Archive for August, 2010

Latest Satire from the Con-The-World Group: “The Bomb”

August 29th, 2010

The Iranian Bomb — The Song

Parshiyot Nitzavim/Vayeilech 5770: Mutual Responsibility — Key to The Ge’ula?

August 28th, 2010

by Moshe Burt Our Parsha Nitzavim sets the tone for the final doubleheader parshiyot by opening with Moshe Rabbeinu addressing the B’nai Yisrael on the final day of his life: “Atem Nitzavim HaYom… You are standing today, all of you, before Hashem, your G’d…. for you to pass into the convenant of Hashem, …that Hashem… […]

Parsha Ki Tavo 5770 — The Merit of Careful, Thoughtful Mitzvot

August 22nd, 2010

by Moshe Burt Parsha Ki Tavo continues in the same theme track with last week’s Parsha Ki Teitzei and several of the previous Parshiyot in discussing Mitzvot which teach kindness, compassion and attentiveness to others. Ki Tavo begins with the Halachot of Bikkurim — the first fruits which were brought to the Kohen as a […]

Parsha Ki Teitsei 5770: Kindness, Unity and Collective Responsibility

August 15th, 2010

by Moshe Burt Parsha Ki Teitsei teaches numerous Mitzvot such as; returning lost items to their rightful owners, loaning money to one’s fellow Jew free from interest, what one is permitted to or prohibited from taking from another Jew as loan security, Shatnes (wool and linen together), Tzitzit, and dealing fairly and truthfully with one’s […]

Parsha Shoftim 5770: Israeli Governance: Justice in Judgement, or Subversion of Righteousness?

August 8th, 2010

by Moshe Burt The third posuk of our Parsha reads; “Tzedek, Tzedek tierdof…” Righteousness, righteousness (also rendered Justice, Justice) you shall pursue that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord, your G’d gives you.” (Sefer Devarim, Perek 16, posuk 20) This posuk follows immediately after the opening of our Parsha in which […]