
Shelach: Believing is SeeingDeveloping 20/20 spiritual sight.
Beha'alotkha: Nearly 'High Nun'Bnei Yisrael stood at a great crossroads.
Who Counts?Keep telling your story.
Rashbi and the RainbowWhy do we celebrate Rashbi's life so brightly?
Acharei-Kedoshim: Choosing GoodThe ritual of the twin goats.
Blood and (Re)birthIt won't always be this way.
Sing a Song of SederThe link between Purim and Pesach.
Keep Your Sunny Side UpAnother unique example of the spirit of renewal.
Zachor: It's Not Just VillainsA brave fighter against the evil of terrorism.
Terumah: You Must Remember ThisTerumah means more than "donation".
Mishpatim: MisprintsMissing the point.
Yitro: The Top Ten PlusWhy the difference in the fates of Ruth and Yitro?
Bo: The Day After TomorrowFor our sons and grandsons.
Va'era: Only Time Will TellPharaoh's stubbornness was our salvation.
Shemot: AwakeningsWhy is such insane hatred allowed to go on?
Vayechi: It's Payback TimeReacting to intractable, unrepentant evil.
Vayigash: A Flash of LightA flash of truth illuminates the scene.
Miketz: Evolution or Revolution?Redemption, in the flash of an eye.
Vayeshev: I'll Be Watching YouA strange incident occurs in our sedra.
Veyetzei: G-d is in the House!If only we have the right outlook and attitude.
Toldot: Father and SonAbout children seeking their father's blessing.
Vayera: They Walked TogetherAvraham is not the only hero of this story.
Bereishit: JourneysMitzvot in story form.
Vayelech: Choose Life!We can choose the life we live.
Nitzavim: And the Forecast is...We had our share of blessings, too.
Ki Tavo: Scrutiny on the BountyJoy and how it is connected to blessing.
Shoftim: Do We Measure Up?A fascinating slant on justice.