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105 - Ki Seitzei 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
106 - Ki Seitzei 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
107 - Ki Seitzei 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
108 - Devarim 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
108 - Ki Savo 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
109 - Devarim 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
109 - Ki Savo 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
110 - Devarim 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
110 - Ki Savo 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
111 - Devarim 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
111 - Ki Savo 4
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
113 - Re'eh 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
117 - Devarim 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
117 - Ki Seitzei 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
118 - Devarim 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
118 - Ki Seitzei 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
119 - Ki Savo 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
120 - Ki Savo 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
121 - Ki Savo 3
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
125 - Ki Seitzei 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
126 - Ki Savo 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
127 - Ki Savo II
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
32 - Devarim - Crying Over Hashem- Third Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the third aliyah of Parshas Devarim, Moshe retells the story of the meraglim (spies). We cried for nothing on that night, claiming that Hashem hated us and was bringing us to a terrible land. Bnei Yisroel projected their own hate onto Hashem, who loves us and wants what is best for us. However, Bnei Yisroel could not tolerate being completely dependent on Hashem, and wanted to distance themselves from being so needy and reliant. Yet it is impossible to separate from dependence on Hashem-rather, any distance that we experience stems from our need to recognize and appreciate our connection with Him.
34 - Devarim - Devarim & Chazon- First Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Parshas Devarim is always read on Shabbos Chazon. In the first aliyah, we read about the rebuke that Moshe gave to Bnei Yisroel, naming the places where they angered Hashem. Originally, we were supposed to enter Eretz Yisroel without having to fight a war, straight from Har Sinai. However, with the sin of the meraglim, we created a separation between us and Hashem and distanced ourselves from the open connection that we had previously. On Tisha B'av, we mourn the lack of connection and cry because of our unnatural state, being outside of Eretz Yisroel. When we cry the proper tears, Hashem will bring us back to where we are meant to be.
35 - Ki Seitzei - Ani L'Dodi, Marriage & Faith- Third Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
True loyalty demands a constant awareness of Hashem's presence and His will, much like what a husband-wife relationship demands. As the Rambam describes, our Ahavas Hashem will then be selfless, much like the model of a perfect marriage. This single-minded selflessness is expressed by the perek of Tehillim we say during the Yomim Noraim-L’Dovid Hashem Ori. This is truly the time of year to develop a higher quality relationship.
36 - Ki Savo - One G-d, One Nation: The Covenant & Rosh Hashana
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the third aliyah of Parshas Ki Savo, there is a mutual acceptance between Hashem and Bnei Yisroel. We accept Hashem as the only force in our lives, and Hashem accepts us a His treasured, chosen nation. Since Hashem does not lack anything, it is difficult to understand this parallel. Although we cannot say that He relies on us in the complete sense that we depend on Him, Hashem completely depends on Bnei Yisroel in order to have His presence revealed in the world. It is our ultimate job and mission to spread His name and let His glory be revealed on this earth.
37 - Devarim - Justice and Geulah- Second Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the second aliyah of Parshas Devarim. Moshe Rabbeinu talks about the appointment of judges, as he could not judge Bnei Yisroel alone. The idea of proper justice is intertwined with geulah. When we appreciate and understand Hashem's involvement in the world, we will not turn to dishonest conduct. If we can be proper emissaries of Hashem and take care of people in the world, showing them that Hashem wants things to be fair and good, we can open up the doors to redemption.
37 - Nitzavim - Accepting Responsibility for Others
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the third aliyah of Parshas Nitzavim, we learn about how the community is responsible for the thoughts and actions of the individual. When we entered into Eretz Yisroel, there was a new kind of communal responsibility that we accepted upon ourselves. On Rosh Hashana, we daven that the whole world should come together to serve Hashem. We recognize that one person's failing matter to the entire community, and accept the new level of mutual connection.
38 - Ki Seitzei - Yefas To'ar - Finding or Searching- First Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Although a soldier is permitted to take an eishes yifas toar, it is not presented as an ideal situation. This relationship is one of passion and 'love at first sight', not one that is sought out and developed over time. The ultimate satisfaction and meaning in life does not come through instantaneous pleasures, but rather hard work and development. Yom Kippur is the climax of this process, a day when we find pleasure in connecting to Hashem through a relationship that we have developed, without indulging in any of the temporary, physical pleasures.
39 - Ki Savo - Deep Gratitude- First Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the first aliyah of Parshas Ki Savo, the mitzvah of bringing bikkurim is described. When we thank Hashem for the first fruits, we start by tracing our roots back to Lavan, acknowledging many steps along the way that brought us to Eretz Yisroel. This depth of appreciation requires thought and investigation, and is not a superficial expression of thanks. When we properly express our gratitude, we connect to Hashem in a deeper way, and open up the possibility for Him to send more blessing into our lives.
40 - Nitzavim - Teshuva - Uncovering Reality
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
We continue our discussion about derishah, seeking and searching for connection to Hashem the truth. Although it seems like there are many barriers to find anything G-dly, we learn in Parshas Nitzavim that the good is really inside of us. We have a guarantee that the Jewish people will return and do teshuva, we only have to uncover the good that is already within us. We pray that Hashem should give us the ability to recognize the truth in our hearts, to return and serve Him properly.
40 - Shoftim - The King & The King of Kings- Second Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the second aliyah of Parshas Shoftim, Bnei Yisrael are instructed regarding the specifics of appointing a melech. As we appoint a human king, it is critical that we remember the King of all Kings, and make sure that His will remains our ultimate driver. The human king needs to reflect humility and carry a Torah with him at all times in order to convey this critical idea to Bnei Yisrael.
41 - Ki Seitzei - The Purpose of Mitzvos- Second Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Parshas Ki Seitzei contains many mitzvos, all of which have an inherent value in improving a human being. We do not do mitzvos because Hashem needs us to accomplish certain things on His behalf; rather, He gave us the mitzvos in order to make us into better people. Rosh Hashana is the anniversary of the creation of man, when Hashem blew a neshama into us. All of the mitzvos that we do are in order to refine our Tzelem Elokim, to make us in the image of G-d, enabling us to become great.
42 - Ki Savo - Demanding of Hashem- Second Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
43 - Nitzavim/Vayeilech - Covenant for the Generations- Second Aliyah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Devarim - Different Times, Same Voice
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Haazinu and Succos - Surrounding and Surrounded
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Haazinu and Yom Kippur - So Close to Heaven
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Savo - Bikkurim as Teshuva
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Savo - Mature Aspirations
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Savo - Upholding the Standard
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Seitzei - Bringing on Blessing
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Seitzei - One Thing Leads to Another
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Ki Seitzei - To Live To Enjoy
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Nitzavim - Still Standing
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Nitzavim - You Shall Return
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Re'eh - Seeking Hashem
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Shoftim - Justice Justice You Shall Pursue
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Shoftim - The Next Best Thing to Being There
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
A Thought on Shoftim - The Refuge of Teshuva
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe