Parshat Nitzavim 5779: The Eternality of the Nitzavim Covenant

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua for Nitzavim is sponsored by Sender and Shoshana Schwartz and family (nowmypcworks@gmail.com) of Ramat Beit Shemesh who wish all of Ramat Bet Shemesh a Kesiva Vechasima Tova. To the Schwartz family, many thanks for your sponsorship, and a thank you to Sender Schwartz and staff at PC Works for speedily and efficiently handling, expediting and resolving computer problems and facilitating a new laptop after the previous one died, and transferring all of my programs, files and data in record time. As that Phillies announcer, who passed several years ago used to say, Sender Schwartz, “You ARE the Man.” And PC Works is easily THE best computer lab in all of Beit Shemesh. And many thanks for your continued kindnesses. read more

Parshat Ki Tavo 5779: Vidui Bikkurim — Paradigm for Expressing Appreciation to One’s Host, and for Other Kindnesses?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Ki Tavo is co-sponsored by Shlomo and Shoshana Weis of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for hotslocha to entire Weis family and for a refuah shleima for Rachel bat Chaya Perel, and by Yechiel and Tova Nussbaum, also of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated lilui nishas for Tova’s cousin Irene Greenwald. To the Weis and Nussbaum families, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Ki Teitsei 5779: Expressing Unity, and Taking Collective Responsibility vs Acquiescense to Evil?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Ki Tzeitzei is sponsored by Drs. David and Malka Blass of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for a Refuah Shleima for the Cholim of the community. To the Blass family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua.

Please forward to your relatives and friends and encourage them to sponsor a Parshat HaShevua. And please be in contact with me with any questions, or for further details. read more

Parshat Shoftim 5779: The Role of Kingship in a Torah Halachic State

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Shoftim is being co-sponsored anonymously dedicated lilui nismas for Devorah bat Yechiel Michel Of Blessed Memory and by Mordechai and Gila Bernstein dedicated in honor of the recent engagement of their son Shalom Moshe and Shoshana Katzenstein. To both the Bernstein family and our anonymous donor, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses and good wishes.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Re’eh 5779: The Detrimental Effects of Factions and Factionalization

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Re’eh is sponsored by Matis and Marla Sklar of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for Refuah Shleima for Matis’ parents, Shmuel Chaim ben Sheina and Devorah bat Toba. To the Sklar family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Eikev 5779: Preventing Righteousness from Causing Conceit and Perfecting Ourselves

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Eikev is sponsored by Dov and Lauren Greenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated in honor of their son Moshe Yitzchak’s birthday and Elisha’s graduation from Masiftah. To the Greenberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Va’etchanan 5779: Moshe as a Paradigm of the Power of Prayer

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Va’etchanan is sponsored by Dov and Bracha Moses of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for a refuah shlaima for Rachel bat Chaya Perel and Shmuel ben Rivka and lilui nishmas both Chaya Perel bat Chaim Mordechai and Yehudit bat HaRav Me’ir Moshe. To the Moses family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Devarim 5779: Historical Variations Regarding the Sin of the Spies?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Devarim is being sponsored by Ari and Rifka Stern of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of ???? their children, their new grandson and their sons-in-laws — that they should all be matzliyach to do the Ratzon Hashem. To the Stern family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses and good wishes.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Masei 5779: How Much Do You Love, Cleave to and Possess Eretz Yisrael?

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Masei is being sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parshiyot Matot/Masei and for the health and wellbeing of their children and family. To the Rosenberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Matos 5779: Why Does Moshe Include Half of Shevet Menashe With Shevatim Reuven and Gad on the East Side of the Yarden?

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Matot is being sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parshiyot Matot/Masei and for the health and wellbeing of their children and family . To the Rosenberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. read more