Monthly Archives: October 2007

Vayera: Sodom and Dor Deah


The Heilige Ishbitzer cites the Arizal who writes that the people of Sodom reincarnated into the Generation of the Wilderness. The generation of the Wilderness is known as the Dor Deah. Perhaps this is alluded to in the verse where … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayera 5767


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayera 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this weeks parashah it is said that subsequent to Avraham circumcising himself, HaShem appeared to Avraham. What was the reason for this unexpected visit from HaShem? Rashi, quoting the Gemara … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this weeks parashah the Torah records a dispute between Avraham and his nephew Lot. Avraham discovers that Lot is allowing his shepherds to graze the sheep in other people’s … Continue reading

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Lech Lecho 5768: Where we come from


It is said (Bereishis 15:1) al tira Avram, do not fear Avram. The Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 76:1) states that it only states “do not fear” regarding one who has what to fear. The Heilegeh Ishbitzer writes that when Avraham killed … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Noach 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Noach 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this weeks parashah the Torah records how HaShem nearly destroyed the world by bringing a flood. The only survivors of this devastation were Noach and his immediate family members. While … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim V’Zos Habracha-Bereishis 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim V’Zos Habracha-Bereishis 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah This Shabbos is Parashas Bereishis, when we commence the cycle of the Torah reading. Prior to Bereishis we have Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah, and there is a time-honored tradition … Continue reading

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