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“The Torah was commanded to us through Moshe, an inheritance of the congregation of Yaakov.” (33:4)

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The word “morasha” (inheritance) is traditionally applied to the concept of Torah. By definition, this means that the Torah is to be viewed as Am Yisroel’s inheritance, which is transmitted from one generation to another. We may suggest another interpretation here. The concept of “kehillah” (congregation) has been misconstrued by many to mean that any assemblage of Jews, whatever its philosophic persuasion, is considered a Kehillas Yaakov. A Torah Kehilla must be founded and based on Torah principles which have been transmitted throughout the generations. This is the posuk’s message. The “Kehillas Yaakov”, the congregations of Yaakov should be viewed as an inheritance whose outlook and guidelines have been mandated from our ancestors.