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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 Bereishis 5777


bereishis-5777 new-stories-bereishis-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bereishis 5776 It Must Have Been Something Introduction This week’s parsha discusses the creation of the world, and most important, the creation of man. The Torah describes the birth of Adam and Chava’s two sons, Kayin … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Savo 5776


ki-savo-5776 new-stories-ki-savo-5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Ki Savo 5776 Shabbos is Truly a Day of Joy Introduction The commentators grapple with the idea that Shabbos is a day of happiness, as we recite in Shemone Esrei yismichu vimalchuscha shomrei Shabbos vikorei … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Re’eh Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah offers us a Segulah, loosely translated as a good luck charm, for one to  become wealthy. It is said (Devarim 14:2-23) עַשֵּׂר תְּעַשֵּׂר אֵת כָּל תְּבוּאַת זַרְעֶךָ הַיֹּצֵא הַשָּׂדֶה שָׁנָה שָׁנָה: {כג} וְאָכַלְתָּ לִפְנֵי … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vaeschanan-Nachamu 5776


Vaeschanan-Nachamu 5776 New Stories Vaeschanan-Nachamu 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vaeschanan-Nachamu 5776 Only HaShem can Truly Comfort us Introduction This week is referred to as Shabbos Nachamu, the Shabbos of Consolation. One must wonder where the consolation is. We just finished mourning … Continue reading

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