Monthly Archives: September 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Nitzavim 5776-Rosh HaShanah 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha, Nitzavim, we read how Moshe tells the Jewish People that they are gathered together to enter into a covenant with HaShem. “If,” Moshe warns them, “there is amongst you someone whose heart is turned away from … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Nitzavim 5776-Rosh HaShanah 5777


nitzavim-5776-rosh-hashanah-5777 new-stories-nitzavim-5776-rosh-hashana-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Nitzavim 5776-Rosh HaShanah 5777 Humility for a Good Judgement Introduction This week is Parashas Nitzavim, which will be followed this coming week by Rosh HaShanah. The general approach to Rosh HaShanah is that it is a … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Savo Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha, Ki Savo, we find a very interesting pattern when the Torah discusses the bringing of Bikkurim, one’s first harvested fruits. The Torah describes numerous actions that one performs in the offering of Bikkurim. It shall be … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Savo 5776


ki-savo-5776 new-stories-ki-savo-5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Savo 5776 Shabbos is Truly a Day of Joy Introduction The commentators grapple with the idea that Shabbos is a day of happiness, as we recite in Shemone Esrei yismichu vimalchuscha shomrei Shabbos vikorei … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Seitzei Inspiration 5776


This week’s parasha discusses the laws of שילוח הקן, one who comes across a bird’s nest and is required by the Torah to send away the mother bird and keep the eggs or chicks. The Torah promises that one who … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Seitzei 5776


ki-seitzei-5776 new-stories-ki-seitzei-5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Seitzei 5776 Salvation Through Modesty Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah discusses the laws of going out to battle. One of the laws of battle is that the Jewish People retain a state of … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shoftim Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah discusses the mitzvah of appointing a king when the Jewish People enter Eretz Yisroel. In the Book of Shmuel we learn that that the Jewish People request from Shmuel a king and Shmuel is … Continue reading

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