TableTalk: Behar

Why are there special laws only in for the land of Israel? And have you ever heard of positive peer pressure?

TableTalk: BeChukotai

In this week’s Torah reading, the last topic in all of the book of VaYikra is that if one wants to make a donation to the Beit HaMikdash, he/she can donate his/her value in money to the Temple.

TableTalk: Bamidbar

Can a parent and a teacher share the job of raising a child?

TableTalk: Nasso

In this week’s Torah reading, Parshat Nasso, we learn about a nazir – someone who decides to separate himself from wine and haircutting (physical pleasures) in order to dedicate their days to God and Torah only!

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TableTalk: Beha’alotcha

In this week’s Torah reading, Parshat Beha’alotcha, we learn about Moses’ complaint to God – that he just can’t lead the people alone. He needs help and support.

TableTalk: Shelach

In this week’s parsha, Parshat Shlach, the Jewish nation lets their fears take over. They send spies to see the Land that G-d has been promising them since Avraham, but instead of using the visit to generate excitement and practical tactics for conquering the land, they focus on the enemies that are there and declare that “on second thought, maybe this isn’t such a good idea.”

TableTalk: Balak

In Parshat Balak we learn about Bilaam, a famous non-Jewish prophet and sorcerer, and his eagerness to accept the job offered to him by Balak, king of Midyan, to curse the Jewish nation.

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TableTalk: Matot-Masei

In this week’s parsha, the Torah teaches us about keeping our promises and vows.

TableTalk: Devraim

In this week’s Parshat Devarim, Moshe reviews some of the highlights of the nation’s 40 years in the desert. One would assume that he chooses incidents that are particularly educational for Bnei Yisrael to think about. One such example is the sin of the spies.

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TableTalk: Re’eh

In this week’s parsha, the Torah commands the Jewish people to take care of its poor people.

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