Ki Tetze: Who is “in” and who is “out”

By: Rav Herzl Hefter This week’s parsha tells of the unique status of four nations; Ammon, Moab, Egypt and Edom. Because of historical acts of cruelty and insensitivity these nations are barred from marrying into the Jewish People. According to our sages this is true...

Vayakhel: Seeing with the Heart

by: Batya Hefter “Moshe said to the children of Israel, ‘See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Yehuda, and he has filled him with the spirit of God – in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and with...