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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 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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Korach Inspiration 5776


What was Korach’s mistake? The Mishna (Avos 5:17) states כָּל מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, אֵין סוֹפָהּ לְהִתְקַיֵּם. אֵיזוֹ הִיא מַחֲלֹקֶת שֶׁהִיא לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת הִלֵּל וְשַׁמַּאי. וְשֶׁאֵינָהּ לְשֵׁם שָׁמַיִם, זוֹ מַחֲלֹקֶת קֹרַח וְכָל עֲדָתוֹ, … Continue reading

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