Weekly Parsha Thoughts

Eikev

Parshas Eikev The passuk warns a person who will become wealthy and has houses, cattle, silver, and gold, that he may say “כחי ועוצם ידי עשה לי את החיל הזה, my strength and the power of my hand made for me this...
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Va’eschanan

The passuk states כי מי גוי גדול אשר לו אלוקים קרובים אליו כה’ אלוקינו בכל קראנו אליו which Onkelos translates “Since who is the great nation that G-d is close to it, to accept its davening in time of distress, as Hashem...
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Devarim

The passuk tells us that Moshe spoke to the entire Bnei Yisrael בעבר הירדן במדבר…, across the Yarden in the desert. Rashi is bothered, didn’t Moshe speak to them in Arvos Moav across the Yarden, as it states at the end of...
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Matos-Masei

Hashem commanded Moshe, “נקום נקמת בני ישראל מאת המדינים take the revenge of Bnei Yisrael from the people of Midyan,” which infers that this is the Bnei Yisrael’s revenge. However the following passuk states that Moshe commanded the nation, “Arm yourselves לתת...
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Pinchas

The passuk states “יפקד ה’ אלקי הרוחות לכל בשר איש על העדה.” Rashi explains that Moshe Rabbeinu requested from Hashem who is the G-d of all spirits to appoint a person over the entire gathering. Why is Hashem described as “the G-d...
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Balak

The passuk states in Parshas V’zos Habracha, ולא קם נביא עוד בישראל כמשה אשר ידעו ה’ פנים אל פנים there was no prophet like Moshe Rabbeinu whom Hashem became known to him face to face. The Sifrei explains, a prophet will not...
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