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Print PDF By Rabbi Naftoly Bier In this week’s portion, פרשת ואתחנן, we are introduced to the מצוה of “ואהבת את ה’ אלקיך”, “and you should love Hashem your G-d” – your G-d written in the singular! In chapter 7:8, the Torah states, “Rather, because of Hashem’s love for you…”.
Print PDF By Rabbi Shimmy Sternfield הבו לכם אנשים (פרק א’, פסוק י”ג) “Prepare for yourself men…” R’ Yaakov Kamenetsky, זצ”ל, points out that although the Hebrew word for “man”, singular, is איש, the word for “men”, plural, is אנשים. Based on the usual rules of Hebrew grammar, the word
Print PDF By Rabbi Naftoly Bier In תהלים קל”ז, Psalms 137, Dovid Hamelech describes in painful detail the exile of the Jewish people from Eretz Yisrael, ציון, to the Euphrates River in Babylon. “By the rivers of Babylon- there we sat and also wept when we remembered ציון.” The Medrash
Print PDF By Rabbi Naftoly Bier In chapter 37:12, במדבר לא:ב, Hashem instructs Moshe Rabbeinu, “נקום נקמת בני ישראל מאת המדינים, take vengeance for the Children of Israel against the Midianites…” The Ramban explains that though Moshe Rabbeinu had appointed his disciple, Yehoshua, but until the Jewish people had actually
Print PDF By Rabbi Naftoly Bier In במדבר כז:טז we find a unique פסוק, verse; in fact only once in the whole Torah is it mentioned “וידבר משה אל ה’ לאמר” “And Moshe spoke with sharpness, demand to Hashem, asking for a reply.” The word וידבר is used to connote