Monthly Archives: November 2014

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeitzei Inspiration 5775


It is fitting that the Shabbos before my daughter gets married IY”H, we read about Yaakov marrying Rachel and Leah and how they produce the twelve tribes of Klal Yisroel. There is something peculiar, however, regarding the manner in which … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Toldos Inspiration 5775


Everyone has their favorite Medrash, and my favorite Medrash in Toldos reads like this: אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן מִי שֶׁיֵּשׁ לוֹ שְׁנֵי בָנִים אֶחָד יוֹצֵא וְאֶחָד נִכְנַס, חָרֵיד, אֶתְמְהָא, אֶלָּא בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁנִּכְנַס עֵשָׂו אֵצֶל אָבִיו נִכְנְסָה עִמּוֹ גֵּיהִנֹּם. רַבִּי אֲחָא אָמַר … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Chaye Sara Inspiration 5775


There is a word that keeps popping up in the beginning of this week’s parasha that begs for an explanation, and that is the word שמע, listen. The Binei Cheis request of Avraham (Bereishis 23:6) שְׁמָעֵנוּ אֲדֹנִי, hear us, my … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeira Inspiration 5775


This week I have the advantage that my seven year old son Nati is learning Parashas Vayeira so last week we were discussing the Rashi (Bereishis 19:1) that writes that regarding Avraham the visiting angels were referred to as אנשים, … Continue reading

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