Monthly Archives: October 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Bereishis 5777 Inspiration


The Torah commences with the story of creation. Light and darkness, heaven and earth, vegetation, animals and finally man is created. After all this grandeur, Adam and Chava sin, as the Serpent seduces Chava to eat from the Tree of … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bereishis 5777


bereishis-5777 new-stories-bereishis-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bereishis 5776 It Must Have Been Something Introduction This week’s parsha discusses the creation of the world, and most important, the creation of man. The Torah describes the birth of Adam and Chava’s two sons, Kayin … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Chol HaMoed-Shemini Atzeres-Vezos Habracha 5777 Inspiration


We have mentioned in the past that the sefarim point out the difference between Rosh HaShanah and Pesach. On Rosh Hashanah we go to the water and cast away our sins, whereas on Pesach we go to the water and … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shabbos Chol HaMoed-Shemini Atzeres-Vezos Habracha 5777


shabbos-chol-hamoed-shemini-atzeres-vezos-habracha-5777 new-stories-shabbos-chol-hamoed-shemini-atzeres-vezos-habracha-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Shabbos Chol HaMoed-Shemini Atzeres-Vezos Habracha 5777 Moshe Broke the Luchos to Demonstrate that the World Needs the Jewish People Introduction This coming week we will complete the reading of the Torah and celebrate Simchas Torah. We … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Haazinu-Sukkos 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha, Haazinu, there is a direct connection to the festival of Sukkos. It is said (Devarim 32:10) יִמְצָאֵהוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִדְבָּר וּבְתֹהוּ יְלֵל יְשִׁמֹן יְסֹבְבֶנְהוּ יְבוֹנְנֵהוּ יִצְּרֶנְהוּ כְּאִישׁוֹן עֵינוֹ, He discovered him in a desert land, in desolation, … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Sukkos 5777


haazinu-sukkos-5777 new-stories-haazinu-sukkos-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Sukkos 5777 The Spiritual Ingathering of Sukkos Introduction This week is Parashas Haazinu and will be followed next week by Sukkos. What is interesting about the association between Haazinu and Sukkos is that Haazinu is basically … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeilech-Shabbos Shuva 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha it is said (Devarim 31:1) וַיֵּלֶךְ מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה אֶל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, Moshe went and spoke these words to all of Israel. Where did Moshe go, everyone wonders? Let us stake a stroll down … Continue reading

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