Friday 31 July 2020
Parsha: Va'etchanan, "The Perception of Torah"
How does the world view us?
On the one hand, many see our laws as somewhat odd. Rashi himself writes, in the beginning of parshat Chukkot, that the nations of the world will mock us. Yet, doesn't Devarim 4:6 declare that the nations of the world will also see us, through our laws, as a "wise and understanding people"? So, which is it?
Should we expect the world to mock or praise us and our observance of mitzvot?
We invite you to look at the following Nishma Spark of the Week for a response to this question.