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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 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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Devarim-Chazon Inspiration 5776


This Shabbos is referred to as Shabbos Chazon, the Shabbos of vision. The simple explanation for this appellation is that on the Shabbos prior to Tisha Ba’Av we read the Haftorah that begins with the words (Yeshaya 1:1) חֲזוֹן יְשַׁעְיָהוּ … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bechukosai 5776


Bechukosai 5776 New Stories Bechukosai 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Bechukosai 5776 Casualness is not a way of Life for the Jewish People Introductionואם בזאת לא תשמעו לי והלכתם עמי בקרי, if despite this you will not heed Me, and you behave … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Behar Inspiration 5776


Rashi writes in this week’s parasha that one should be conscious of the idea that HaShem’s document preceded the contract that one enters into a with a human master. This means that although one sells himself into slavery, he does … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Acharei-Mos 5776


Acharei-Mos 5776 New Stories Acharei-Mos 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Acharei-Mos 5776  Thoughts About Pesach After Pesach Introduction (This piece was written in a year prior to Pesach but is applicable now also) Distance yourself from the actions of the Egyptians and … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Metzora-Shabbos HaGadol 5776


Metzora-Shabbos HaGadol 5776 New Stories Metzora-Shabbos HaGadol 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Metzora-Shabbos HaGadol 5776 Removing the Evil Inclination from Our Midst is the Catalyst to Freedom Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah continues to discuss the laws of one who … Continue reading

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