During these days of Elul, we find ourselves in a state of war. Elul is a season of war, but not one of base physical means. Rather, it is a month of spiritual war – a month when we are empowered to launch an attack on the yetzer hara.
What’s the value of having two of something? Personally, I like to have backups, but when it comes to Torah matters, a backup is useless – there needs to be a use, an application, otherwise there’s no point. So what’s the value in the king writing two sifrei Torah?
This Shabbos we read the parsha Re’eh, coinciding with Rosh Chodesh Elul. The Bobover Ruv brings the Bas Ayin on Re’eh, that for Elul the name of the month, normally spelled, אלול, can be spelled as עלול instead, substituting the aleph with an ayin. The latter term, with an ayin, refers to a baby. Thus,…
In Parshas Eikev, we come across an important concept regarding how HaShem pays reward.
In Parshas Va’eschanan we get the biggest hits. It’s like the Q night but Torah trivia for klal yisroel. Who was it that Moshe prayed for? What is it we have to not just remember but also guard? The list goes on. I’d like to dial into the mantra of the Jewish people – shema.
In many ways, this is a tale as old as time. Imagery found in the Torah, true as it can be. A prophet takes the center stage, barely prepared for the raw power he faces off against.