VaEtchanan 5781 – It’s Only Holy Because You Don’t Own It

Posted by Tovah Leah Nachmani on July 22, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, VaEtchanan, Devarim (Deuteronomy)

VaEtchanan 5781 – It’s Only Holy Because You Don’t Own It

Why does Moshe before he dies beg God to see the Land? Knowing human nature, what is the greatest pitfall about which Moshe warns the Israelites and their descendants? The Israeli Search and Rescue Delegation to Miami who made headlines, explain Rashi with the most important 5-word sentence on record: I only came to help.

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About Tovah Leah Nachmani

Tovah Leah Nachmani has been teaching a combination of Torah, Hebrew, Prayer, and Relationships Intimacy at Pardes for 20 years. She received her Teaching Certification with excellence in Tanach and Jewish Thought from the Michlelet Herzog Seminary in Gush Etzion, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, with a degree in Religion and Near Eastern Language and Literature. Tovah Leah has written and guided experiential learning programs for mothers and their daughters of Bat Mitzvah age at the Women's Beit Midrash in Efrat, where she previously taught Prayer and Jewish Thought. Prior to Pardes, she dedicated over 10 years to Jewish education, together with her husband Gabi, for Livnot U'Lehibanot ("To Build and Be Built") in Tzfat and Jerusalem. They co-authored the first Shabbat song book with Hebrew and transliteration, "Zemirot from Livnot", with over 50,000 copies purchased internationally. Tovah Leah invested her creativity to assist in developing Ayeka – an international organization training Jewish lay and professional leaders to facilitate Ayeka spiritual education seminars for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. She encourages and empowers her students to engage mind, heart and body in a transformative educational process. Tovah Leah is also a Holistic practitioner of Reflexology, promoting physical and emotional health. Tovah Leah and Gabi, who live in Gush Etzion, are the proud parents of seven children and the grateful grandparents of many grandchildren. Online learning: Click here to view online learning material from Tovah Leah on Elmad, online learning powered by Pardes. Contact:

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