Monthly Archives: March 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol Inspiration 5775


Parashas Tzav continues the discussion of the Korbanos, the various sacrifices offered by the ordinary Jew and by the Kohanim. The Torah first records the procedure for the Korban Olah, which is totally consumed. Following this, the Torah states (Vayikra … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol 5775


Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol 5775 New Stories Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol 5775 (From the archives) True Freedom is Freedom from the Evil Inclination Introduction As we approach Pesach it is worthwhile to contemplate how we can begin to experience … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayikra-HaChodesh Inspiration 5775


This week we read Vayikra and HaChodesh, which both discuss the offering of קרבנות, sacrifices. The word קרבן means to come close.. Rashi writes that the word ויקרא is a term of affection that is used regarding the angels. The … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Vayikra-HaChodesh 5775


Vayikra HaChodesh 5775 New Stories Vayikra-HaChodesh 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayikra-HaChodesh 5775 (From the archives) Performing HaShem’s will with our will Introduction This week’s parashah discusses the korbanos, sacrifices that the Jewish People were required to bring when the Mishkan and … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayakhel-Pekudei Inspiration 5775


The Chasam Sofer writes extensively about the connection between Shabbos and the Mishkan. Furthermore, the Chasam Sofer and other commentators elaborate on why in Parashas Vayakhel the Torah records that Moshe first instructed the Jewish People regarding Shabbos and then … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775


Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775 New Stories Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775 (From the archives) Shabbos: Returning to the level of Divine Presence of the Patriarchs on our tents Introduction This week’s parashah discusses the actual construction of the Mishkan and we … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Sisa Inspiration 5775


This week’s juxtaposition of Purim with Parashas Ki Sisa provides us with a profound question that must be asked regarding both the Purim Miracle  nd the incident of the Golden Calf. How is it possible that after experiencing the amazing … Continue reading

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