Rabbi David Etengoff
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The Akedah represents the ultimate trial that any parent could possibly bear. It must have been exceedingly difficult for Avraham Avinu, who was the personification of gemilut chasadim. With his … more
This Shabbat Shuvah is named after the stirring words of Hoshea that are found in our haftarah: Return, O Israel (Shuvah Yisrael), to the L-rd your G-d, for you have stumbled in your iniquity. … more
Parashat Nitzavim contains a celebrated pasuk that is quite timely for these final days before Rosh Hashana: This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses [that I have warned] … more
The concluding section of our parasha, Ki Tavo, begins with an appeal for national reminiscence: And Moshe called all of Israel and said to them, “You have seen all that the L-rd did … more
Our parasha, Eikev, contains a phrase, familiar to many, that is found in the first blessing of the Shemoneh Esrei: “He is the great (hagadol), mighty (hagibor) and awesome … more
This week’s haftarah is the single most longed-for haftarah of the entire year. Until now, the Three Weeks and Tisha b’Av have forced us to focus upon the trials and tribulations of … more
Both parashat Korach and this week’s parsha, Pinchas, contain an unusual name of the Almighty: “They [Moshe and Aharon] fell on their faces and said, ‘O G-d, the G-d of the … more
Balak, king of Moab, is the namesake of our parasha. He believed that his country was existentially threatened by the fledgling Jewish nation and consequently sought to annihilate us before we … more
One of the many topics in our parasha, Chukat, is the passing of Miriam: “The entire congregation of the children of Israel arrived at the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people … more
The namesake of our parasha is Korach. It is not surprising, therefore, that most meforshim focus the majority of their exegetical efforts on this rabble rouser and his sycophants, Datan, Aviram … more
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