Monthly Archives: January 2008

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Yisro 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Yisro 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah it is said (Shemos 18:1) vayishma Yisro chohein Midyan chosein Moshe es kol asher asa Elokim liMoshe uliYisroel amo ki hotzi HaShem es Yisroel mimitzrayim, Yisro, the … Continue reading

Posted in Eretz Yisroel, Midian, Mitzrayim, Moshe, Shabbos, Zevachim | 1 Comment

Ramazei DiOraysa: Hints in the Torah Volume 1 Issue 14


רמזי דאורייתאRamazei DiOraysa: Hints in the TorahVolume 1 Issue 14 It is said (Shemos 6:5) lachein emor, therefore, say. The word lachein equals in gematria 100, and this alludes to the statement in the Gemara (Menachos 43b) that one is … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beshalach 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beshalach 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah we find the culmination of creation. It is said (Breishis 2:3) Vayivarech Elokim es yom hashevii vayikadeish oso, Hashem blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. The … Continue reading

Posted in Agadah, Maharal, manna, Shabbos, sheva, Yehoshua | 1 Comment

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bo 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bo 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah the Torah describes in great detail the preparations for the redemption from Egypt. It is said (Shemos 12:21) vayikra Moshe lichol ziknei Yisroel vayomer aleihem mishchu ukechu … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vaera 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vaera 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah the Torah records the plagues that HaShem inflicted upon the Egyptians. Our tradition is that the Jewish People were not harmed by any of the ten plagues, … Continue reading

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Nedarim 7b: Two forms of death


The Gemara states 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 seek … Continue reading

Posted in Aviram, Dasan, HaKsav V’haKabala, Yehudah, Yosef | 2 Comments