Tag Archives: Mishna

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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Ki Seitzei Inspiration 5776


This week’s parasha discusses the laws of שילוח הקן, one who comes across a bird’s nest and is required by the Torah to send away the mother bird and keep the eggs or chicks. The Torah promises that one who … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Eikev Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha we read the second passage of Shema, where it is said (Devarim 11:13-15) וְהָיָה אִם שָׁמֹעַ תִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶל מִצְוֹתַי אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם הַיּוֹם לְאַהֲבָה אֶת יְ-הֹ-וָ-ה אֱ-לֹהֵיכֶם וּלְעָבְדוֹ בְּכָל לְבַבְכֶם וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁכֶם: {יד} וְנָתַתִּי מְטַר … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Balak 5776


Balak 5776 New Stories Balak 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Balak 5776 Integral to Creation Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the dialogue that the donkey had with Balaam. It is noteworthy that the Mishna in Avos (5:8) states: asarah devarim … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim: Balak 5775


Balak 5775 New Stories Balak 5775 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Balak 5775 Integral to Creation Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the dialogue that the donkey had with Balaam. It is noteworthy that the Mishna in Avos (5:8) states: asarah … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Ki Savo Inspiration 5774


Baruch HaShem my daughter got engaged this week to a fine boy in Eretz Yisroel so this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about gratitude and Eretz Yisroel. This week’s parasha begins with exactly that topic. Bikkurim is about showing … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Shelach Inspiration 5774


Parashas Shelach is normally viewed as a parasha of calamity and disaster. The spies bring back slanderous reports of the Land and the fate of the Jewish People is doomed. Jews between the ages of twenty and sixty must all … Continue reading

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