Who Do You Fear?

Parashat Vayelech (He went) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:1–30 In this week’s Scripture portion, we read of Moses speaking about when leadership of Israel will be transferred to Joshua: So Moses went and spoke these words to … Read More

Without Excuse

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 There is something written in our weekly Scripture portion that always caught my eyes: For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor … Read More

Giving Him Our Best

Parashat Ki Tavo (When You Come) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 26:1–29:8 God was very clear in His instructions to Israel upon their arrival to the Land of inheritance: Then it shall be, when you enter the land … Read More

Does the Word Contradict Itself?

Parashat Ki Teitzei (When you go out) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 21:10 – 25:19 Could there be a contradiction in this week’s Scripture portion? In this week’s parasha we read: Fathers shall not be put to death … Read More

Confronting a Fellow Believer, God’s Way

Parashat Shoftim (Judges) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 – 21:9 Our text this week is another reminder that God’s justice is different from our human sense of justice! In Deuteronomy 17, we read that if someone commits … Read More

You’ve Been Warned

Parashat Re’eh (See or look…) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:26 – 16:17 Before I begin, I would like to encourage you to read my blog entries last year and the year before on this week’s Scripture portion, … Read More

Trusting When We Can’t See

Parashat Ekev (Because of) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:12–11:25 God’s justice is very different from our sense of justice. As I was reading this week’s portion, five verses from Deuteronomy 7 caught my attention. The beginning of … Read More

Amazing Grace

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg…) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 This week we read … And now, O Israel, hear the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to do, in order that you … Read More

Playing Favorites

Parashat Devarim (Words) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:1–3:22 Our weekly Scripture portion (parasha) reading brings us to a new book, Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy is an amazing book! I believe it is a very important book … Read More