Category Archives: Rosh Hashanah

Rosh HaShanah, a wake up call


Rav Shimon Schwab writes that the Torah states that HaShem cast a deep slumber on Adam, and we do not find that Adam ever woke up. Rav Schwab teaches us that this reflects on the idea that mankind has never … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Rosh HaShanah 5768


I wish all my readers and their families a K’siva V’chasima Tova and a Gut Gebentched Yohr. Rabbi Adler Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Rosh HaShanah 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah This week is Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. One of … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Nitzavim-Vayeilech5767


Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5767 Shabbos in the Parashah In this week’s parashah, Nitzavim, the Ramban writes that the Torah instructs us regarding the mitzvah of Teshuvah, repentance. The simple meaning of repentance is that one should stop sinning, regret … Continue reading

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Kesubos 4 A lesson in true Repentance


The Gemara states that if all the preparations are made for a wedding and the father of the bridegroom or the mother of the bride passed away, we place the deceased in a room and the bridegroom and bride marry … Continue reading

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Kesubos 2


The Maseches begins with the words besulah nisas leyom harevii. It is noteworthy that we commence this Maseches in the month of Elul, which is the mazel of besulah. This reflects the idea stated in the Medrash (Vayikra Rabbah 29:12) … Continue reading

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