Israel is the land of mutual responsibility

Israel is the land of mutual responsibility

Yisrael has sinned! They have broken the covenant by which I bound them. They have taken of the proscribed and put it in their vessels; they have stolen; they have broken faith! (Joshua 7:11) חָטָא יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגַם עָבְרוּ אֶת־בְּרִיתִי אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אוֹתָם וְגַם...
What we can learn from the mighty lion

What we can learn from the mighty lion

Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a great beast let out a cry from its den without having made a capture (Amos 3:4) הֲיִשְׁאַג אַרְיֵה בַּיַּעַר וְטֶרֶף אֵין לוֹ הֲיִתֵּן כְּפִיר קוֹלוֹ מִמְּעֹנָתוֹ בִּלְתִּי אִם־לָכָד ha-yish-AG ar-YAY ba-YA-ar...
“Thunders Over Mighty Waters”

“Thunders Over Mighty Waters”

According to Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, the word for ‘water,’ mayim (מים), provides an interesting example of the unique way in which the Hebrew word expresses the essence of the object it names. This word is spelled with two instances of the letter mem (מ) and one...
“As The Stars In Heaven”

“As The Stars In Heaven”

With this verse, Moses attempts to convince God to spare the Jewish nation, despite the egregious sin of the golden calf. He pleads with God to remember his oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that their progeny will inherit the land of Israel. Moses is concerned that if...