Monthly Archives: September 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Haazinu-Sukkos Inspiration 5776


When reading most parshiyos, we feel that there’s a directive, an instruction, or some good advice. Parashas Haazinu merely depicts what was and what will be. How are we supposed to be inspired by this? I believe that the answer … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Haazinu-Sukkos 5776


Haazinu-Sukkos 5776 New Stories Haazinu-Sukkos 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Sukkos 5776 Haazinu, Sukkos and Shabbos: A Time of Ingathering Introduction This week is Parashas Haazinu and will be followed next week by Sukkos. What is interesting about the association between Haazinu … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva Inspiration 5776


In  this week’s parasha Moshe instructs the Jewish People and Yehoshua with the words חזק ואמץ, be strong and courageous. After Moshe passes away, we find that HaShem enjoins Yehoshua with these words three times (See Yehoshua 1:6;7 and 9 … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva 5776


Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva 5776 New Stories Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva 5776 Repentance is Life Introduction This week is Parshas Vayeilech and Shabbos Shuvah, so named because of the Haftorah we read where the prophet Hoshea exhorts the Jewish … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Nitzavim Inspiration 5775


In a few days will be Rosh HaShanah, and the primary mitzvah that we perform on these two days is blowing Shofar. One must wonder, however, what is the significance of blowing Shofar. The Gemara (Rosh HaShanah 16a) states that … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Nitzavim 5775


Nitzavim 5775 New Stories Nitzavim 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Nitzavim 5775 Teshuvah is right around the corner Introduction In this week’s parasha, Nitzavim, it is said (Devarim 30:11-14) ki hamitzvah hazos asher anochi mitzavecho hayom lo nifleis hi mimcho vilo richokah … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Savo Inspiration 5775


This week is the “dreaded” parasha of Ki Savo, which contains the Tochacha, the stinging rebuke that Moshe confers upon the Jewish People if they don’t follow the Torah. The question we must ask ourselves, however, is, are we really … Continue reading

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