Torah Commentary Archive

Parashat Behar

May 21, 2022 by Bettijane Eisenpreis Then you shall sound the horn loud; in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month – the Day of Atonement – you shall have the horn sounded throughout the land and you shall hallow the fiftieth year. You shall proclaim release throughout the land for all …

Parashat Mishpatim

January 29, 2022 by Bettijane Eisenpreis When you encounter your enemy’s ox or ass wandering, you must take it back to him. When you see the ass of your enemy lying under its burden and would refrain from raising it, you must nevertheless raise it with him. Exodus 23: 4-5 Parashat Mishpatim is an incredibly …

Parashat Va-Yeshev

November 27, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis And when he told (his dream) to his father and brothers, his father berated him. “What,” he said to him, “is this dream you have dreamed? Are we to come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow low to the ground?” So his brothers were wrought up …

Parashat Nitzavim

September 4, 2021 by Bettijane Eisenpreis “You are standing this day, all of you, before the Lord your God – your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp …” — Deuteronomy 29:9 The lines quoted above are among the most …