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.


David Citadel in Jerusalem. Old Jerusalem stone buildings in the old city

Parashat Shofetim: The Knock on the Door

Parashat Shofetim: The Knock on the Door

Mansour, Rabbi Eli J.
August 12, 2021

“Rain [which] is formed by the evaporation of water on the earth… is symbolic of the Hit’oreruta De’le’tata‘ – the awakening from down below.


When we take the initiative of performing Misvot, we ‘awaken’ blessing from the heavens. Our initiative is like the water’s evaporation, as our good deeds ascend to the heavens and then return to us in the form of divine blessing.


Dew, by contrast, originates from the heavens and symbolizes ‘Hit’oreruta De’le’ela,’ the inspiration initiated from above. Sometimes, when we…become too preoccupied with the daily rigors of life to give time and attention to God, He comes… to wake us up from our lethargy and draw us closer to Him… This is ‘dew,’ the inspiration that originates from the heavens, from God, and not from us.”