Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shelach 5776


Shelach 5776 New Stories Shelach 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shelach 5776 Our Mission in This World Introduction In this week’s parasha the Torah records the incident of the Meraglim, the spies that Moshe sent to ascertain if the Jewish People would … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Beha’aloscha Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha we learn about the Jews’ opening salvo of complaints in the Wilderness. It is said (Bamidbar 11:4) וְהָאסַפְסֻף אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבּוֹ הִתְאַוּוּ תַּאֲוָה וַיָּשֻׁבוּ וַיִּבְכּוּ גַּם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמְרוּ מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר, the rabble that was among … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beha’aloscha 5776


Beha’alsocha 5776 New Stories Beha’alsocha 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beha’alsocha 5776 Our Enemies Should Be Removed Introduction In this week’s parasha we read the words that we recite every time we take out the Torah from the Ark to read in … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Naso Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah discusses the Sota, the adulteress woman, followed by the laws of a Nazir, one who takes a vow to abstain from wine and any grape derivatives. The Gemara (Sota 2a) states that the reason … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Naso 5776


Naso 5776 New Stories Naso 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Naso 5776 It Will Be Good in the End Introduction In this week’s parasha we learn about two seemingly unrelated ideas. One idea is that of the Sota, the adulteress woman who … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Bamidbar-Shavuos Inspiration 5776


Parashas Bamidbar and Shavuos have a common theme. The Medrash teaches us that at Sinai the Jewish People witnessed the encampment of the angels on high and they desired the same encampment. HaShem rewarded their ambition and gave them camps … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776


Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 New Stories Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bamidbar-Shavuos 5776 Peace through the actions of the wicked Introduction This week I was discussing with a friend of mine the name of the leader of the tribe of Shimon, Shlumiel Ben … Continue reading

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