Monthly Archives: August 2013

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Nitzavim-Vayeilech Inspiration 5773


Sometimes the shortest parshiyos contain the most profound lessons. This week we are the beneficiaries of the two shortest Parshiyos in the Torah. It is said (Mishlei 3:6) בכל דרכיך דעהו והוא יישר אורחותיך, know Him in all your ways, … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Savo Inspiration 5773


Simcha, joy! Simple concept, right? Just be happy. Rav Shlomo Freifeld zt”l asked his Rebe Rav Yitzchak Hutner zt”l before Rav Hutner was niftar, “which path should one take to see the light?” and Rav Hutner answered, “Nur mit simcha, … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shoftim 5773 Inspiration


Sometimes the hardest  questions have the easiest answers, but this question is stumping me. We know that throughout Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance we are supposed to do Teshuva, i.e. regret our past sins, leave them behind and … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Elul Through Yom Kippur


The story is told regarding an interesting conversation which occurred between the Greek philosopher Plato and lehavdil elef havdolos, the prophet Yirmiyahu after the destruction of the Bais HaMikdash. Plato met Yirmiyahu at the Temple Mount weeping bitterly over the ruins of the … Continue reading

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