Parshat Shemot
The Brick Report for Religious Zionism Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Shmot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - The Brick Report for Religious Zionism Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Shmot - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 In our Parasha, the Torah describes the process of the sinking into the exile and servitude, and the spiritual assimilation to the Egyptian culture. Chazal emphasized that the be...

Parshat Shemot
The point of choice is greatness: For Parshat Shemot Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald -   The Parsha elaborates on the biography of Moshe Rabbeinu, in and as a result of the increasing enslavement in Egypt. Moshe was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter and raised in the palace of Pharaoh, separated from the people of Israel, and from the life of servitude, and describes the stages...

Parshat Shemot
Exclusivity or Partnership National Strategy in the Light of Emunah - For Parshat Shemot Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald "Strategy in the light of Emunah (faith)" is fundamentally different from regular strategy, which is built exclusively on man and his capabilities. A regular strategic outlook is based on the principle of exclusivity – as if only man determines and shap...


Parshat Va'era
The Leadership of the Faithful Shepherd - Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vaera - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 - The Leadership of the Faithful Shepherd Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Vaera - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald- 5769 The events of the past week require us to re-examine fundamental issues, including the significance of leadership in the light of Jewish sources. The beginning of our Parasha i...

Parshat Va'era
Parshat Va'era- ע"ח - Parshat Va'era – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The end of the previous Parsha and the beginning of the present one describe a difficult dialogue between Moshe Rabbenu and G-d on the subject of the enslavement, and the disparity between Moshe's expectations regarding the progress of Am Israel's redempt...

Parshat Va'era
Human Strategic Limitations and the Intervention of Divine Leadership - Parshat Va'era – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The end of the previous Parsha and the beginning of the present one describe a difficult dialogue between Moshe Rabbenu and G-d on the subject of the enslavement, and the disparity between Moshe's expectations regarding the progress of Am Israel's redempt...


Parshat Bo
The Obsession about the Rabbis Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Bo - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5769 - The Obsession about the Rabbis Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Bo - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5769 Parashat Bo concludes the period of the Ten Plagues. An intensive year in which Moshe Rabbeinu conducts a political process with Pharaoh: "The plagues of Egypt twelve months, etc." (סדר עול ...

Parshat Bo
The Cornerstone of National Strategy – Remembering the Exodus from Egypt - Parshat Bo - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In Parshat Bo, Am Israel leaves Egypt. The harsh galut (exile) and oppression in Egypt finally end. Our writings on the weekly Torah reading focus on the examining the parsha from a strategic point of view, allowing us to glean from it the "cornerstones" of...


Parshat Beshalach
Sectoral propaganda Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Beshalach - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 - Sectoral propaganda Parsha and its fulfillment - Parashat Beshalach - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5769 On the seventh day of the Exodus from Egypt, the people of Israel find themselves in danger of national existence. Trapped between the rock and the hard place. The sea ahead of them, the mounta...

Parshat Beshalach
Fitting the Strategy to the National State of Mind - Parshat Beshalach – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha opens with the exodus from Egypt to Eretz Israel. Immediately the Torah delineates G-d's strategy, which determined the route through which He would take Am Israel out of Egypt and toward the Land of Israel: "And it was, when Pharaoh sent ou...

Parshat Beshalach
Fitting the Strategy to the National State of Mind - Parshat Beshalach – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha opens with the exodus from Egypt to Eretz Israel. Immediately the Torah delineates G-d's strategy, which determined the route through which He would take Am Israel out of Egypt and toward the Land of Israel: "And it was, when Pharaoh sent ou...


Parshat Yitro
Parshat Yitro – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - Hierarchy and Strategy for Spiritual Leadership Parshat Yitro – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our parsha is named after Yitro who "added (yiter) one parsha to the Torah" (Mechilta and Shemot Rabbah), for which he is given credit. Yitro encounters the judicial and leadership method of Mosh...

Parshat Yitro
Hierarchy and Strategy for Spiritual Leadership - Parshat Yitro – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our parsha is named after Yitro who "added (yiter) one parsha to the Torah" (Mechilta and Shemot Rabbah), for which he is given credit. Yitro encounters the judicial and leadership method of Moshe Rabbenu: "And the nation stood before Moshe, from the morni...


Parshat Mishpatim
Jewish Judiciary Strategy – Judging Under G-d - Parshat Mishpatim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Mishpatim deals with monetary laws defining obligations between one person and another. Between the lines we also hear the encompassing world view, the underlying principles of the judicial laws of the Torah. Every nation and state has its own...


Parshat Terumah
The Strategy of Raising Resources for a National Project of Holiness - Parshat Terumah- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of my dear friend Minister Uri Orbach z"l Parshat Terumah is the first in a series of the final five parshiot of Sefer Shemot which describe the process of creating the Mishkan (tabernacle). The intricate level of detail reflects the fundament...


Parshat Tetzaveh
The Strategy of Forming the Nation – The Mishkan in the Heart of the Camp - Parshat Tetzaveh – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Towards the end of the parsha, the Torah commands the nation to observe "days of inauguration" and to conclude the construction of the Mishkan, and also reminds us the G-dly purpose of the Mishkan: "That I will meet with you (the nation) there and speak...


Parashat Ki tisa
Parshat Ki Tisa 5778- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - The Strategy of Protective Leadership Parshat Ki Tisa - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of my dear Mother Nechama Shenvald z'l whose first Yortzeit falls this week  Our parsha centers on the sin of the golden calf, which was one of the most severe crises in the history of Am Isra...

Parashat Ki tisa
The Strategy of Protective Leadership - Parshat Ki Tisa - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of Daniel Bat Eliyahu Mordechai Zonenfeld z"l Our parsha centers on the sin of the golden calf, which was one of the most severe crises in the history of Am Israel, and threatened to destroy the nation, G-d forbid. "And now, let Me be and I w...

Parashat Ki tisa
Orderly Step-by-Step Spiritual Strategy or Spontaneous Inspiration? - Parshat Ki Tisa תשע"ו – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of Chaim Tubali of blessed memory In our parsha we will read a second time the Divine command to commission Betzalel to build the Mishkan: "The Tent and the Ark of the Testimony and the cover which is on it… And the Table and its utensils...


Parashat Vayakhel
Three-Dimensional Strategy for Choosing a Leader - Parshat Vayakhel Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha is one of the five final parshiot of Sefer Shemot; their subject is the building of the Mishkan and the indwelling of G-d's presence upon Am Israel. Our Parsha deals with the final stage of the construction of the Mishkan, the national project...

Parashat Vayakhel
The Strategy of Unique Community Life - Parshat Vayakhel תשעו – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald At the beginning of our parsha Moshe convenes the nation and instructs them regarding Shabbat and constructing the Mishkan: "And Moshe assembled the entire community of B'nei Israel and said to them: these are the things that G-d commanded to do: s...


Parashat Pekudey
The Strategy of Transparency and Public Hygiene and the Fight against Corruption - Parshat Pikudei תשע"ו– Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our parsha is the conclusion of the national project of constructing the Mishkan, and G-d's bestowing Hashra'at Shechinah (the indwelling of the Divine Presence). At its close, Moshe Rabbenu presents the nation with an exact account of the amounts o...

 

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