Monthly Archives: February 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Ki Sisa 5776


Why did they do it? How could they have done it? Now that they did it, could they do anything about it? What can we do about it? Of course, I am referring to the sin of the Golden Calf, … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Sisa 5776


Ki Sisa 5776 New Stories Ki Sisa 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Sisa 5776 Savor the Shabbos Prior to Its Departure Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah elaborates on the mitzvah of Shabbos, the holiest day of the week. It … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Tetzaveh 5776


I always find it intriguing that the parasha can be dedicated to one theme but either in the beginning or towards the end, the parasha seems to discuss something totally unrelated to the main theme. In Parashas Tetzaveh the theme … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tetzaveh 5776


Tetzaveh 5776 New Stories Tetzaveh 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Tetzaveh 5776 On Shabbos We Are Protected from Foreign Influences Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the instruction that HaShem gave to Moshe regarding the holy vestments to be worn … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Terumah 5776


I was always bothered by the statement in the Gemara (Sanhedrin 24a) regarding the verse that states (Eicha 3:6) במחשכים הושיבני כמתי עולם, He placed me in darkness like the dead of the world. The Gemara interprets this to be … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Terumah 5776


Terumah 5776 New Stories Terumah 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Terumah 5776 The Aron, the Shulchan and the Menorah are all reflected in Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the instruction that HaShem gave to Moshe regarding the construction … Continue reading

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Tehillim 5:7


תְּאַבֵּד דֹּבְרֵי כָזָב אִישׁ דָּמִים וּמִרְמָה יְתָעֵב יְ-ה-וָ-ה, may You doom the speakers of deception; HaShem abhors a bloodthirsty and deceitful man. One would think that HaShem despises one who speaks deception, and He would doom a bloodthirsty and deceitful man. … Continue reading

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