Monthly Archives: August 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Seitzei Inspiration 5775


Attending a wedding this week helped put this week’s parasha in proper perspective. So much discussion regarding marriage and the importance of the first year together as husband and wife. Nonetheless, it is worthwhile to remind ourselves of the words of … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Ki Seitzei 5775


Ki Seitzei 5775 New Stories Ki Seitzei 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Seitzei 5775 Modesty is the Key to Salvation Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah discusses the laws of going out to battle. One of the laws of battle … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shoftim Inspiration 5775


In this week’s parasha the Torah teaches us the rules of the battlefield. The Torah states (Devarim 20:8) וְיָסְפוּ הַשֹּׁטְרִים לְדַבֵּר אֶל הָעָם וְאָמְרוּ מִי הָאִישׁ הַיָּרֵא וְרַךְ הַלֵּבָב יֵלֵךְ וְיָשֹׁב לְבֵיתוֹ וְלֹא יִמַּס אֶת לְבַב אֶחָיו כִּלְבָבוֹ, and the … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Shoftim 5775


Shoftim 5775 New Stories Shoftim 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shoftim 5775 Appointing a King for Eternity Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah discusses the laws of appointing a king over the Jewish People. It is difficult for us to imagine … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Re’eh Inspiration 5775


This week’s parasha begins with the words ראה אנכי See I… The Baal HaTurim writes that one interpretation of these words is ראה אנכי, see the Ten Commandments that commence with the word אנכי and fulfill them, as all the … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Re’eh 5775


Re’eh 5775 New Stories Re’eh 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Re’eh 5775 The need to be vigilant throughout the month of Elul Introduction The month of Elul is approaching. What is required of us in this month of awe? The Medrash (Pirkei … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Eikev Inspiration 5775


Parashas Eiekv is deceptively simple. Follow the Torah and you will be greatly rewarded. Disobey the laws and you will be severely punished. Yet, Hashem, in His infinite mercy, offers us hope, even after we have sinned and been exiled … Continue reading

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