Monthly Archives: December 2007

Nedarim 7b: Dasan and Aviram did not get away with murder


The Gemara states that that the source for the precept that poverty is akin to death is from that which it is said (Shemos 4:19) Hashem said to Moshe in Midyan, “Go, return to Egypt, for all the people who … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shemos 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shemos 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah This week we commence a new book in the Torah, the Book of Shemos. The Ramban refers to the Book of Shemos as the Book of Geulah, Redemption. In continuing with … Continue reading

Posted in Moshe, Reb Yaakov Emden, Ridvaz, Shabbos, Shemos, Talmud Yerushalmi, yad soledes bo | Leave a comment

Nedarim 2a: An oath is HaShem’s Name


The Mishnah states that an alias for a vow has the same status as a vow and an alias for an oath has the same status as an oath. The Sifri (Matos) states that the distinction between a neder, a … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah the Torah records the blessings the Yaakov conferred upon his twelve sons. Upon close examination, we will notice a recurring theme throughout the blessings. This theme will … Continue reading

Posted in Bais Yosef, Medrash, Sfas Emes, Shabbos, Yechiel Mechel Rabinowicz | 2 Comments

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 47:8-9) vayomer Pharaoh el Yaakov kamah yemei shenei chayecho vayomer Yaakov el Pharaoh yemei shenei migurei sheloshim umeas shanah miat viraim hayu yemei … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah This week is Chanukah, the festival when we commemorate the Jewish People’s victory over the Syrian-Greek army and subsequently, the miracle of the oil in the Menorah burning for eight days. … Continue reading

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