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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 July 28, 2021


My Thoughts 233 Laughter in Judaism

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2 days ago
233 Laughter in Judaism: Is there a place in Orthodox Judaism for laughter?

Re'eh 5

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2 days ago
Chp. 12 verses 25 - 31: Continues with the prohibition of eating blood and a warning to only bring sacrificial offerings in the place which God would choose. Also not to follow the ways of the nations that were being exiled from the land, and to not serve their idols.

Wednesday July 21, 2021


My Thoughts 232 Forgive or File

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1 week ago
232 Forgive or file: When someone hurts us do we forgive or do we just file it away and wait for them to err again FILE and then get even angrier then before. So how do we truly forgive?

Re'eh 4

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1 week ago
Chp. 12 verses 18 - 23: A continuation of the eating and slaughtering meat for personal consumption.

Wednesday July 14, 2021


My Thoughts 231 Tisha B'Av

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2 weeks ago
Tisha B'Av the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av. We the People, a thought on the state of the world today, the loss of the concept of WE, have we lost the art of Compromise. Hereditary traits!

Re'eh 3

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2 weeks ago
Chp. 12 verses 8 - 17: Moshe tells the people that they would be allowed to bring their peace sacrifices on private alters only until the land would be divided and God would chose a place for his Sanctuary. They private alters would be forbidden.

Parashas Eikev


Eikev 1

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3 months ago
Chp. 7 verse 12: Introduction, to the concept of listening even to the smallest of commandments.

Eikev 2

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3 months ago
Chp. 7 verses 13 - 26: Continues with the benefits of being obedient and following God's laws. Moshe is telling the people that they should be confident since God is in their midst.

Eikev 3

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3 months ago
Chp. 8 verses 1 - 4: A warning to not be overconfident the necessity to keep every commandment as if it was the only one.

Eikev 4

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2 months ago
Chp. 8 verses 5 - 18: After God has blessed you with everything, don't fall into the sin of arrogance and conceit. Self made man!

Eikev 5

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2 months ago
Chp. 8 verses 19 and 20: Moshe warns them against serving idols. Chp. 9 verses 1 - 17, here Moshe is warning the Nation against self righteousness.

Eikev 6

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2 months ago
chp. 9 verses 18 - 29: Moshe tells them what he did after he broke the first set of Tablets and how he had to plead with Hashem for their survival. Chp. 10 verses 1 - 6: Moshe continues with his narrative and tells them about the second set of Tablets and the wooden ark that he made.

Eikev 7

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2 months ago
Chp. 10 verses 7 - 12: Moshe continues relating to the people about past events. He then instructs them on how to serve God!

Eikev 8

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1 month ago
Chp. 10 verses 10 - 22; Moshe instructs the people about following tin the ways of God. Chp. 11 verses 1 - 12: A command to love and serve God. Moshe tells them that were eye witnesses to all the miracles that God performed for them. He reviews historical events such as Dasan and Avirum who were swallowed up by the earth. He also tells them of the benefits of living in the land of Israel that is watered by God, rather than by carrying buckets.

Eikev 9

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1 month ago
Chp. 11 verses 13 & 14: A lecture on the beginning of the 2nd chapter of the Shema Yisrael.

Eikev 10

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1 month ago
Chp. 11 verses 14 - 21: Continuation and conclusion of the 2nd paragraph of the Shema.

Eikev 11

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1 month ago
Chp. 11 verses 22 - 25: God promises the nation victory as long as they follow in His ways and cling to Him.

Parashas Eikev (2004 - 2007)


Eikev 1a

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8 years ago
Chp. 7 verse 12 - Chp. 8 verse 8: Introduction, Moshe continues his address to the nation and assures them of prosperity and good health if they follow Hashem's commandments. They need not fear the Canaanites as long as they destroy all forms of idolatry. Chp. 8, he tells them that the forty years in the desert were to teach them the discipline necessary to serve Hashem. For them to learn that "man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds from the mouth of Hashem." He then goes on to describe the seven species for which Israel is praised for.

Eikev 1b

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8 years ago
Chp. 8 verse 9 - Chp. 10 verse 7: He assures them that they will eat and be sated. However, he warns them that ingratitude would be severely punished, and they would share the fate of the previous nations. Chp. 9, he reminds them of their earlier acts of rebellion. That is was only because of his intervention that they were saved. Chp. 10, he reminds them that Hashem then commanded him to hew out a second set of tablets, so that Hashem could write the commandments on them. He then mentions the death of Aaron and that Elazar his son took his place.

Eikev 2a

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8 years ago
Chp. 10 verse 8 - Chp. 11 verse 17: He then tells them about Hashem separating the tribe of Levi to serve Him and that they would have no portion in the land. He said, what G-d wants is that you fear, love, and serve Him with all your heart and soul, by keeping all of His commandments. Chp. 11, Moshe reviews the many miracles and deliverance's that they had experienced on their journey. He assures them that the land that they were about to enter was one that Hashem had His eyes on from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. It continues with the second paragraph of the "Shema."

Eikev 2b

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8 years ago
Chp. 11 verses 17 - 25: Continues with the second paragraph of the "Shema." He assures them that if they go in the ways of Hashem and cling to Him, that G-d would drive out the nations before them and that everyone would fear them.


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