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.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Insight 5774-03: Ushpizin

For Succot
Not yet available on the Nishma website.

Study Question

1)It may be interesting to investigate such verses as Vaykra 23:43 -- is the succah to remind us of the Exodus or of the sojourn in the desert?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Insight 5774-02: Jewry Relates to God

For Yom Kippur
Not yet available on the Nishma website.

Study Question

1) In the Insight, we presented how the Melech concept connects to the relationship-contractual aspect of Yom Kippur. The King demands of us to reach our potential, How, however, does this relationship aspect connect to Kingship? How is God, as Judge of the world, different due to Yom Kippur?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Insight 5774-01: God Rules Humanity

For Rosh Hashana
Not yet available on the Nishma website.

Study Question

1) Why do we listen to commands? Why do we listen to anyone telling us something to do? There could be many different reasons and what we will find is that all of them would impact on our understanding of our relationship to God Who commanded mitzvot. This subject is worthy of further investigation.