Category Archives: Bais Yosef

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayechi 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah the Torah records the blessings the Yaakov conferred upon his twelve sons. Upon close examination, we will notice a recurring theme throughout the blessings. This theme will … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5768


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayigash 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 47:8-9) vayomer Pharaoh el Yaakov kamah yemei shenei chayecho vayomer Yaakov el Pharaoh yemei shenei migurei sheloshim umeas shanah miat viraim hayu yemei … Continue reading

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Four and Fifteen


There are two numbers that play a significant role by the Pesach Seder. One number is four, and the other is fifteen. Regarding four, there are four cups of wine, four terms of redemption, the four Matriarchs, four sons mentioned … Continue reading

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Derush on Chur karpas usecheiles


Here is a real Derush. Chur karpas usecheiles achuz bechavlei vutz veargaman al gelilei chesef veamudei sheish mitos zahav vachesef al ritzfas vahat vasheish vedar vesocheres. The word chur alluded to cheirus, freedom, i.e. the Exodus from Egypt. The liberation … Continue reading

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