Monthly Archives: November 2016

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Chaye Sara 5777 Inspiration


The focus of this week’s parasha is the matchmaking between Yitzchak and Rivka, facilitated by Eliezer, Avraham’s faithful servant. Nonetheless, the onset of the parasha is connected to this matchmaking, albeit with a different spin. The Torah states that Sara … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Toldos 5777


toldos-5777 new-stories-toldos-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Toldos 5777 Shabbos and the Opening of the Wells Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yitzchak dug wells and the shepherds of Gerar quarreled with the shepherds of Yitzchak regarding the wells. The … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeira 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha, we learn about the amazing chesed that Avraham performs for his three guests, angels in the guise of people. Avraham was in extreme pain from his recent circumcision (although the commentators say that HaShem’s visit healed … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeira 5777


vayeira-5777 new-stories-vayeria-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeira 5777 Avraham and Eradication of Evil Introduction This week’s parashah contains a theme that appears to run throughout the entire parashah. The Torah commences this week with the incident where Avraham has just been circumcised … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Lech Lecho 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha the Ramban offers us a powerful lesson related to the current Presidential elections. The Torah states that there was a hunger in the Land of Canaan and Abraham left with his wife Sara and they descended … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5777


lech-lecho-5777 new-stories-lech-lecho-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5776 No Evil on Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records a dispute between Avraham and his nephew Lot. Avraham discovers that Lot is allowing his shepherds to graze the sheep in … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Noach 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha we learn about the דור הפלגה, the Generation of Dispersion. The commentators struggle to understand their sin. The simple reading of the verses does not give us any indication of rebellion against HaShem. Yet, the Medrash … Continue reading

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