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Noachs “Calling” At the beginning of Parsha when discussing the kind of person Noach was, the Torah says “Tzaddik Bedorosof” meaning righteous in his generation. Rashi brings down two possibilities
In a generation where stealing is an excepted society norm, where adultery is a matter of taste, how can anyone possibly maintain a sense of any moral behavior? Chazal tell us that in the generation
The Messgae of teh Sukkah
The Torah clearly states that the Yom Tov of Sukkas comes to commemorate the “sitting in the Sukka” experience that Bnei Yisroel experienced when they left Mitzrayim. לְמַעַן יֵדְעוּ דֹרֹתֵיכֶם כִּי
The place of Balei Teshuvah
במקום שבעלי תשובה עומדים איו צדיקים גמורים יכולים לעמוד (ברכות ל"ד) This can be understood as follows. Tzadikim take the moderate (balanced) path. בעלי תשובה are leading a
Erase our debt
אבינו מלכנו מחוק ברחמיך הרבים כל שטרי חובותינו One of the close associates of the Tolerner Rebbe zt”l recounted an inspiring story he experienced while accompanying his Rebbe back to Bayit Ve
Teshuva on Aveiros leshem shomayim
שובה ישראל עד ה' אלוקיך Chazal tell us “Reuven returned to the pit” (where Yosef was). Where was Reuven originally? He was fasting and repenting. Hashem said ‘no man had ever sinned befor
The Day is mechaper
אל יפטר אלא מתוך דבר הלכה Rabbi Yisroel Salanter zt”l during a moment of heartfelt tehuvah before kol - nidreh on Yom Kippur cried bitterly and exclaimed “Woe
Yifat Toar - Parshat Ki Teze
Yifat Toar The concept of Yifat Toar is not an easy one to grasp. How can the Torah permit something that the Torah does not approve of, as can clearly be seen from the context of t
Why all the details: - Parshas Eikev
Why all the details: In the beginning of this week’s Parsha the Torah promises us tremendous benefit, “Eikev Tishmeun”, loosely translates it means when or because you will listen. The peculi
Bribery- A law of nature
Parshas Masei The Torah commands us not to take bribery because “Hashochad Ye’aver einiey Tzaddikim…” loosely translated, the “bribery will blind the eyes of the righteous etc…”. The
One minute vort- Who is the enemy?
Who is the enemy? At the end of Parshas Balak Bnei Yisroel had an unfortunate encounter with Midyon; whereas the daughters of Midyan maliciously seduced Bnei Yisroel to sin, resulting in the de
There is an old saying that goes like this: “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on you, fool me three times shame on me”. The message behind the saying is simple, we are all prone to g
What "Chohk" reveals
Parah Adumah is synonymous with the word “Chohk” - a law. The classic definition of a chohk is a mitzvah that we don’t understand or don’t fully understand it. Whether we don'
The insanity of machlokes
One of the key players of the machlokes between Moshe Rabbeinu and Korach was Oin Ben Peles. He is mentioned by name in the beginning of the parsha together with the rest of Korachs group, yet whe
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 tough resistance. Surp
Achieving the Uniqueness of the Holy land
Achieving the Uniqueness of the Holy land Dvar Torah Parshas Shelach: There are so many Gemaras, Midrashim and other Seforim that discu
Why was Miriam punished so severly? She was Moshes sister and had risked her life to save him. The actual Loshon Horah was not to shame him or anything like that, rather she compared him to the oth
Dvar Torah Parshas Behalotcha- I want to do it!!!!!!!!
The Ohr Hachaim asks a piercing question on the Parsha of Pesach Sheini. Imagine a man walks up to the stewardess before boarding a flight and says, “I don’t have a ticket but I would like to board.”
Human nature is to get attached to what we invest in. Whether it’s time, energy, money or any kind of effort-the more we invest in something the more we become attached to it. If we build something
The most susceptible to external influence is by far children. Often described as a blank sheet of paper, whatever the educator manages to inscribe becomes the future adult. By the time children g
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Noachs “Calling” At the beginning of Parsha when discussing the kind of person Noach was, the Torah says “Tzaddik Bedorosof” meaning righteous in hi
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