Our parashah begins with the laws governing oaths and vows. Then the Torah discusses the various types of vows and how they are used.
At the end of the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness, Moshe’s job is terminated prematurely. This explores Moshe’s forced retirement.
In Parashat Balak, the Moabite king Balak hires Bilaam to curse his Israelite neighbors. Bilaam notices the prevention of the unwanted gaze.
The study guide for Parashat Chukat focuses on the Israelites passing through the land and their relationship with other regions.
Korach led a rebellion against Moshe (and Aaron). Ahead of the incense trial, Korach gathers the congregation against Moshe and Aaron.
While this week’s parashah mainly focuses on shmitah, this Dvar Torah explores a line in the parashah, focusing on how to treat others.
This week’s study guide focuses on two words, ma’al and me’ilah, and what it means, both literally and in terms of this week’s parashah.
Parashat Pekudei describes the construction of the Mishkan in accordance with the specific instructions given by God to Moshe.
If we try to look past the tangible, if we focus on the other, in relationship, we can come to see the Divine, even if only for a second.
The study guide for Parashat Yitro discusses the Ten Commandments and the relationships between fathers and children.
Parashat Vayigash continues a long narrative of sibling relationships. The reconciliation focused on here, reflects in this week’s haftarah.
In the haftarah for Vayishlach, from the Book of Obadiah, we read the story of God rebuking the nation of Edom, rather than Israel.
After leaving his father’s home, Jacob dreams of God and experiences prayer for the first time. Learn about living in dialogue with God.
Parashat Lech Lecha depicts an acute marital crisis between Abraham and Sarah that occurs at a particularly difficult moment in their lives.
Asking for forgiveness not only cultivates empathy and humility, but it provides an opportunity for renewal.