Monthly Archives: July 2014

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Masei Inspiration 5774


In this week’s parasha we find a puzzling verse in which the commentators all offer creative interpretations. It is said (Bamidbar 33:2) וַיִּכְתֹּב מֹשֶׁה אֶת מוֹצָאֵיהֶם לְמַסְעֵיהֶם עַל פִּי יְ-ה-וָ-ה וְאֵלֶּה מַסְעֵיהֶם לְמוֹצָאֵיהֶם, Moshe wrote their goings forth according to … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Matos Inspiration 5774


The Parasha discusses the presentation of the tribes of Gad and Reuven to Moshe, where they request land in עבר הירדן, Trans-Jordan, for their abundance of cattle. Moshe immediately becomes upset with their request and accuses them of dissuading the … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Pinchas Inspiration 5774


What does the name פינחס mean? The Abarbanel, interestingly enough, writes that the name פינחס is an Egyptian name that is derived from the city in Egypt called תַחְפַּנְחֵס (See Yirmiyah 2:16). However, we still do not know the definition … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Balak Inspiration 5774


The most amazing aspect regarding Balaam was that he was יֹדֵעַ דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן, he knew the knowledge of the Supreme One. The Gemara (Sanhedrin 105b) understands this to mean that Balaam knew the time when HaShem was prone to anger. … Continue reading

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