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Posts Tagged: Devarim

August 4, 2022 10:58 am
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The Lesson of Moses: Stay Optimistic and Don’t Give Up

The Book of Devarim, the last book of the Torah, is dominated by the personality of Moses, even more than the previous three books. It...

July 21, 2020 7:02 am
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Parshat Devarim: The Time to Follow

In the last month of his life, Moses gathered the people. He instructed them about the laws they were to keep and reminded them of...

August 12, 2019 9:49 am
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In Judaism, Teachers Are the Heroes

Imagine the following scenario: You are 119 years and 11 months old. The end of your life is in sight. Your hopes have received devastating...

July 26, 2018 1:49 pm
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The Revelation Is Taking Place Today

“Be Careful and Guard your Life Diligently, Lest You Forget The Events That Your Eyes Saw.” (Devarim 4:9) In the Pirkei Avot, we find a rather radical...

July 17, 2018 1:26 pm
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Parsha Devarim: The Effective Critic

The first verse of Devarim, the fifth and culminating book of the Torah, sounds prosaic: “These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel...

July 25, 2017 4:16 pm
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Devarim: The Book of the Covenant

As we begin reading the fifth and final book of the Torah this week, I would like to discuss three questions. First, why does the...

August 31, 2016 1:14 am
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The Unmatched Power of Joy

On October 14, 1663, the famous diarist Samuel Pepys paid a visit to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in Creechurch Lane in the city of...

July 22, 2015 12:42 pm
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Why Are There So Many Jewish Lawyers?

At the beginning of Devarim, Moses reviews the history of the Israelites’ experience in the wilderness, beginning with the appointment of leaders throughout the people...

August 15, 2014 6:14 am
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Listening Can Save Someone’s Life

"If only you would listen to these laws ..." (Deut. 7: 12). These words with which our parsha begins contain a verb that is a...

July 30, 2014 11:00 am
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The Role of a Leader is to Educate His People

It was one of the great moments of personal transformation, and it changed not only Moses but our very conception of leadership itself. By the end...

World

Jamaal Bowman Calls for End to Iron Dome Funding, Denounces AIPAC as...

US Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has recently intensified his anti-Israel rhetoric, condemning the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as...

Israel

Israeli Actress Shira Haas Wins Award for Role in Upcoming TV Series...

Israeli actress Shira Haas was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival on Tuesday night for...

Middle East

UN Committee Says Not Enough Evidence to Declare a Famine in Gaza

The United Nations Famine Review Committee (FRC), a panel of experts in international food security and nutrition, has cast doubt on the notion that the northern Gaza Strip is suffering...

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