Monthly Archives: February 2011

After Amalek comes Converts and Torah


I heard from Rabbi Moshe Rosenman Shlita (Rebbe in Yeshivas Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, NY) that after the defeat of Amalek we find the acceptance of converts. Two instances of this phenomenon is after the first battle with Amalek, Yisro … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayakhel 5771


שבת טעם החיים ויקהל תשע”א Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayakhel 5771 United we stand, in the Mishkan and on Shabbos ויקהל משה את כל עדת בני ישראל ויאמר אליהם אלה הדברים אשר צוה ה’ לעשות אותם, Moshe assembled the entire Assembly … Continue reading

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Haman and the King


Here is something peculiar. Haman is the same gematria as Hamelech, the king (95). The commentators write that whenever it states Hamelech in the Megillah, it refers to HaShem. This being the case, what can the association be between Haman … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Sisa 5771


שבת טעם החיים כי תשא תשע”א Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Sisa 5771 Holy Cow? וינחם ה’ על הרעה אשר דבר לעשות לעמו, HaShem reconsidered regarding the evil that He declared He would do to His people. (Shemos 32:14) In this … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tetzaveh 5771


שבת טעם החיים תצוה תשע”א Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tetzaveh 5771 Clothing of Betrayal ועשית בגדי קדש לאהרן אחיך לכבוד ולתפארת, you shall make vestments of sanctity for Aharon your brother, for glory and splendor. (Shemos 28:2) In this week’s parasha … Continue reading

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All who Hope in You!


A friend of mine wondered who the author of Shoshanas Yaakov was. I don’t know the answer to that, but I can tell you that he was someone great. He writes להודיע שכל קויך לא יבשו, to make known that … Continue reading

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Adar: Month of Happiness


Adar is the month of happiness. The Gemara states משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה, when one enters Adar, we increase in happiness. Why does the Gemara state that when one, an individual, enters Adar, we all increase in happiness? The answer … Continue reading

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