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Parshat Ki Tavo
The connection between the start of a new year and the 98 curses read in this week’s Torah portion.
When G-d communicates with us from a place closer to His essence, we don’t understand Him clearly. Was that a hug? ’Cause it felt like a slap in the face . . .
the warnings are not merely a scare tactic on behalf of G‑d and Moses, they are an actual description of the persecutions that the Jews will experience in the future.
We tend to start out with rosy ideals or images of how good everything is going to be. Then, at some point, for many of us, we are challenged by situations which seem almost unbearable...
Question: Is there such a thing as "taharat klalot" ("curse removal")? Recently, everything that could -- and some things which we thought couldn't -- go wrong, has. My son told me that someone suggested that we look into the possibility of "taharat klalo...
A courtroom. A judge reads off the charges. The defendant took his victim, drugged him, called in several of his assistants and methodically, with forethought cut the man's stomach open, removed organs, put in foreign substances...
All these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you (28:15) Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi himself served as 'baal korei' and read the weekly Torah portion in his synagogue. One year, Rabbi Schneur Zalman was away from Li'ozna for the Shabbos that the s...
The prophet Jeremiah proclaims: “From the Supernal One’s word there cannot emerge both evil and good” (Lamentations 3:38). Indeed, if G‑d is the essence of good, can there be evil in His work?
It is forbidden to curse another Jew
Leviticus 19:14 "You shall not curse (even) the deaf" We are forbidden to curse any Jew. Though this Negative Mitzvah mentions the deaf, it applies to all people. We may think that expressing anger or frustration against a deaf person and uttering a curse...
It is forbidden to curse a ruler
Exodus 22:27 "Nor shall you curse the ruler of your people" We are forbidden to curse a Jewish king, our Torah leaders, or government officials.
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