Monthly Archives: December 2016

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev-Chanukah 5777


vayeishev-chanukah-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev-Chanukah 5777 Shabbos and Chanukah: Extending Miracles into Nature Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 37:1) vayeishev Yaakov bieretz migurei aviv bieretz Canaan eileh toldos Yaakov Yosef, Yaakov settled in the land of his … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayishlach 5777 Inspiration


I once heard someone ask someone, “what are  all these אלופים about at the end of Parashas Vayishlach? Upon hearing the question, I immediately responded, “אלופו של עולם,” a reference to HaShem, the Chief Officer of the world. I have … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777


vayishlach-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777 Shabbos: Challenge at Twilight and Receiving the Wealth of Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov encountered the angel of Esav and struggled with him. The Torah records that the angel … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeitzei 5777 Inspiration


After receiving a heavenly vision in a dream, Yaakov is prepared to continue on his journey to the Land of Lavan, his uncle and soon to be his nemesis. It is said (Bereishis 29:1), וַיִּשָּׂא יַעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְנֵי … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeitzei 5777


vayeitzei-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeitzei 5777 Yaakov Subdues Lavan Through Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 29:1-3) vayisa Yaakov raglav vayeilech artzah vnei kedem vayar vehinei beer basadeh vehinei sham shelosha edrei tzon rovtzim aleha ki min … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Toldos 5777 Inspiration


This week we learn that even prior to birth, Yaakov and Esav are already battling out, struggling to conquer each other’s personalities, lands and portion in the World to Come. One must wonder why there was a need to have … Continue reading

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