Monthly Archives: October 2014

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Lech Lecho Inspiration 5775


I am always intrigued by the ברית בין הבתרים, the Pact of the Parts. HaShem enters into a covenant with Avraham  and informs him that his descendants will be strangers in a  land that is not theirs for four hundred … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Noach Inspiration 5775


Did you ever wonder what it felt like to be swimming in the flood waters in the times of Noach? We must wonder what the people of that generation were thinking as they went under. Well, we must sadly conclude … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shemini Atzeres-Simchas Torah-Bereishis Inspiration 5775


Real short today! We use our hands to bang the Aravos. We use our hands to lift the Sifrei Torah. Moshe cast the Luchos from his hands subsequent to the sin of the Golden Calf. By Neilah on Yom Kippur … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Sukkos Inspiration 5775


Why do we celebrate the mitzvah of Sukkos? The commentators state that the Zohar refers to the Sukkah as צלא דמהימנותא, the shade of trust. This depiction of the festival teaches us that throughout Sukkos we are building trust in … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Yom Kippur Inspiration 5775


סְלַח לָנוּ. מְחַל לָנוּ. כַּפֶּר לָנוּ, forgive us, forgive us, and forgive us. Doesn’t it sound like we are repeating ourselves? OK, I know ArtScroll translated these words as: forgive us, pardon us, atone for us. Still, don’t all these … Continue reading

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