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[Dvar Torah] Toldot

In this week’s Parsha, Parashat Toldot, we learn that Rivka and Yitzhak had no children for twenty years. They prayed to G-d to conceive a child. Eventually, their prayers were answered, and Rivka became pregnant with twins, who were later named Esav and Yakov (Esau & Jacob). Rivka was told that these twins would eventually become two rival nations.

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[Dvar Torah] Noach

In this week’s Parsha - Parshat Noach - G-d told Noah, the only good man in a world full of violence and corruption, to build a large wooden ark. “A Great flood”, says G-d, “will wipe out all life from the face of the earth, but the ark will float upon the water”

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[Dvar Torah] Ha’azinu

Parashat Ha’azinu mainly consists of a song by Moshe delivered on the very last day of his life. Moshe sings about the experiences shared between him and the Jewish people, starting with a reminder about how G-d has taken care of the Jewish people, before shifting to criticism of all the Jewish people’s mistakes. 

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[Dvar Torah] Nitzavim and Rosh Hashanah

This week's parsha, Nitzavim, is always read on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. This passage has numerous parts that relate to Rosh Hashanah. The book of Nitzavim discusses our devotion to G-d, The Torah, as well as the mitzvot. Moshe talks about the covenant between G-d and Israel, insisting that Israel uphold the covenant and follow the ways of the Torah for a meaningful life in the land of Israel.

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