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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 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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Matos-Masei Inspiration 5776


One may consider the reading of the journeys of the Jewish People in the Wilderness irrelevant to our daily lives, but I am always fascinated by the number of journeys, which is 42. The Malbim and others point out that … Continue reading

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Toras Purim 5776


Toras Purim 5776 Toras Purim 5776 תורת פורים תשע”ו So this year we decided to focus on a hot topic, specifically immigration. Well, actually, a topic similar to immigration, called conversion. And more specifically, Amalekite conversion. You may be wondering … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Inspiration Vayechi 5776


In this last Parasha of Chumash Bereishis, we discover a new Yaakov. We encounter a Yaakov who is relaxed, content and preparing to leave this world with the knowledge that all of his children are righteous and following in his … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayishlach Inspiration 5776


It’s a simple word, but with so many connotations. The word is פני, literally translated as face. In this week’s parasha the word פני appears numerous times. It is said (Bereishis 32:4) וַיִּשְׁלַח יַעֲקֹב מַלְאָכִים לְפָנָיו, then Yaakov sent angels … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Vayishlach 5776


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

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