In this week's portion, the Torah lists 98 different curses, all of which materialized during the exiles, inquisitions, pogroms and Holocaust. What caused all these terrible calamities? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat! Don't forget - selichot for Ashkenazim begin on Motzaei Shabbat (Saturday night). May we all be written and signed in the Book of Life for a wonderful New Year 5777, amen!