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Aug 28 2015, Elul 13, 5775
Torah reading: Ki Teitzei

In-Depth Sicha

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Parshat Shoftim – Appointing Kings

To view as a Designed and Printable PDF, click here. This week’s parsha expresses the directive that Israel appoint a king. Ironically though, when Israel asked for a king, G-d was disappointed with their request. The present Sicha answers this perplexing question and explains the true intent for a king in Israel. This week’s Parsha, … Read more

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Parshat Re’eh – The Signs of Kashrut

To view as a Designed PDF, click here. . This week’s parsha discusses the signs that make an animal kosher—split hooves and chewed cud. This Sicha analyses the spiritual significance of these two signs.   Parshat Re’eh discusses the various animals that are permissible to eat and those that are forbidden to eat. When the verse … Read more

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Parshas Devarim – A Vision From Afar

To view as a Designed PDF, click here.   On the Shabbat of Parshat Chazon, the Temple is shown to every individual from afar. This Sicha analyzes the seemingly contradictory ideas of being “shown” from “afar,” the reason why the actual Temples themselves did not help to improve the behavior of the Jewish people and … Read more

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Parshas Tetzaveh – The Essence of Moshe

To view as a Designed and Printable PDF, click here.   נדפס לזכות חיים מרדכי בן הרב שמואל לייב מרקל לרגל הכנסתו בבריתו של אברהם אבינו.   Though Parshas Tetzaveh alludes to Moshe multiple times, it makes no mention of Moshe, by name. This Sicha reveals the deeper relevance of this that is expressive of … Read more

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Parshas Yisro – Judging the People

To view as a Designed and Printable PDF, click here.   Yisro noticed the manner in which Moshe was judging the Jewish people and suggested a more efficient system of handling their cases. This Sicha sheds light on the reason that Moshe himself didn’t create a system of multiple judges to begin with, and an … Read more

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Parshas Bo – Logic and Beyond

To view as a Desgned and Printable PDF, click here.   The first mitzvah the Jewish people are given as a nation is the sanctification of the new month. This Sicha analyzes the centrality of this commandment and gives a fresh perspective to the concept of testimony.   This week’s Parsha recalls the first commandment … Read more