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Parashat Va’etchanan 5781

What Makes us Different? This week’s portion, Va’etchanan וָאֶתְחַנַּן‎ (and I pleaded), recounts one of the most emotional and profound speeches in history; it is Moshe’s personal message to his beloved nation, Israel. God had allowed him to climb up, to contemplate the land of Israel, but he didn’t only see the physical land; the future of […]

Parashat Va’etchanan 5780

What will it Take to Turn the Tide? Av 11 5780 The word Va’etchanan וָֽאֶתְחַנַּ֖ן, “I pleaded” is related to the word חַנַּ֖ן chanan which means grace or mercy. It depicts someone who is requesting an undeserved gift. In Gematria, the sum of its letters is 515, which according to our sages, represents the number […]