Rabbi Summers’ weekly parsha Vimeo video archive. Latest: October 23 — Noach: “But That’s What Everyone Does”
Weekly Parsha: Shoftim: Judicial system, idolatry, kings, kohanim, superstition, theft, exemptions from military service, rules of military engagement, responsibility for murder in a city.
Parsha Ekev: A promise of prosperity; conquest of Canaan; re: wandering in the desert; the danger of prosperity. re: earlier rebellions; the second set of Luchos; what Hashem wants from the Jews.
I. SUMMARY A. Balak approaches Bilam. Balak, king of Moav, viewed with dismay the Israelites’ victory over Emor. Dreading an invasion of his own country, he formed an alliance with his former enemies, the Midianites. Balak then sent messengers to ask Balam, a noted sorcerer, to curse the Israelites. Balam asked the delegation to […]
Parsha Chukos: The red heifer, the death of Miriam, Moshe striking the rock, the death of Aharon and serpents attack.