Posts tagged Rabbi Kook

Ki Tavo (When you enter)

Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1 to 29:8 In concluding his Third Discourse to the Israelites, Moses tells them to hear and pay attention to his words. Rabbi Kook extends this command to a discussion of how to best study Torah. In this week’s text, Moses is concluding his third discourse to the people before they enter the Promised […]

Ki Teitzei (When you go out)

Ki Teitzei

Deuteronomy 21:10 to 25:19 This week’s text presents 72 commandments for the Israelites to follow as they enter the Promised Land. For modern man, they shape the world that God desires…. But, how should we treat those laws we don’t understand? Last week we read about Justice. Torah tells us “justice, justice you shall pursue.” […]

Vayak’heil – P’kudei

Vayak'heil

Vayak’heil  (And he convoked or And he assembled)– Exodus 35:1 to 38:20 P’kudei – (Records or Accounts)Exodus 38:21 to 40:38 Final chapters of Sh’mot/Exodus– a double parsha. In Vayak’heil the materials for the construction the Tabernacle and the and the priestly vestments are assembled. The importance of Shabbat is again emphasized. In P’kudei the Tabernacle is […]

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