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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777


vayishlach-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vayishlach 5777 Shabbos: Challenge at Twilight and Receiving the Wealth of Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah relates how Yaakov encountered the angel of Esav and struggled with him. The Torah records that the angel … Continue reading

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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 Toldos 5777 Inspiration


This week we learn that even prior to birth, Yaakov and Esav are already battling out, struggling to conquer each other’s personalities, lands and portion in the World to Come. One must wonder why there was a need to have … 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 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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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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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5777


lech-lecho-5777 new-stories-lech-lecho-5777 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Lech Lecho 5776 No Evil on Shabbos Introduction In this week’s parashah the Torah records a dispute between Avraham and his nephew Lot. Avraham discovers that Lot is allowing his shepherds to graze the sheep in … Continue reading

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