Parshat HaShavua

Parshat HaShavua

We are pleased to feature a different Religious Zionist rabbi each week from around the country to share a Dvar Torah. 

“Parshat Mas’ei” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

“Parshat Mas’ei” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

BESIDES ALL ELSE, IT’S A MITZVAH For the past 300 (or so) pages, we have discussed many aspects of the special qualities of Eretz Yisrael.  Quoting Scriptures, Midrashim, Gemarot, Rishonim and Acharonim, we have demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that a Jew’s...

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“Parshat Matot” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

“Parshat Matot” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

LET’S GET OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT The Children of Reuven and the Children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock...  They said to Moshe and Elazar...  Let this land be given to your servants as a possession; do not bring us across the Jordan. (32:1-5) Moshe...

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Eretz Yisrael in the Parsha: Parshat Balak by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

Eretz Yisrael in the Parsha: Parshat Balak by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

BALAK   TEMPORARY TENTS OR PERMANENT DWELLINGS מה טובו אוהליך יעקב משכנותיך ישראל (במדבר כד:ה) How goodly are your tents, O Ya’akov, your dwelling places, O Yisrael (24:5). What exactly are “the tents of Ya’akov” and “the dwelling places (משכנות) of Yisrael”? ...

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Parshat Chukkat by Rabbi Michael Davies

Parshat Chukkat by Rabbi Michael Davies

Parshat Chukat opens with a discussion of the interesting and detailed laws of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer. One of the many peculiar elements of this text, one that can  easily be overlooked, is the language of acquiring this unique animal – ViYikchu Eilecha, and...

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“Parshat Shelach” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

“Parshat Shelach” by Rabbi Moshe D. Lichtman

Rabbi Moshe Lichtman is a respected author and scholar living in Beit Shemesh who has written extensively about the centrality of the Land of Israel. Each week we plan to include a selection from his Sefer “Eretz Yisrael in the Torah.” SLANDERING THE LAND We all know...

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