Shabbat is more than a day of refraining from worldly activity.

When experienced to its spiritual fullest, its holiness enlightens all other days of the week.

We invite you to enhance your Shabbat with these words of Torah.


The Kotel at sunset filled with people praying

How To Give to G-d (Parshat Reeh)

How To Give to G-d (Parshat Reeh)

Sinclair, Rabbi Yaakov Asher
August 6, 2021

The Torah considers someone who averts his eyes from the needy as though he worshiped idols…


Really every mitzvah that involves giving to our fellow beings is a reflection of our relationship with G-d… We have nothing to give except the giving itself. Everything else belongs to G-d.


…When we give tzedakah (charity) properly, we are acknowledging that we are merely the stewards of our wealth, that it’s not ours.


In addition, by using our possessions to serve G-d, we testify to the fact that the world has a purpose. We acknowledge that we, and everything we have, is part of G-d’s plan to bring this world to a state of perfection. That’s both our inheritance and our bequest.”