Ki Tetze. Why do Mitzvot?
Prof Shalom Rosenberg compared mitzvot to one of two different laws: Are they akin to the requirement to wear an army beret or a seat belt?
Shoftim. Justice "In All Your Gates"
One cannot compare the experience of a judge who lives among those who he must guide and lead. The magistrate is part and parcel of the city
Ekev. The Lessons of Rain
Israel is a place where people look up to heaven in search of rain, not down to earth and its natural water supply. Why?
Re'eh. Open Hearts - Open Hands
The Torah repeatedly uses the term “brother” to depict the recipient of welfare. If we viewed a needy person as a sibling, would we not be
VaEtchanan. Spirit of the Law
The Torah leaves some of the ethics to our personal intuition and conscience. Our moral instincts are the divine voice within us.