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Parshat Shoftim – Pop the Mitzvah!

Parshat Shoftim contains many mitzvot. In this Kitah Parshat Shoftim Game, match the first half of a “lo-ta’ase” (a negative commandment) with it’s second half. It’s tricky! If you need help, you can find the text of the Torah here. Good luck!

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Giving and Getting – a Thought for Parshat Ki Tisa 5781

Torah message for Parshat Ki Tisa 5781. This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

Every one of us would rather be on the “giving” side than the “getting”. The Gaon of Vilna teaches us that a single word in the parshah, as well as the “trop” – the cantillation of that word, teaches us a critical lesson about both giving and receiving.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.


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The Terrible “Bite” of Credit – An Important Message about Personal Finances from the Torah

Torah message for Parshat Mishpatim 5781. This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

Parshat Mishpatim teaches us about the prohibition of lending money to others with interest. In this brief lesson, Rashi teaches us that the language the Torah uses to convey this prohibition conveys a critical lesson about the danger of borrowing (or lending) with interest.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.


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“But I Want It!” Learning to Control Our Desires – Torah Thought for Yitro 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

As many look forward to the Super Bowl and the fun of the advertisements surrounding the game, we are reminded that the Torah teaches us that we may not “Covet.” How can we train ourselves not to want that which our heart desires? Ibn Ezara, in his commentary on the Ten Commandments, offers a suggstion.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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Preparing for the Light at the End of the Tunnel – Parshat Beshalach 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

How do we have hope in such a challenging time? We must follow the example of the righteous women of Israel who demonstrated their faith in the future through their actions.

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You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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Anyone Can Do Great Things – Parshat Bo 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

How do we encourage children that are not the best or strongest or tallest? What words of encouragement can we give that will inspire them to do their best and achieve great things? The Midrash teaches us a powerful lesson from the Korban Pesach that tells us that greatness is often found in the smallest package.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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God’s Role in the Pandemic – Parshat Vaera 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

As vaccinations begin and we think that we can see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we must also raise the complicated question of God’s role in the pandemic. As we see in the Parshah, the word “Magefah”, which is the Hebrew word for “pandemic”, implies the direct intervention of God in the world.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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Leadership, Ego and the Power of Words – Torah Thoughts for Parshat Shemot 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

Last night, President-elect Joe Biden told the world that, “The words of a president matter, no matter how good or bad that president,” the president-elect added. “At their best, the words of a president can inspire. At their worst, they can incite.” When Moshe meets God at the burning bush, one of his comments teaches us a great deal about how Moshe viewed himself, and how leaders can and should use their words.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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Yaakov’s Fishy Blessing – Parshat Hashavua for Parshat Vayechi 5781

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

What are fish doing in a blessing? Yaakov, in his blessing to Yosef’s children, makes a curious and seemingly strange choice of langauge connected to fish. Why does he choose this language? According to the Midrash, Yaakov teaches us a beautiful and powerful lesson about the importance of Torah and the blessings that we give to our children. In addition, he also reminded his grandchildren that their true home would always be the Land of Israel.

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Parshat Hashavua for Parshat Vayigash 5781 – The Tears of Yaakov and the Tenth of Tevet

This week’s lesson is with Rabbi Reuven Spolter

the “Yom Hakaddish Haklali” – the day of general kaddish that we recite for those whose yartzeit is not known, or who no longer has someone to say kaddish for them. As we read of the story in Vayigash of Yosef and Yaakov’s reunion, we encounter a different kind of mourning – one we should be mindful of as we fast this year.

You can find the source sheets here if you’d like to print them out for the Shabbat table.
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