July 28, 2021 ✦ 19 Av, 5781 ✦ Torah Portion: Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 ✦ Haftorah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 Torah Portion This Week: Eikev TorahMedia Audio Come Learn With UsJoin users worldwide searching for Jewish educational resources: Weekly Torah Portion, Jewish Holidays, Classic Jewish Texts, and Jewish Topics of Interest Recent Additions Torah Portion & Holidays Robbing the PoorBy Rabbi Yitzchok AdlersteinVaeschanan, Insights from Krakow, AdvancedJuly 22, 2021You began to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand. What power is there…that can perform according to Your deeds. Let me now ...read moreThe Soul PurposeBy Mordechai DixlerVaeschanan, Lifeline, BeginnerJuly 22, 2021Health is always a relevant topic, but recently it has been the overarching topic on the minds of practically all of humanity. That, we’ve ...read moreStep ONEBy Rabbi Label LamVaeschanan, Dvar Torah, BeginnerJuly 22, 2021Hear, Israel: HASHEM is our G-d; HASHEM is one. 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