Parashat Va'Etchanan 5782: Endless Love



The theme of love resonates and resounds in this week’s Torah portion of Va’etchanan, and this Shabbat is known as ‘the Sabbath of Consolation’ and itself conveys a message of Divine love. Our Torah portion features the Shema prayer, the ultimate declaration of faith in the Oneness of the Creator…and we are commanded to love G-d ‘with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might.’  But how do we go about loving G-d? How could Torah command us concerning what we should be feeling? And how do we get to know G-d well enough to love Him? What does it really mean to love Him with all our heart, soul, and might?


The Torah portion of Va'Etchanan (Deuteronomy 3 : 23 - 7 : 11) is read on Shabbat Nachamu - the 'Sabbath of Consolation' - Menachem Av 15, 5782 – August 13, 2021

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Rabbi Chaim Richman Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone



Jerusalem Lights Podcast Episode 118 : The First Fruits of Shavuot



The 49 days of counting the Omer reach their conclusion this Shabbat, and the Festival of Shavuot, called by Torah 'The Festival of the First Fruits,' begins at the conclusion of Shabbat. Shavuot is the anniversary of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and we prepare to receive Torah anew, with great joy and anticipation! 

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Rabbi Chaim Richman Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone