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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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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Eikev 5776


Eikev 5776 New Stories Eikev 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim   Eikev 5776 On Shabbos One Indulges in the Physical on a Higher Plane Introduction At the end of last week’s parashah it is said (Devarim 7:11) vishamarta es hamitzvah vies … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vaeschanan-Nachamu Inspiration 5776


This week’s parasha, Vaeschanan, is referred to as Shabbos Nachamu because of the Haftorah that we read which begins with the words (Yeshaya 40:1) נַחֲמוּ נַחֲמוּ עַמִּי יֹאמַר א-ֱלֹהֵיכֶם, comfort, comfort My people, says your G-d.  We must wonder, however, … 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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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Devarim-Chazon 5776


Devarim-Chazon 5776 New Stories Devarim-Chazon 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Devarim-Chazon 5776 Eicha: A Time to Give, not to Receive Introduction איכה אשא לבדי טרחכם ומשאכם וריבכם, how can I alone carry your contentiousness, your burdens, and your quarrels? (Devarim 1:12) In … Continue reading

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Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Pinchas 5776


Pinchas 5776 New Stories Pinchas 5776 Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Pinchas 5776 A Glimpse of Redemption Introduction (This was written in 5768.) The period referred to as Bain Hametzarim, the Three Weeks, is almost upon us, and it is worth our while … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Beha’aloscha Inspiration 5776


In this week’s parasha we learn about the Jews’ opening salvo of complaints in the Wilderness. It is said (Bamidbar 11:4) וְהָאסַפְסֻף אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבּוֹ הִתְאַוּוּ תַּאֲוָה וַיָּשֻׁבוּ וַיִּבְכּוּ גַּם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמְרוּ מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר, the rabble that was among … Continue reading

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