Monthly Archives: February 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Tetzaveh-Zachor Inspiration 5775


This week we read Parashas Tetzaveh and Parashas Zachor. What is the association between these two parshiyos, and why do we read Parashas Tetzaveh in most years before Purim? The answer to these questions is that Zachor is about remembering … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Tetzaveh-Zachor 5775


Tetzaveh-Zachor 5775 New Stories Tetzaveh-Zachor 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tetzaveh-Zachor 5775 (From the archives) Shabbos: Protection from Foreign Thoughts Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the instruction that HaShem gave to Moshe regarding the holy vestments to be worn … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Terumah Inspiration 5775


Often the name of the parashah gives us an indication of what the parasha will be discussing. This week’s parasha is called Terumah, which is normally translated as portion or donation. The word תרומה, however, is from the root word … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Terumah 5775


Terumah 5775 New Stories Terumah 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Terumah 5775 (From the archives) Shabbos: Light, Rest, and Change Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the instruction that HaShem gave to Moshe regarding the construction of the Mishkan. The … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Mishpatim Inspiration 5775


The Medrash (Shemos Rabbah 30:3) states that prior to Sinai and subsequent to Sinai the Torah discusses משפט,  judgments. How do we define משפט? One translations in judgments. Alternatively, the word משפט means justice, specifically harsh justice. Yet, we must … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Mishpatim 5775


Mishpatim 5775 New Stories Mishpatim 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mishpatim 5775 (From the archives) Shabbos is a Spiritual Day Accompanied by Physical Indulgences Introduction In this week’s parasha we learn about the precursor to the Jewish People fashioning the Golden … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Yisro Inspiration 5775


Someone said to me this week that in Torah there’s not much new. (I don’t think he really meant what he said, but that’s what he said). So it got me thinking, “let’s take a look at the first passuk … Continue reading

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