Category Archives: Medrash

Tehillim 1:1

(1:1) Dovid HaMelech begins where Moshe left offDovid HaMelech begins Sefer Tehillim with the word Ashrei. The Medrash (Medrash Tehillim §1) states that where Yaakov left off with the word bizos, Moshe Rabbeinu began with vizos habracha. Where Moshe ended … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur is one

Here’s what someone shared with me today. Atone is at one, so in a sense Yom Kippur is when we become one with HaShem. It is interesting to note that in the Torah Yom Kippur is referred to as achas … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Emor 5768

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Emor 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah it is said (Vayikra 23:1-3) vayidabeir HaShem el Moshe leimor dabeir el kol adas binei Yisroel viamarta aleihem moadei HaShem asher tikriu osam mikraei kodesh eileh heim … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bo 5768

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bo 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah the Torah describes in great detail the preparations for the redemption from Egypt. It is said (Shemos 12:21) vayikra Moshe lichol ziknei Yisroel vayomer aleihem mishchu ukechu … Continue reading

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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 Vayeishev 5768

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 37:1) vayeishev Yaakov bieretz migurei aviv bieretz Canaan, Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s sojourning, in the land of Canaan. Rashi … Continue reading

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Lech Lecho 5768: Where we come from

It is said (Bereishis 15:1) al tira Avram, do not fear Avram. The Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 76:1) states that it only states “do not fear” regarding one who has what to fear. The Heilegeh Ishbitzer writes that when Avraham killed … Continue reading

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