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Mitzvah; Mitzvot

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Mitzvah; Mitzvot: (lit. “commandment”); one of the Torah’s 613 Divine commandments; a good deed or religious precept; according to Chassidut, the word mitzvah stems from the root tzavta, attachment, the mitzvah creating a bond between G-d who commands and man who performs.
An Essay on Ki Teitzei
One end of the Torah is here on earth and the other end is in heaven, and it is on this bridge that G-d wants us to walk.
Every verse in the Torah is meant to be understood on many levels. When we look deeper into this verse, we can learn lessons that apply to all of us, even to someone who doesn’t own a house.
There are houses made of bricks, and houses built of effort and accomplishment. One can “build” up a friend to be a solid edifice of G‑d-centered living, or build a network that develops into an oasis of spirituality.
If the person is going to fall anyway, why should I have to take reponsibility?
Many view those less observant than them negatively. They may ignore them or even worse, tell them off and denigrate them.
Too often we build the house and assume that the “and they lived happily ever after” will just automatically happen.
The Kabbalistic approach to the weekly Torah reading
A caricature of neurotic self-absorption, or the most encouraging and optimistic perspective of reality in the history of human awareness?
Ki Teitzei
When the mother bird is driven from her nest, she cries bitterly for her brood.
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
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