18 August 2016

Shabbat Nachamu 5776: Who Needs Hasbarah?

15 Menachem Av 5776
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashah Va'etchanan

If we would just submit to the will of HKB"H and obey His instructions, we would have no need to keep trying to explain ourselves to the world.

Moshe Rabeinu is speaking to Klal Yisrael

"...See, I have imparted to you laws and rules, as the LORD my God has commanded me, for you to abide by in the land that you are about to enter and occupy. Observe them faithfully, for that will be proof of your wisdom and discernment to other peoples, who on hearing of all these laws will say, “Surely, that great nation is a wise and discerning people.”

"For what great nation is there that has a god so close at hand as is the LORD our God whenever we call upon Him? Or what great nation has laws and rules as perfect as all this Teaching that I set before you this day?" (Devarim 3.5-8)