A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: EKEV (DEUTERONOMY 7:12-11:25)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant In this week’s Parsha (EKEV), Moses continues his closing address to the Children of Israel, which he began in Parsha (DEVARIM), and expanded upon in last week’s Parsha (V’ETCHANAN). Moses clearly understands the risks for this new generation. They may not remember the miracles, which God had performed, to […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: NITZAVIM (DEUTERONOMY 29:9-30:20)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant After hearing the list of the 98 terrifying curses, at the end of last week’s Torah Parsha (KI TAVO), the people were devastated, and questioned whether they could possibly withstand such frightful punishments. Moses responded with the opening statement of Parsha (NITZAVIM): “You are all still standing this day […]

A ‘Bissel’ of Torah: KI TEITZEI (DEUTERONOMY 21:10-25:19)

By Joy Scott, Am Haskalah Congregant This week’s Torah Parsha (KI TEITZEI) occurs as the Children of Israel are at the brink of embarking on war with hostile nations, as they tirelessly struggle to reach the ‘Promised Land’. The Parsha comprises seventy-four of the Torah’s six hundred and thirteen commandments. The separate commandments, pertaining to […]