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Eikev: Limiting Beliefs

In this posuk, Moshe Rabbeinu set before the Jewish people the categories of human growth and accomplishments. To fear HASHEM To go in all of His ways. To love HASHEM. To serve Him with all of you heart and your soul. Each category is a world in and of itself and would take man a lifetime to accomplish. Together these four groupings comprise all of service to HASHEM and are the measure of the perfection…






Eikev: Hashem Gave you the Idea

The strength of my hand Historically, one of man’s greatest shortcomings has been taking credit for HASHEM’s work. Only too often does a man find success, and in his arrogance feels that his power and his might created his empire. The Torah warns us, “Remember — it was HASHEM who brought all this to be.” While this may sound like a straightforward concept, the Targum adds an intriguing twist. He defines the words, “HASHEM gave…






Eikev: Working for a Living- Great Life Test

For forty years living in the midbar, the Jewish people ate mon. The Torah explains that  one of the reasons that the mon was given to the Klal Yisroel was in order to test them. The Siforno explains the test: “Will you do His will when He gives you your sustenance easily without pain?” It seems that the Siforno is telling us that the fact that the Jewish nation didn’t have to work was one…






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