Monthly Archives: September 2011

Parshat Nitzavim/Vayelech 2011-Torah as a Unifying Force

Summary: Moshe assembles the Jews together for one last time before he dies.  This leads to a lecture about what he expects to happen in the future and how the Jews should behave. The commandment of Hakhel-gathering the Jews once … Continue reading

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Parshat Ki Tavo 2011-Keeping Boundaries

Summary: The commandment to bring Bikkurim, first fruits is given. The laws concerning terumot-gifts to the priests, leviim, and poor are delineated. The rest of the parshah is dedicate to a massive warning if Jews don’t follow Torah law. My … Continue reading

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Parshat Ki Tetzei 2011-What to Expect from Professors

Summary: The laws and consequences for taking a wife during a wartime situation: a bad marriage and a screwed up kid who will eventually get himself in trouble. The positive consequences of for following small commandments such as the one … Continue reading

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Parshat Shoftim 2011-The Next Prophet?

How to spot the next prophet, and to pick out a loser who just doesn’t fit the bill. Continue reading

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