PARSHAT EKEV

WHAT HUMANS NEED “Man does not live by bread alone.”  (Deuteronomy 8:3) Whenever I read the famous verse quoted above, I think about an old story.  A young minister runs a food kitchen for the homeless in the church.  As the homeless gather, before feeding them he...

PARSHAT DEVARIM

On the Shabbat before Tisha B’Av, known as Shabbat Hazon, Moses begins telling a new generation of Israelites their history.  What happened leading to the forty years of wandering in the desert?  Why did the older generation die off so that only a new generation could...