Tag Archives: Yerushalayim

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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Re’eh Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah offers us a Segulah, loosely translated as a good luck charm, for one to  become wealthy. It is said (Devarim 14:2-23) עַשֵּׂר תְּעַשֵּׂר אֵת כָּל תְּבוּאַת זַרְעֶךָ הַיֹּצֵא הַשָּׂדֶה שָׁנָה שָׁנָה: {כג} וְאָכַלְתָּ לִפְנֵי … 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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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Naso Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha the Torah discusses the Sota, the adulteress woman, followed by the laws of a Nazir, one who takes a vow to abstain from wine and any grape derivatives. The Gemara (Sota 2a) states that the reason … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Kedoshim Inspiration 5776


קדשים תהיו, be holy. Rashi says this means to refrain from immoral relationships. Ramban says this means to take it even further, by sanctifying one’s self even with what is permitted. So how does this mean holy? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Balak Inspiration 5775


The Medrash states that the elders of Moav asked the elders of Midian to describe to them the nature of the Jewish People’s leader. The Midian items elders responded, “his strength is in his mouth. The Moabite elders declared,” then … Continue reading

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Toras Purim 5775


Toras Purim 5775 Toras Purim 5775 תורת פורים תשע”ה Toras Purim 5775 and Beyond!!!!! So here goes again. Not again, still. We are constantly accepting the Torah that HaShem gave us, some score and twenty something years ago, around that … Continue reading

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