Parsha BaMidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)
May 23, 2014
Author: Glenn Harris

  The Yeshiva of Hard Knocks BaMidbar (“In the Wilderness”) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Rabbi Glenn The Torah portion for this Shabbat is BaMidbar, meaning “In the Wilderness”. It marks the beginning of the book of Numbers. As many of you know, the Hebrew names for the books of the Torah are derived from the key word […]

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Study Torah With Us!
August 28, 2013

You may have seen our weekly Torah portion whirlwind YouTube channel, Parsha in 60 seconds, but have you gotten a chance to read the commentaries from our friend, Rabbi Glenn Harris? It takes longer than a minute, but is well worthwhile! Both are available in the Judaica section of our website under "Parsha." Check out […]

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Parsha Nitavim-Vayyelech (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30)
August 26, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

  Stand and Affirm! Nitzavim-Vayyelech (Those Taking a Stand / And He Went) Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30 Rabbi Glenn The parashot for this week (two of them) are entitled Nitzavim, a word meaning “Those taking a stand” and Vayyelech, meaning “And he went”. The word used for “stand” is different from the common Hebrew verb for […]

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Parsha-Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19)
February 11, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Rabbi Glenn These days we have quite an array of tired, overused clichés at our disposal, such as “At the end of the day…” “When the rubber meets the road…” and so on… In fact, I recently happened upon a useful resource: The Dimwit’s Dictionary: 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases, and […]

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Parsha: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)
January 21, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Torah Portion Study: An Event to Remember Forever! Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) By Rabbi Glenn This Shabbat’s parasha is Beshalach which means “in his sending“, referring to Pharaoh finally letting the Jewish people go (after ten terrible plagues), and it takes us through Exodus chapter 17. When God led us out of Egypt, He didn’t take […]

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Parsha – Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) 
January 14, 2013
Author: Glenn Harris

Torah Portion Study:A Flawless Lamb Parasha Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16)        By Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus chapters 10 through most of 13. Despite God’s repeated warnings to Pharaoh, all of which went unheeded, and despite dire plagues poured out on Egypt, Pharaoh repeatedly hardened […]

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