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Listen to Your Prophets . . . But Don’t Be Deceived!

D'Var Torah By: Reuven Firestone

August 17, 2016
Our parashah this week raises a very interesting question about prophets and prophecy. It also raises an important issue about how to relate to other forms of monotheism. In Deuteronomy 18 God speaks to Moses about the people of Israel with these words: "I will raise up for them from among their own people a prophet like yourself, in whose mouth I will put My words and who will speak to them all that I command; and anybody who fails to heed the words [the prophet] speaks in My name, I Myself will call to account" (Deuteronomy 18:18-19).

The Just Inheritance

D'Var Torah By: Mona Alfi

June 12, 2015
Focal Point Adonai spoke to Moses, saying, "Among these shall the land be apportioned as shares, according to the listed names." (Numbers 26: 52-53) The daughters of Zelophehad, of Manassite family—son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Joseph—came forward.