Monthly Archives: December 2015

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Vayechi 5776


In this last Parasha of Chumash Bereishis, we discover a new Yaakov. We encounter a Yaakov who is relaxed, content and preparing to leave this world with the knowledge that all of his children are righteous and following in his … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5776


Vayechi 5776 New Stories Vayechi 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5776 If not with Shabbos, then with Tosefes Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov blessed his children. The Torah states regarding the blessing that Yaakov conferred … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Vayigash 5776


So the game is up. Yosef reveals himself to his brothers, they feel ashamed, and they live happily ever after. Well, almost. The Medrash throws us all for a loop stating that when Yosef reveals himself, the brothers were so … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5776


Vayigash 5776 New Stories Vayigash 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5776 Always Await the Redemption Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 47:8-9) vayomer Pharaoh el Yaakov kamah yemei shenei chayecho vayomer Yaakov el Pharaoh yemei shenei migurei sheloshim … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776


  Why do we spin the Dreidel on Chanukah? We know why we PLAY Dreidel, but what’s the idea of spinning the Dreidel? Good question? Maybe. Here’s the possible answer. In Shacharis we recite the wordsאֵ-ל בָּרוּךְ גְּדוֹל דֵּעָה, הֵכִין … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776


Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 New Stories Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 Dreams and Opportunities Introduction One of the more fascinating aspects of the recent parshiyos is the fact that some major events occurred through the vehicle of dreams. In Parashas Vayeitzei … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeishev Inspiration 5776


So let’s take a look at Parashas Vayeishev and see how it connects to Chanukah. We know from previous years that the difference in gematria between the word וישב  and the word מקץ equals the word חנוכה, so that should … Continue reading

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