Monthly Archives: June 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Chukas Inspiration 5775


This week we learn of the calamitous sin of מי מריבה, where HaShem instructed Moshe to speak to the rock to draw forth water for the Jewish People. Moshe chose instead to hit the rock and HaShem punished him by … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Chukas 5775


Chukas 5775 New Stories Chukas 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Chukas 5775 The Tribe of Levi, a Higher Standard Introduction ויאמר ה’ אל משה ואל אהרן יען לא האמנתם בי להקדישני לעיני בני ישראל לכן לא תביאו את הקבל השה אל … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Korach Inspiration 5775


I had the privilege this week to speak to a fifth grade girls class upon their siyum of Chumash Shemos. The question I posed is, why do we celebrate the completion of a Chumash or Mesechta? Furthermore, what is the … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Korach 5775


Korach 5775 New Stories Korach 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Korach 5775 Having the Right Perspective Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the rebellion that Korach staged against Moshe. Every year we are confounded by the audacity of Korach and … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shelach Inspiration 5775


This week’s parasha contains one simple lesson for all of us. Refrain from excess speech. What does that mean? The spies reported back to Moshe and the Jewish People about many things that they witnessed in the Promised Land. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Shelach 5775


Shelach 5775 New Stories Shelach 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shelach 5775 Our mission in this world Introduction In this week’s parasha the Torah records the incident of the Meraglim, the spies that Moshe sent to ascertain if the Jewish People would … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Behaalsocha Inspiration 5775


I have written in the past about the recurring theme mentioned in this week’s parasha  of אסיפה, in-gathering. It is noteworthy that the word אסף in א”ת ב”ש is תחו, who was the ancestor of אלקנה, the father of Shmuel. … Continue reading

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