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The hope of this site is to be educational and inspirational. I see the Torah as an instruction manual given to us by a benevolent Father in heaven to help us navigate our lives, with stories and examples for us to learn from.
BIBLE = Book of Instruction By which to Live on Earth
FROG = Forever Rely On G-d
Frogs only jump forward not backward. So too must we continue to move forward in our quest for spirituality and contentment.

Wednesday August 10, 2022


My Thoughts 279 Balak

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279 Balak. Why would the sages name a portion in the Torah after Balak? Why not Billaam? What do we learn from all of this?

Nitzavim 1

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Chp. 29 verses 9 & 10: An introduction to the portion. Moshe speaks to the whole nation in this portion on the day that he was to die.

Thursday August 4, 2022


Ki Tavo 11

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Chp.28 verses 24 - 48: A continuation of the admonitions/curses given over to the Jewish nation by Moshe before he died!

Ki Tavo 12

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Chp, 28 verses 48 - 69: The conclusion of the Admonitions/ curses. Chp. 29 1 - 8: Moshe prepares the people before he dies, he writes a sefer Torah for each of the tribes.

My Thoughts 278 Tisha B'Av

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278 Tisha B'Av, (We the People). A thought about the fast of the 9th day of the month of Av!

Wednesday July 27, 2022


Devarim 11

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2 weeks ago
Chp. 28 verses 24 - 48: A continuation of the admonitions/ curses given over to the Jewish Nation by Moshe before he died!

My Thoughts 277 The Three Weeks 2022

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My Thoughts 277 The Three Weeks. A thought on the three week period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av. A time of misery and destruction for the Jewish Nation throughout history.

Parashas Va'etchanan


Va'etchanan 1

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Chp.3 verses 23 - 25: Introduction, Moshe realizing that he is about to die and that the people have not prayed to God for him, he offers his own prayers to God in the hope that God will allow him to enter the land of Israel.

Va'etchanan 2

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Va'etchanan 3

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Chp. 4 verses 5 - 11: Moshe continues to speak to the people about the foundation of faith.

Va'etchanan 4

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Chp. 4 verses 12 - 22: We continue with Moshe giving over to the people the foundation of our faith.. He then continues with the importance of allegiance to God Almighty.

Va'etchanan 5

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Chp. 4 verses 23 - 30: Moshe continues with warnings about the future and their addiction to serving idols. But in the end they will return back to God.

Va'etchanan 6

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Chp. 4 verses 31 - 40: Moshe continues with the theme of allegiance to God. He reminds them of all that they saw at the giving of the Torah something that no other nation has ever experienced before or after. He reminds them of their connection to the forefathers, their ace in the hole.

Va'etchanan 7

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Chp. 4 verses 41 - 49: Moshe designates 3 cities on the East side of the Jordan as Cities of Refuge even though they would not become operational until Yehoshua would designate 3 Cities of Refuge in Israel proper.

Va'etchanan 8

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Chp, 5 Verses 1 - 15: Moshe reviews the first 4 commandments of the 10 commandments.

Va'etchanan 9

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Chp. 5 verses 16 - 30: Continues with the 5th commandment and then the last 5 commandments on the 2nd tablet. The chapter concludes with Moshe reviewing the revelation at Mt. Sinai.

Va'etchanan 10

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Chp. 6 verses 1 - 5: A lecture on understanding the meaning and instruction of the Shema.

Va'etchanan 11

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Chp. 6 verses 5 - 9: Continuing with the 1st paragraph of the Shema Yisrael

Va'etchanan 12

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1 year ago
Chp. 6 verses 10 -25: The portion continues with a warning about the dangers of prosperity. A command to keep the commandment. Chp. 7 verses 1 - 11: Finishes with a warning against assimilation.

Parashas Va'etchanan (2004 - 2007)


Va'etchanan 1b

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Chp. 4 verses 2 - 38: Moshe warns the people to follow the commandments meticulously, and to cling to Hashem. If they do so they will be a great nation. He tells them that he will die and not lead them into the land. He warns them what the consequences will be if they do not follow the ways of Hashem. He assures them that the path to forgiveness will always be open for them.

Va'etchanan 2a

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10 years ago
Chp. 4 verse 39 - Chp. 6 verse 3: Moshe concludes his warnings to the people. Continues with him designating three cities of Refuge, for whoever kills someone by accident. Chp. 5, Moshe repeats the Ten Commandments, and reviews their experience at Mt. Sinai.Chp. 6, Moshe warns the people to keep the Torah so that they will be able to receive the land that flows with milk and honey.

Va'etchanan 2b

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10 years ago
Chp. 6 verse 4 - Chp. 7 verse 11: Begins with the first paragraph of the "Shema." Moshe then once again warns the nation to keep G-d's laws so that they could inherit the land. Continues with the question of the wise son and the answer. Chp. 7,he warned them against intermarriage, since that would lead to abandoning Hashem and His laws. He reminded them that they were a holy nation, and it was their duty to observe G-d's commandments.


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