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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev-Chanukah 5777


vayeishev-chanukah-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev-Chanukah 5777 Shabbos and Chanukah: Extending Miracles into Nature Introduction In this week’s parashah it is said (Bereishis 37:1) vayeishev Yaakov bieretz migurei aviv bieretz Canaan eileh toldos Yaakov Yosef, Yaakov settled in the land of his … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777


vayishlach-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777 Shabbos: Challenge at Twilight and Receiving the Wealth of Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov encountered the angel of Esav and struggled with him. The Torah records that the angel … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeitzei 5777 Inspiration


After receiving a heavenly vision in a dream, Yaakov is prepared to continue on his journey to the Land of Lavan, his uncle and soon to be his nemesis. It is said (Bereishis 29:1), וַיִּשָּׂא יַעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְנֵי … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Toldos 5777 Inspiration


This week we learn that even prior to birth, Yaakov and Esav are already battling out, struggling to conquer each other’s personalities, lands and portion in the World to Come. One must wonder why there was a need to have … 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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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5777


lech-lecho-5777 new-stories-lech-lecho-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5776 No Evil on Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records a dispute between Avraham and his nephew Lot. Avraham discovers that Lot is allowing his shepherds to graze the sheep in … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Noach 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha we learn about the דור הפלגה, the Generation of Dispersion. The commentators struggle to understand their sin. The simple reading of the verses does not give us any indication of rebellion against HaShem. Yet, the Medrash … Continue reading

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