Tag Archives: Balaam

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 Balak Inspiration 5776


Parashas Balak is somewhat peculiar as Balak seeks a strategy to deflect the might of the Jews. The Torah states that Balak saw what the Jewish People had one to the Emorites, i.e. Sichon and Og. These two giants were … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beha’aloscha 5776


Beha’alsocha 5776 New Stories Beha’alsocha 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Beha’alsocha 5776 Our Enemies Should Be Removed Introduction In this week’s parasha we read the words that we recite every time we take out the Torah from the Ark to read in … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Chaye Sara 5776


Chaye Sara 5776 New Stories Chaye Sara 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Chaye Sara 5776 Friday Night Angels Introduction In this week’s parashah we find a fascinating idea contained in the episode where Eliezer embarks on a mission to find a wife … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Pinchas Inspiration 5775


It has been said that if one wants to remain alive, one should prove one’s self indispensable to the community. How does this rule apply in  practical manner? Tosfos (Brachos 7a) writes that in the mere moment that Balaam could … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Balak Inspiration 5775


The Medrash states that the elders of Moav asked the elders of Midian to describe to them the nature of the Jewish People’s leader. The Midian items elders responded, “his strength is in his mouth. The Moabite elders declared,” then … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Beshalach Inspiration 5775


The parasha commences with what appears to be the most mind boggling statement ever issued by HaShem in His Torah. It is said (Shemos 13:17) וַיְהִי בְּשַׁלַּח פַּרְעֹה אֶת הָעָם וְלֹא נָחָם אֱ-לֹהִים דֶּרֶךְ אֶרֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּים כִּי קָרוֹב הוּא כִּי … Continue reading

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