Welcome to the Nishma Insight Discussion Forum blog.


The NISHMA INSIGHT is our popular dvar Torah, distributed almost every week by e-mail, that touches upon an important concept in the Parsha, theme in a holiday or event in contemporary society.

Often, readers respond, via e-mail, with comments that initiate a further dialogue. Through this Discussion Forum, we now wish to open this dialogue to others. If you have a comment on the INSIGHT, we invite you place to your comments here; then we invite everyone to join the discussion.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Insight 5777-26: THE FULL ROLE OF THE KOHAIN

For Parshat Pekudei
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, March 17, 2017

Insight 5777--25: TIME TO IMPROVE

For Parshat Ki Tisa
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, March 10, 2017

Insight 5777-24: WHAT, REALLY, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO REMEMBER?

For Parshat Zachor, Ki Teistzei and Beshalach
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, March 3, 2017

Insight 5777-23: "Separation of Church and State"

For Terumah
Not yet available on the Nishma website


One may wonder how the ideas developed in the Insight may impact on the concept of Freedom of Religion which would seem to flow from this separation of church and state. Does the Torah, thus, accept no concept of Freedom of Religion? On one hand, this would seem obvious but given that the Jewish People have benefited from this concept as practiced by others, it would seem difficult to dismiss it outright. 

In this regard, please see my latest shiur on Koshertube on "Religion and Freedom of Religion" at http://koshertube.com/videos/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=4&task=videodirectlink&id=23990 and also available on the new Koshertube of Youtube site at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9oy8aH5joo  



Friday, February 24, 2017

Insight 5777-22: THE REAL TORAH ETHOS

For Mishpatim
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, February 17, 2017

Insight 5777-21: The Torah Nation

For Yitro
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, February 10, 2017

Insight 5777-20: THREE DAYS WITHOUT TORAH

For Beshalach
Not yet available on the Nishma website


 It should be noted that the Rav then extends his idea to further explain the similar value in all readings of Tanach. We, thus, also gain similar strength in all readings of a haftara and the megillot.  - RBH