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, July 28, 2017

Insight 5777-39: AVEILUT AND TZOM

For Tisha B'Av
Not yet available on the Nishma website

Friday, July 21, 2017

Insight 5777-38: FINDING THE BALANCE

For Parshat Mattot
Not yet available on the Nishma website


It is interesting to note, in consideration of the thoughts expressed in the Insight, the midrashic view that the tribe of Gad was really motivated, in their request for this land on the other side of the Jordan, by a desire to remain in the land in which Moshe was buried. They wanted to stay near their teacher. See Yalkut Shimoni, Vezot HaBracha 962.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Insight 5777-37: Dignity

For Parshat Balak
Not yet available on the Nishma website