Heaven and earth are the witnesses Moshe brings to make secure the promise the Jews pledge to keep the Torah. This way, if the Jews don’t keep the Torah the way we promised we would, heaven and earth can punish us (with storms, droughts, bad crops).Read More.
This week’s Torah portion recounted the song that Moshe taught the Jews to sing, the warning to the ages that only complete faith and adherence to G-d gets a person through life intact.Read More.
This week our Haftorah recounts the song King David sang when he was saved from all the battles and all his enemies. For our Jewish law segment this week, therefore, we will be doing a bit from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Samech-Alef which is the chapter that outlines the blessing of HaGomelRead More.
In this week’s Haftorah, King David spoke of his gratitude to G-d for the victories in his struggles and battles. We will do something very different this week, dear Friends of Belz who learn with us every week. Know that the entire world is here just to teach us to connect with G-d. You can learn G-dliness from the ant, from the cat, from the forces of nature. And, this week, we will learn our mission well from a war lord of China. Sun Tzu was a warrior in China about two thousand years ago. A successful warrior, I might add. He wrote a treatise on war, how to wage it, how to win it, how to prepare for it and why you must do so.Read More.
In this week’s Haftorah, King David explains that G-d deals with people according to people’s natures. G-d, so-to-speak, communicates with mankind in the language they know. That is why for this week’s Chassidic story, I chose a more light-hearted one that brings home this point.Read More.