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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeira 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha, we learn about the amazing chesed that Avraham performs for his three guests, angels in the guise of people. Avraham was in extreme pain from his recent circumcision (although the commentators say that HaShem’s visit healed … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Noach 5777 Inspiration


In this week’s parasha we learn about the דור הפלגה, the Generation of Dispersion. The commentators struggle to understand their sin. The simple reading of the verses does not give us any indication of rebellion against HaShem. Yet, the Medrash … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shoftim Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah discusses the mitzvah of appointing a king when the Jewish People enter Eretz Yisroel. In the Book of Shmuel we learn that that the Jewish People request from Shmuel a king and Shmuel is … 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 Korach 5776


Korach 5776 New Stories Korach 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Korach 5776 It’s All a Matter of Perspective Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records the rebellion that Korach staged against Moshe. Every year we are confounded by the audacity of … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Emor Inspiration 5776


It is said (Vayikra 23:!-3) וַיְדַבֵּר יְ-ה-ו-ָֹה אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: {ב} דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם מוֹעֲדֵי יְ-ה-ֹוָ-ה אֲשֶׁר תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֵלֶּה הֵם מוֹעֲדָי: {ג} שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן מִקְרָא קֹדֶשׁ כָּל מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ שַׁבָּת הִוא … 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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