Monthly Archives: October 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayera Inspiration 5776


There’s a statement that it used to be, back in Europe, the first Schmooze of the Zman (semester) was about Gehinnom, commonly referred to as Hell. Nowadays, however, we all think we’ve been there and back already. What is Gehinnom … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayera 5776


Vayera 5776 New Stories Vayera 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayera 5776 Avraham and Eradication of Evil Introduction This week’s parashah contain a theme that appears to run throughout the entire parashah. The Torah commences this week with the incident where Avraham … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Lech Lecho Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha we find the incident  where Avraham rescues Lot and then when the king of Sodom offers Avraham to take all the spoils of war, Avraham responds (Bereishis 14:23) אִם מִחוּט וְעַד שְׂרוֹךְ נַעַל וְאִם אֶקַּח מִכָּל … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Lech Lecho 5776


Lech Lecho 5776 New Stories Lech Lecho 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5776 Avraham, the Jewish People, Daas and Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parasha we find an interesting exchange between Avraham and HaShem. HaShem promises Avraham that He will … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Noach Inspiration 5776


One of the more esoteric portions of the Torah appears in this week’s parasha. The Torah records HaShem informing Noach that if the people of the world reaches a point of depravation that they are deserving of destruction, HaShem will … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Noach 5776


Noach 5776 New Stories Noach 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Noach 5776 Punishment can be a Reward Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records how HaShem nearly destroyed the world by bringing a flood. The only survivors of this devastation were … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Bereishis Inspiration 5776


Bereishis. This year I will learn the parasha every week with Targum, Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra, Rashbam, Rabbeinu Bachye, Ohr HaChaim HaKadosh, Kli Yakar, Sforno, Chizkuni, Oznaim LaTorah, Netziv, Abarbanel, Alshich, Akeida, Malbim, Rav Hirsch, Rav Tzadok, Sfas Emes, Shem … Continue reading

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