Nitzavim and Veyelech - A Mother's Inspiration

In both Parshiyos Nitzavim and Vayelech we have gatherings of the entire Jewish people, men, women, and children. In Nitzavim everyone entered into a covenant with Hashem, and in Vayelech …

Ki Savo - Laws of the Land

Parshas Ki Savo opens with וְהָיָה֙ כִּֽי־תָב֣וֹא אֶל־הָאָ֔רֶץ, “And it will be when you come to the land”, and continues with bikurim and other mitzvos hateluyos ba’aretz, commandments that we …

Ki Teitzei - Centrality of Motherhood

Parshas Ki Seitzei includes the famous mitzvah of shiluach hakein, sending away a mother bird before collecting chicks or eggs from her nest. It’s a mitzvah that begs many questions, …

Shoftim - You Are Your Children's Best Mother

Parshas Shoftim addresses leadership in Klal Yisrael. We are told to appoint judges, officers and a king, and we are enjoined to listen to the Sanhedrin and Torah leaders in …

Re'eh - Be the Change!

There is a prohibition in Parshas Re’eh forbidding Jews from eating blood followed by a fascinating phrase.: לֹ֖א תֹּאכְלֶ֑נּוּ עַל־הָאָ֥רֶץ תִּשְׁפְּכֶ֖נּוּ כַּמָּֽיִם׃…לֹ֖א תֹּאכְלֶ֑נּוּ לְמַ֨עַן יִיטַ֤ב לְךָ֙ וּלְבָנֶ֣יךָ אַחֲרֶ֔יךָ “ You …

Vaeschanan - Love at the Root of All Relationships

Parshas Vaeschanan has a recurring theme which fits right in with these special days leading to Shabbos Nachamu, the love and connection between Bnai Yisrael and Hashem. וְתַ֗חַת כִּ֤י אָהַב֙ …

Books that Model Resilience

As a follow up to Parshas Chukas: Healing and Resilience, I compiled a booklist of children's books that model resilience and growth through challenges. Please add in your recommended books …

Parshas Devorim - Relevant Everywhere and In All Times

Sefer Devarim begins Moshe’s final speech to Bnai Yisrael as he prepares them for life without him and without the constant miracles of the midbar. The introduction to his speech …

Parshas Maasei - The Journey

Sefer Bamidbar concludes with Parshas Maasei, named for the 42 journeys that Bnai Yisrael took in the desert over the course of the 40 years between when they left Mitzrayim …