Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5772


שבת טעם החיים ויגש תשע”ב Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5772 Five Questions With Behind the Scenes Answers Questions 1. Why is it necessary for the Torah to repeat the entire narrative of Yehudah beseeching Yosef to release Binyomin? Is it … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5772


שבת טעם החיים מקץ-חנוכה תשע”ב Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5772 Five Questions With Behind the Scenes Answers Questions 1. What is the connection of Mikeitz to Chanukah? Every year Chanukah falls out between the parshiyos of Vayeishev and Mikeitz. וישב … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev 5772


שבת טעם החיים וישב תשע”ב Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev 5772 Yehudah and Chanukah, Hidden Messages וַיֹּ֗אמֶר מָ֣ה הָֽעֵרָבֹון֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶתֶּן־לָּךְ֒ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר חֹתָֽמְךָ֙ וּפְתִילֶ֔ךָ וּמַטְּךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ וַיִּתֶּן־לָּ֛הּ וַיָּבֹ֥א אֵלֶ֖יהָ וַתַּ֥הַר לֹֽו, and he said, “What pledge shall I give you?” … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5772


שבת טעם החיים וישלח תשע”ב Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5772 Studying the Hidden Torah is the Antidote for a Test of faith וַיִּֽזְרַֽח־לֹ֣ו הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר עָבַ֖ר אֶת־פְּנוּאֵ֑ל וְה֥וּא צֹלֵ֖עַ עַל־יְרֵכֹֽו, the sun rose for him as he passed Penuel and … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeitzei 5772


שבת טעם החיים ויצא תשע”ב Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeitzei 5772 Yaakov Was the Sun וַיִּפְגַּ֨ע בַּמָּקֹ֜ום וַיָּ֤לֶן שָׁם֙ כִּי־בָ֣א הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ וַיִּקַּח֙ מֵאַבְנֵ֣י הַמָּקֹ֔ום וַיָּ֖שֶׂם מְרַֽאֲשֹׁתָ֑יו וַיִּשְׁכַּ֖ב בַּמָּקֹ֥ום הַהֽוּא׃, He encountered the place and spent the night there because the sun … Continue reading

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