What we discussed: Eikev

Posted on August 22, 2022

Shalom TBAY!

Wondering what we discussed this past Shabbat? Here is a link to Friday Night’s D’Var Torah: Prioritizing the Little Things.

On Saturday, we discussed the commandment to love the stranger, which follows the description of God as providing food and clothing for the stranger. We noted that many of our usual commentators have not had much to say about this verse, whereas there is extensive commentary on other verses about this topic. We considered the connection to how we were treated as strangers in the land of Egypt – first well and then enslaved. We discussed whether it means not to judge someone else for something you do yourself, as Rashi suggests. Or perhaps it is a warning to us because someday we would be strangers and this is how we would want to be treated. What do you think? Here is a link to the Source Sheet.

Shavua Tov!

— Rabbi Rubin : )