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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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayishlach 5777 Inspiration


I once heard someone ask someone, “what are  all these אלופים about at the end of Parashas Vayishlach? Upon hearing the question, I immediately responded, “אלופו של עולם,” a reference to HaShem, the Chief Officer of the world. I have … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Korach Inspiration 5776


What was Korach’s mistake? The Mishna (Avos 5:17) states כָּל מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, אֵין סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. אֵיזוֹ הִיא מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת הִלֵּל וְשַׁמַּאי. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת קֹרַח וְכָל עֲדָתוֹ, … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776


  Why do we spin the Dreidel on Chanukah? We know why we PLAY Dreidel, but what’s the idea of spinning the Dreidel? Good question? Maybe. Here’s the possible answer. In Shacharis we recite the wordsאֵ-ל בָּרוּךְ גְּדוֹל דֵּעָה, הֵכִין … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776


Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 New Stories Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Mikeitz-Chanukah 5776 Dreams and Opportunities Introduction One of the more fascinating aspects of the recent parshiyos is the fact that some major events occurred through the vehicle of dreams. In Parashas Vayeitzei … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeishev Inspiration 5776


So let’s take a look at Parashas Vayeishev and see how it connects to Chanukah. We know from previous years that the difference in gematria between the word וישב  and the word מקץ equals the word חנוכה, so that should … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayeishev 5776


Vayeishev 5776 New Stories Vayeishev 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeishev 5776 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 … Continue reading

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