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Taking Ourselves Out of Galut, One Midah at a Time
The story of Pesach is the story of Bnei Yisrael’s long history. We are brought into Egypt as 70 souls and leave as a nation of 600,000. We were persecuted and we grew. The story of our exodus is quo
Short and Deep Insights for Seder Night
Shmuel Reichman We all want deep and thoughtful ideas to share at the Seder. This collection of short and deep insights for the Seder are organized in such a way that each one is ind
Bedikat and Biur Chametz
בלילה שלפני ערב פסח בודקים את החמץ, וחייבים לבדוק מיד בתחילת הלילה, ואסור להתחיל לאכול או לעשות שום מלאכה חצי שעה קודם הלילה. יש נוהגים שקודם הבדיקה מניחים פתיתי לחם במקומות שימצאם הבודק, כי חוששים ש
afikoman - Matza Brawl
הרב דניאל קירש
Matza Brawl Rabbi Eliezer says that we ‘steal’ matza on seder night, in order to keep the children from sleeping. (Gemara Pesachim 109a) The air was festive in the Zalman family’s house. T
The message of Matzah
Chametz on Pesach has its own unique category of stringency, we clean everything and everywhere, we have separate pesach dishes and we go after every last piece with no exceptions. Why so extrem
Birkat Hailanot - Blessing of the Trees When one sees blossoming fruit trees for the first time during the month of Nissan , one should say this blessing: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ
English translation - Parshat HaNesi'im
English translation - Parshat HaNesi'imclick here to read parshat hanesi'im in Hebrew And it was that on the day that Moses finished erecting the Mishkan, he anointed it, sanctified it, and all its ve
The Laws of the Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees
• When one sees blossoming fruit trees for the first time during the month of Nissan , one should say this blessing: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁלֹּא חִסַּר בְּעוֹלָמוֹ כְּלו
Spirits of the Law
הרב דניאל קירש
Spirits of the Law Yosef was packing his bag to go back to yeshiva, when his father walked into the room. “I hope you have a great time in yeshiva on Purim,” Yosef’s father began.
הרב דניאל קירש
Baggage Allowance Shmuel sat in his dining room, taking a brief rest, after a long morning spent delivering Mishloach Manot. Suddenly, his eyes were drawn to the window in front of hi
Tefilla Before Drinking Wine on Purim
Tefilla Before Drinking Wine on Purim Rav arush A person should say this Tefilla with Kavana and shouldn’t drink even one sip before saying this TefillaA person can only drink another cup if they ar
הרב דניאל קירש
Unjust Desserts Dov could hear snatches of Purim music through his open kitchen window. He leaned over the counter, piping bag in hand, putting the finishing touches on his masterpiece. He was
Adam Harishon was created on Purim
מניין שאדם הראשון נברא בפורים? Hagaon Hatzadik R’ Yackov Meir Shechter Shares an inspiring story: A prestigious city was in the process of cho
The seven-maid servants
The Megilah tells us about the episode of Esther being taken to palace of King Achashverosh together with all of the other girls. Hagai, a minister of the king, noted Esther’s potential in becomin
Esthers secret identity
לא הגידה אסתר את עמה ואת מולתדה כי מרדכי צוה עליה אשר לא תגיד" ” Rashi explains the reason Mordechai commanded Esther not to reveal her identity is so that the royal staff would assume th
Dvar torah shemos
This week's parsha is parshas shemos… we learn about the begging of moshe rabbeinu and the jewish nations suffering in mitzrayim… you'd expect that in this week's parsha wed get a whole background of
The cure of the Shalosh Regalim
The קריאת התורה on Chol Hamoed Pesach discussed both the ענין of the שלש רגלים and the ענין of the עגל הזהב. What is the connection between the two ענינים? In פרשת בלק when בלעם wanted to curse
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Parshas Miketz and Chanukah – The Zimras Ha’Aretz
This week’s Parsha of Miketz is almost always in the week of Chanukah. There are many hints and Drashos that connect them. I would like to add to this collection, by explaining a unique phrase in the
Chanukah and Money
The Rambam begins Hilchos Chanukah with the following description of the oppression of the Jews by the Greeks: רמב”ם הלכות חנוכה פרק ג – (א) בבית שני כשמלכו יון גזרו גזרות על ישראל ובטלו דתם ולא הניח
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