Monthly Archives: May 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Behar Inspiration 5776


Rashi writes in this week’s parasha that one should be conscious of the idea that HaShem’s document preceded the contract that one enters into a with a human master. This means that although one sells himself into slavery, he does … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Behar 5776


Behar 5776 New Stories Behar 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Behar 5776 Sustenance, Torah and Shabbos Introduction In the difficult economic times that are currently prevalent, it is worth noting that the coming week’s parasha provides the solution. It is said (Vayikra … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Emor Inspiration 5776


It is said (Vayikra 23:!-3) וַיְדַבֵּר יְ-ה-ו-ָֹה אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: {ב} דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם מוֹעֲדֵי יְ-ה-ֹוָ-ה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֵלֶּה הֵם מוֹעֲדָי: {ג} שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן מִקְרָא קֹדֶשׁ כָּל מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ שַׁבָּת הִוא … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Emor 5776


Emor 5776 New Stories Emor 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Emor 5776 Sticking Together Introduction In this week’s parasha, the Torah informs us of the man who was a son of an Egyptian man and a Jewish woman, who blasphemed using the … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Kedoshim Inspiration 5776


קדשים תהיו, be holy. Rashi says this means to refrain from immoral relationships. Ramban says this means to take it even further, by sanctifying one’s self even with what is permitted. So how does this mean holy? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Kedoshim 5776


Kedoshim 5776 New Stories Kedoshim 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Kedoshim 5776 Morality Leads to Unity Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Vayikra 19:1-2) vayidabeir HaShem el Moshe leimor dabeir el kol adas binei Yisroel viamarta aleihem kedoshim tihyu ki … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Acharei-Mos Inspiration 5776


So I keep thinking about the students of Rabbi Akiva who died during the Sefira period, and I again wonder what it is that they did that caused this tragedy. The Gemara (Yevamos 62b) merely states that they didn’t respect … Continue reading

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