Five Quick Divrei Torah on Ekev 5781

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by R. Gil Student

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In less than ten minutes: 1) Rav Ya’akov Ettlinger on when we receive reward for mitzvos, 2) Ben Ish Chai on how Hashem relates to us in punishment, 3) Rav Yosef Karo on when fearing Hashem is easy, 4) Rav Moshe Feinstein on what it means to accept the mitzvos, 5) Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank on how to teach our children.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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