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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 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 Vayeira 5777


vayeira-5777 new-stories-vayeria-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayeira 5777 Avraham and Eradication of Evil Introduction This week’s parashah contains a theme that appears to run throughout the entire parashah. The Torah commences this week with the incident where Avraham has just been circumcised … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Bereishis 5777 Inspiration


The Torah commences with the story of creation. Light and darkness, heaven and earth, vegetation, animals and finally man is created. After all this grandeur, Adam and Chava sin, as the Serpent seduces Chava to eat from the Tree of … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Sukkos 5777


haazinu-sukkos-5777 new-stories-haazinu-sukkos-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Haazinu-Sukkos 5777 The Spiritual Ingathering of Sukkos Introduction This week is Parashas Haazinu and will be followed next week by Sukkos. What is interesting about the association between Haazinu and Sukkos is that Haazinu is basically … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Savo Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha, Ki Savo, we find a very interesting pattern when the Torah discusses the bringing of Bikkurim, one’s first harvested fruits. The Torah describes numerous actions that one performs in the offering of Bikkurim. It shall be … 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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