Parshat Devarim
Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Devarim - Chazon – 5780 The Curse of the contrarian disposition and the Redemption - The Curse of the contrarian disposition and the Redemption אֵיכָ֥ה אֶשָּׂ֖א טָרְחֲכֶ֥ם וּמַֽשַּׂאֲכֶ֖ם וְרִֽיבְכֶֽם How can I bear the trouble of you, and the burden, and the bickering! Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Devarim - Chazon – 5780 Moshe Rabb...

Parshat Devarim
Mishnah Torah - to Repeat, to Change Parsha and it’s Implementation - Dvarim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5779 - משנה תורה – לִשנות כדי לְשנות Mishnah Torah - to Repeat, to Change Parsha and it’s Implementation - Dvarim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – 5779 The Chumash of Dvarim is named after the opening of our Parasha: אֵ֣לֶּה הַדְּבָרִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבֶּ֤ר מֹשֶׁה֙ אֶל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל בְּעֵ֖בֶר הַיַּרְד ...

Parshat Devarim
Parshat Devarim - The Strategy of Public Criticism which Builds the Future Parshat Devarim – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald This Shabbat we will begin the Book of Devarim – the Mishneh Torah ("review of the Torah") and the Book of Reproof. In learning our parsha we will examine the strategy of public criticism whose p...

Parshat Devarim
The Strategy of Public Criticism which Builds the Future - Parshat Devarim – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald This Shabbat we will begin the Book of Devarim – the Mishneh Torah ("review of the Torah") and the Book of Reproof. In learning our parsha we will examine the strategy of public criticism whose purpose is to improve the future, as well as how to direct c...


Parshat Vaetchanan
Faith, comfort and hope in times of crisis Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Va’etchanan – 5780 - "Shabbat Nachamu" - Faith, comfort and hope in times of crisis Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Va’etchanan – 5780 - "Shabbat Nachamu" (Shabbat of Consolation- This optimistic Haftarah is read following the fast of Tisha B'Av, to bring comfort after Tisha B'Av's sadness.) We...

Parshat Vaetchanan
Recognize the right - to praise and take responsibility Parasha and its implementation – Va’etchanan - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Recognize the right - to praise and take responsibility Parasha and its implementation – Va’etchanan - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 Parashat Va’etchanan opens with the plea of ​​Moshe Rabbeinu to G-d to enter Eretz Yisrael: " וָאֶתְחַנַּ֖ן אֶל־ה' בָּעֵ֥ת הַהִ֖וא לֵאמֹֽר׃…. אֶעְבְּרָה־נָּ֗א ...

Parshat Vaetchanan
Parshat Vaetchanan-Nachamu – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - National Consolation as a Cornerstone of Strategy Parshat Vaetchanan-Nachamu – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Vaetchanan usually falls on "Shabbat Nachamu" which follows Tisha B'Av. It is named after the Haftarah which begins with the word Nachamu: "Be consoled, be consoled My nation says you...

Parshat Vaetchanan
National Consolation as a Cornerstone of Strategy - Parshat Vaetchanan-Nachamu – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Parshat Vaetchanan usually falls on "Shabbat Nachamu" which follows Tisha B'Av. It is named after the Haftarah which begins with the word Nachamu: "Be consoled, be consoled My nation says your G-d. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and tell her...


Parshat Eikev
"My own power and the might of my own hand" Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ekev - 5780 - "My own power and the might of my own hand" Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ekev - 5780 A comparison between the situation that existed in the world before the corona crisis and the situation now indicates some dramatic changes. One of them is related to t...

Parshat Eikev
Afula and the 613 Mitzvot Parsha and its Implementation – Ekev - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Afula and the 613 Mitzvot Parsha and its Implementation – Ekev - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 Our Parasha is named after its opening Pasuk: " וְהָיָ֣ה ׀ עֵ֣קֶב תִּשְׁמְע֗וּן אֵ֤ת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים֙ הָאֵ֔לֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֥ם וַעֲשִׂיתֶ֖ם אֹתָ֑ם וְשָׁמַר֩ ה אֱלֹהֶ֜יךָ לְךָ֗ אֶֽת־הַבְּרִית֙ וְאֶ ...

Parshat Eikev
Parshat Ekev - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - The Strategic Danger of Meteoric Success Parashat Ekev – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In Sefer Devarim, Moshe Rabbenu addresses Am Israel at the gates of Eretz Israel. In his words, Moshe surveys events since the Exodus from Egypt and prepares the nation for the future, for the anticipated entry in...

Parshat Eikev
The Strategic Danger of Meteoric Success - Parshat Eikev – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In Sefer Devarim, Moshe Rabbenu addresses Am Israel at the gates of Eretz Israel. In his words, Moshe surveys events since the Exodus from Egypt and prepares the nation for the future, for the anticipated entry into Eretz Israel and taking possession of the...


Parshat Re'eh
Where, when, how, and by whom The Parasha in the everyday life– Parashat Re’eh - 5780 Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - Where, when, how, and by whom The Parasha in the everyday life– Parashat Re’eh - 5780 Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of the late Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz On the morning of the 28th of Iyar 5728 (1967) we were in a shelter in Safed with our late mother. All the fathers, includin...

Parshat Re'eh
Fateful elections in Elul Parsha and its Implementation – Re’eh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Fateful elections in Elul Parsha and its Implementation – Re’eh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 Our Parasha opens with blessings and curses: רְאֵ֗ה אָנֹכִ֛י נֹתֵ֥ן לִפְנֵיכֶ֖ם הַיּ֑וֹם בְּרָכָ֖ה וּקְלָלָֽה׃ אֶֽת־הַבְּרָכָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּשְׁמְע֗וּ אֶל־מִצְוֺת֙ ה' אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֧ר אָנֹכִ֛י ...

Parshat Re'eh
The Strategic Significance of the Unity of the Spiritual and the Sovereign Capital - Parshat Re'eh - The Strategic Significance of the Unity of the Spiritual and the Sovereign Capital Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In our Parsha we are commanded to lay one of the foundations of the Jewish nation, building "Beit HaBechirah" (the Temple) and establishing the "spiritual c...

Parshat Re'eh
The Strategic Significance of the Unity of the Spiritual and the Sovereign Capital -  Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In our parsha we are commanded to lay one of the foundations of the Jewish nation, building "Beit HaBechirah" (the Temple) and establishing the "spiritual capital" of Am Israel. "...to the place which the Lord your G-d will choose from all your tribes to p...

Parshat Re'eh
The Strategic Significance of the Unity of the Spiritual and the Sovereign Capital - Parshat Re'eh – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In our parsha we are commanded to lay one of the foundations of the Jewish nation, building "Beit HaBechirah" (the Temple) and establishing the "spiritual capital" of Am Israel. "...to the place which the Lord your G-d will choose from all your tribes to p...


Parshat Shoftim
Justice and the separation of powers shall you pursue Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life- Parashat Shoftim - 5780 - Justice and the separation of powers shall you pursue Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald In memory of the late Mr. Moshe Nissim Shrem, father of the late Lt. Harel Shrem (The Yeshiva is named after him) The Parasha in the everyday life- Parashat Shoftim - 5780 A reformed society has always needed to...

Parshat Shoftim
Sovereign kingdom and Kingdom of Heaven Parsha and its Implementation - Shoftim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - Sovereign kingdom and Kingdom of Heaven Parsha and its Implementation - Shoftim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 In our Parasha, the Torah deals with the King's appointment: …וְאָמַרְתָּ֗ אָשִׂ֤ימָה עָלַי֙ מֶ֔לֶךְ כְּכָל־הַגּוֹיִ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר סְבִיבֹתָֽי׃ שׂ֣וֹם תָּשִׂ֤ים עָלֶ֙יךָ֙ מֶ֔לֶךְ אֲשׁ ...

Parshat Shoftim
"Until it Falls" – The Strategy of Israel's Wars on Weekdays and on Shabbat Parshat Shoftim Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - "Until it Falls" – The Strategy of Israel's Wars on Weekdays and on Shabbat Parshat Shoftim Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Meir Harel, Modiin - Ofakim The Parshiot of Sefer Devarim contain entire chapters on military theory. One of them is in our parsha (Devarim 20:19): When...

Parshat Shoftim
"Until it Falls" – The Strategy of Israel's Wars on Weekdays and on Shabbat - Parshat Shoftim Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald – Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Meir Harel, Modiin - Ofakim The Parshiot of Sefer Devarim contain entire chapters on military theory. One of them is in our parsha (Devarim 20:19): When you lay siege to a city many days to fight against it and conquer it…build a sie...


Parshat Ki Teitze
It started long before it happened Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ki Tetze – 5780 - It started long before it happened Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ki Tetze – 5780 In memory of the late Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg (Former chief justice- Dayan of the Jerusalem Rabbinical High Court) Recently, a shocking rape case was published that...

Parshat Ki Teitze
You can't ignore it Parsha and Its Implementation – Ki Tetzeh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - You can't ignore it Parsha and Its Implementation – Ki Tetzeh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 The Mitzvah of Hashabat Abeida (return a lost item) which appears in our Parasha, is one of the most familiar and learned mitzvot from an early age. But expanding the learning from the Rishonim and A...

Parshat Ki Teitze
Parshat Ki Teitze – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - The Mitzvah of the Railing and the Strategy of Faith and National Security Parshat Ki Teitze Parshat Ki TeTeitze – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Occasionally one of the 613 mitzvot, which is relevant to a specific situation, is actually a foundation and general principle in Judaism. This is th...

Parshat Ki Teitze
The Mitzvah of the Railing and the Strategy of Faith and National Security - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Occasionally one of the 613 mitzvot, which is relevant to a specific situation, is actually a foundation and general principle in Judaism. This is the case with the mitzvah of the railing in our parsha, which relates to the obligation of homeowners to ensure the safety...

Parshat Ki Teitze
The Mitzvah of the Railing and the Strategy of Faith and National Security - Parshat Ki TeTeitze – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Occasionally one of the 613 mitzvot, which is relevant to a specific situation, is actually a foundation and general principle in Judaism. This is the case with the mitzvah of the railing in our parsha, which relates to the obligation of homeowners t...


Parshat Ki Tavo
Preserving the National Consciousness and Mind Engineering Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ki Tavoh – 5780 - Preserving the National Consciousness and Mind Engineering Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life – Parashat Ki Tavoh – 5780 Our Parsha begins with the Commandment of the Bikurim. (The First-fruits or Bikurim were a sacrificial gift brought up to the altar). Bringing the fi...

Parshat Ki Tavo
It doesn't finish even if it seems so. Parsha and its Implementation – Ki Tavoh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 - It doesn't finish even if it seems so Parsha and its Implementation – Ki Tavoh - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5779 A long-awaited look at something to happen, a long-term effort to achieve some goal or fulfill some ideology means, that when it happens or when it´s reached, it seems that we can fi...

Parshat Ki Tavo
Agriculture in Israel – Holiness or a Strategic Means for Survival - Parshat Ki Tavo – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our Parsha opens with the Mitzvah of Bikurim, an agricultural Mitzvah unique to Eretz Israel, which entails bringing the first fruits of our agricultural labors to Beit HaMikdash. "And you will take from the first of every fruit which you will bring from...

Parshat Ki Tavo
Agriculture in Israel – Holiness or a Strategic Means for Survival - Parshat Ki Tavo – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald Our parsha opens with the mitzvah of Bikurim, an agricultural mitzvah unique to Eretz Israel, which entails bringing the first fruits of our agricultural labors to Beit HaMikdash. "And you will take from the first of every fruit which you will bring from...


Parshat Nitzavim
We stand in sectoral and national unity Parsha and its implementation - Nitzavim 5779 - Rosh Hashana 5780 Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - We stand in sectoral and national unity Parsha and its implementation - Nitzavim 5779 - Rosh Hashana 5780 Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald At the opening of Parashat Nitzavim, Moshe Rabbeinu congregates the entire nation and brings them into a unity status and a covenant: אַתֶּ֨ם נִצָּבִ֤ים הַיּוֹם֙ ...

Parshat Nitzavim
Let us search and examine our ways, within the Religious Zionism Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald                                     The Parasha in the everyday life- Parashat Nitzavim – 5780 - Let us search and examine our ways, within the Religious Zionism Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald                                  &nbs...

Parshat Nitzavim
Parshat Nitzavim- Rav Eliezer Shenvald - Parshat Nitzavim - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald "G-d will not agree to forgive him. For then G-d's wrath and jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curses written in this book will rest upon him…" (Devarim 29:19) Forgiveness is one of the foundation stones of the mutual relationships bet...


Parshat Vayelech
The single and plural Teshuva Parsha and its Implementation - Vayelech - Shabbat Teshuva and Yom Kippur - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 - The single and plural Teshuva Parsha and its Implementation - Vayelech - Shabbat Teshuva and Yom Kippur - Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 Shabbat Vayelech is also "Shabbat Teshuva" and preparation for Yom Kippur. In our Parasha, the Torah commands the status of the “Hakhel” -Assemble. And we se...


Parshat Haazinu
The repentance and the social component Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life- Shabbat Teshuvah / Yom Kippur and Parashat Ha’azinu - 5781 - The repentance and the social component Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The Parasha in the everyday life- Shabbat Teshuvah / Yom Kippur and Parashat Ha’azinu - 5781 At the end of the poem in Parashat Ha'azinu, Moshe Rabbeinu commands the people: וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶם֙ שִׂ֣ימוּ לְבַבְכֶ֔ם לְכָל־הַדְּב ...

Parshat Haazinu
Harvest! Ruth! Parsha and its implementation – Ha'azinu – Sukkot- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 - Harvest! Ruth! Parsha and its implementation – Ha'azinu – Sukkot- Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald - 5780 Parashat Ha'azinu signs with parting words from Moshe Rabbeinu, in anticipation of his expected death: " וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר ה' אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה בְּעֶ֛צֶם הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר עֲלֵ֡ה אֶל־הַר֩ הָעֲבָרִ֨ים ...

Parshat Haazinu
The Song of Ha'azinu The Song of the Eternal Strategic Covenant between G-d and Am Israel - Parshat Ha'azinu – Rabbi Eliezer Shenvald The song of Ha'azinu – the song of the eternal covenant between G-d and Israel - is, in a way, the "contract" of the covenant which was made between G-d and Am Israel before they entered the Land. Parshat Ha'azinu is unique in that the Talmud itself div...

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