Monthly Archives: November 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayishlach Inspiration 5776


It’s a simple word, but with so many connotations. The word is פני, literally translated as face. In this week’s parasha the word פני appears numerous times. It is said (Bereishis 32:4) וַיִּשְׁלַח יַעֲקֹב מַלְאָכִים לְפָנָיו, then Yaakov sent angels … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayishlach 5776


Vayishlach 5776 New Stories Vayishlach 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5776 Challenge at Twilight and Receiving the Wealth of Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov encountered the angel of Esav and struggled with him. The Torah … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeitzei Inspiration 5776


This week’s Parasha of Vayeitzei has a concurring them of stones. Yaakov takes from the stones of the place where he rests and they fuse into one stone. Subsequent to his dream and HaShem’s promise to him of children and … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayeitzei 5776


Vayeitzei 5776 New Stories Vayeitzei 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeitzei 5776 Shabbos and Sustenance Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov went to the house of Lavan in search of a wife. Lavan subsequently offered to compensate Yaakov … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Toldos Inspiration 5776


Why did Yitzchak love Esav? Didn’t Yitzchak know that Esav was wicked, worshipped idols, murdered, denied HaShem’s existence and more? What’s going on here? Do you ask yourself this question every Parashas Toldos? Ok, here’s the answer. Yitzchak didn’t love … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Toldos 5776


Toldos 5776 New Stories Toldos 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Toldos 5776 Shabbos and the Opening of the Wells Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yitzchak dug wells and the shepherds of Gerar quarreled with the shepherds of Yitzchak … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Chaye Sara Inspiration 5776


Parashas Chaye Sara has a theme of זריזות, alacrity. Eliezer arrives in Charan the same day  that he left, and Rivka rushed to the well to give Eliezer and his camels to drink. Eliezer insists to Rivka’s family that they … Continue reading

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