Monthly Archives: July 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Pinchas Inspiration 5776


We discussed on this week’s audio https://db.tt/nNepMo2Z how Moshe requested that HaShem appoint his sons as the new leaders upon Moshe’s passing, despite the fact that we have not heard anything about Gershom and Eliezer since their time in Egypt. … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Pinchas 5776


Pinchas 5776 New Stories Pinchas 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Pinchas 5776 A Glimpse of Redemption Introduction (This was written in 5768.) The period referred to as Bain Hametzarim, the Three Weeks, is almost upon us, and it is worth our while … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Balak Inspiration 5776


Parashas Balak is somewhat peculiar as Balak seeks a strategy to deflect the might of the Jews. The Torah states that Balak saw what the Jewish People had one to the Emorites, i.e. Sichon and Og. These two giants were … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Balak 5776


Balak 5776 New Stories Balak 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Balak 5776 Integral to Creation Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the dialogue that the donkey had with Balaam. It is noteworthy that the Mishna in Avos (5:8) states: asarah devarim … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Chukas Inspiration 5776


This week’s parasha tells us of the sin of Moshe Rabbeinu, where HaShem commanded him to speak to the rock and instead he hit the rock. HaShem was displeased with this contradiction of His instructions and HaShem informed Moshe and … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Chukas 5776


Chukas 5776 New Stories Chukas 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Chukas 5776 The Tribe of Levi, A Higher Standard Introduction ויאמר ה’ אל משה ואל אהרן יען לא האמנתם בי להקדישני לעיני בני ישראל לכן לא תביאו את הקבל השה אל … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Korach Inspiration 5776


What was Korach’s mistake? The Mishna (Avos 5:17) states כָּל מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, אֵין סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. אֵיזוֹ הִיא מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת הִלֵּל וְשַׁמַּאי. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת קֹרַח וְכָל עֲדָתוֹ, … Continue reading

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