(5775) The Individual and the Community

מרן הרב אשר וייס

"ראה אנכי נתן לפניכם היום ברכה וקללה" “Behold, I place before you today blessing and curse.” The commentaries note a seeming discrepancy in this possuk.  It begins in the singular tense with the word "ראה", and then continues with the plural "לפניכם".  What is this meant to teach us? Some explain this as a subtle…

(5774) Compassion in thought and deed

מרן הרב אשר וייס

There are two similar teachings of our Sages, which at first glance appear to convey the same message. Yet on closer inspection, we see that each one has its own unique and vital significance. The first teaching is based on a possuk in this week’s parsha, אחרי ה' אלוקיכם תלכו – “Follow after Hashem your…