fbpx

Nitzavim: Rosh Hashana- Issues of the Day

The Molochim’s position Molochim (angels) see with a brilliant, piercing clarity. Having no physical limitations or impediments, they perceive reality to an extent that we mortals can only dream about. So then, why did the Molochim contend that the Jewish People should say Hallel on Rosh Hashanah? Isn’t obvious that the solemnity of the day makes it inappropriate to sing? What was the Molochim’s perspective, and what did HASHEM made clear to them? Issues of…






Nitzavim: Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

After many grave warnings against leaving the ways of the Torah, Moshe Rabbeinu tells the Klal Yisroel that learning and keeping the Torah is within easy grasp of each of us. “Acquiring it doesn’t require wings to fly to the heavens, and studying it doesn’t demand crossing oceans.” Rather, Torah is well within the reach of each person. Rashi, in commenting on the words, “It is not in the heavens,” adds the explanation: “For if…






Nitzavim: A Glimpse into the Upper Worlds

On his last day of life, Moshe Rabbeinu addresses the Klal Yisrael. After a thorough explanation of the vast rewards and ghastly punishments that hinge on the choices made, he offers a final note: Let the heavens and the earth bear witness. Rashi explains that Moshe was giving them a tool to help them stay on the proper path. “Look at the heavens and the earth did they change their ways? Did the sun ever…






Yom Kippur

THE SIN OF THE GOLDEN CALF With the entire Nation gathered at the foot of Har Sinai, Moshe Rabbeinu went up to receive the Torah. When he came down forty days later, the Jewish People were in a very different state than when he had left them. Through the influence of the mixed multitude, they were engaged in a form of idol worship. While it’s true that the vast majority of the people didn’t actively…






Get The Shmuz on the go!