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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
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
Parshas Mishpatim – Splitting the Blood and the Half Shekel
This week’s Parsha is in between two momentous events; Matan Torah in Yisro, and the sin of the Eigel in Ki Tisa. Even though most of the Parsha does concern itself with Mishpatim – Laws- at the end
Parshas Yisro –Seeing the Sounds
This week’s Parsha is the recounting of Kabalas HaTorah. The events of that foundational experience of Klal Yisroel are indelibly inscribed in the Neshama of the nation. Therefore, we need to examine
Pinchas, Providence and Patience
After the episode in ערבות מואב, where the evil king בלק sent out Moabite women to go seduce בני ישראל and caused them to sin and worship עבודה זרע. After זמרי בן סלו openly disgraces 'ה and disregar
One question I've always had is why we say Modim Derabanan while the chazan is saying modim.We don't really do this for any other section in shmone Esrei so what is is so special about Modim. The answ
Story - Vayeshev
הרב דניאל קירש
Rabbi David Levin, the grandson of the great Reb Arye Levine, tells this story about a loan that his grandfather accepted. Reb Arye tried very hard to avoid borrowing money, but one time it was qu
The Ceremonial Offer - question and Answer Vayeshev
הרב דניאל קירש
“…and they could not speak to him peacefully” (Bereishit 36:4) Rashi: From their disgrace, we learn their praise, [because this indicates] that they did not have one thing in their mouth, a
Emunah and Bitachon
BITACHON So there I was, changing my daughter out of her pajamas and trying to fit her with a nice, clean stretchy. As I maneuvered her tiny hands out of their sleeves, I encountered to
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There are No Last Chances
After reading the Parshiot in the Torah over and over I can’t help but go crazy when the people/Jews do things wrong RIGHT after they were presented with a clear miracle. It happens all the time and
I love you, is probably the most used phrased between the genders in today’s world. What does it mean? Does it mean that they really love each other even though they only met for the first time jus
What is Marriage
Marriage finds itself on the more confusing side of human perception. On the mere surface it seems but a beautiful paradise, eternal bliss for those lucky ones that managed to attain it. Yet pi
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