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Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Eikev
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As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child-rearing. In that capacity, I have frequently been asked to review or give an opinion about any of the plethora of books on the subject of raising one's children.
Why is the Jewish People So Small?
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Near the end of Va’etchanan, so inconspicuously that we can sometimes miss it, is a statement with such far reaching implications that it challenges the impression that has prevailed thus far in the Torah, giving an entirely new complexion to the biblical image of the people Israel: The Lord did not set his affection on […]
The Test of the False Prophet
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Rather in the place that Hashem will select in (the portion of) one of your tribes, there you shall offer your Olah sacrifices and there you shall do all that I command you. (Sefer Devarim 12:14) The Torah requires that we obey the prophets. A prophet establishes his credibility by either performing a wonder or […]
Two Important Lessons from Moshe’s Final Address
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And at Taveyrah and at Masah and at Kivrot HaTa’avah you evoked Hashem’s anger. And when Hashem sent you from Kadesh Barneya saying, “Ascend and possess the land that I have given to you.” And you rejected the word of Hashem and you did not believe Him and obey His voice. (Sefer Devarim 9:22-23) 1. […]
The Shema and its Blessings
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Listen Yisrael Hashem is our G-d. Hashem is one. (Sefer Devarim 6:4) 1. The commandment of Keriyat Shema The standard morning and evening prayer service is composed of two fundamental components. The first of these components is Keriyat Shema. Keriyat Shema – the reading of the Shema – is the reading of three specific paragraphs […]