What's up with the interest rates on home loans this past year? The last time they were this low my Zayde was driving a DeSoto. And why is it a big deal, anyway? Well, lands and houses represent real, tangible, valuable holdings. That's why it's called "Real Estate". Of course, though Alexandra and I do have a mortgage and are
The Jewish people have been in the wilderness for 40 years. The previous generation, the generation that left Egypt, despite seeing so many signs and wonders, were faithless. The Lord was angry with that wicked generation, and would not allow them to enter the Land of Israel. A new, faithful generation was needed. We now have that new generation. We
Moses knows that he is about to die, but before he does, he wants to instruct the new generation about what’s really important. Let’s continue with Moses’ second great speech, starting in chapter 7 verse 12: Then it shall come about, because (ekev) you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep
Mankind has tried many forms of government over the millennia, with varying degrees of success. In this week's Sedra, the organizational structure for the government of the Holy People is detailed for us. What are the essential elements for a good society? Good religion is essential - the true knowledge of the Living God who alone can really help us.
This Sedra deals with the social and economic life of the Chosen People. With the social and economic life of Western Civilization deteriorating, there is much that we can learn from these wise principles for the Holy Nation. Marriage is foundational for a healthy society. Men and women need to come together, and have children, and raise the next generation.
We are in Moses' third discourse. Let's pick up in chapter 29, and verse 10. He is speaking to the entire nation, including the leaders, the men, women, children, and the aliens who lived among us. The Lord wanted all of us to enter into a covenant with us. This covenant that was mediated by Moses, included laws, and also
Shortly before he died, Moses uttered an amazing prophecy: "So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the Lord your God has banished you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey
Moses, one of the greatest men who ever lived, a mighty Deliverer, a wonderful Teacher of God's Law, a worker of miracles, a great Prophet, a Priest, a Leader of Israel, Mediator of a Covenant, Builder of the Dwelling Place of God, and yet the most humble of men, is about to die. The Lord speaks to Moses for one
The Jewish people have been in the wilderness for 40 years. The previous generation, the generation that left Egypt, despite seeing so many signs and wonders, were faithless. The Lord was angry with that wicked generation, and would not allow them to enter the Land of Israel. A new, faithful generation was needed. We always want to remember the generation