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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
Recognizing our uniquness
Since we were young children it’s been impressed upon us the importance of achdus(unity). We are taught ‘’ein lecha kli hamachzik et habracha keshalom‘’. As well, every young child is familiar wit
Setting up Fences
Kedoshim Tihyuh- Holy You Shall be Rashi explains that this means having borders or 'fences' to distance ourselves from Arayos (Forbidden relationships etc.) The Ramban takes a different approach but
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
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
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
The most conducive environment for Brachos
Despite Yackovs superior level in spirituality Yitschok still wished to give the Brachos to Eisav. Rivkah who was aware of the true status of her children assisted Yackovn in outsmarting the nsit
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Why all the details: - Parsh..
Why all the details: In the beginning of this week’s Parsha the Torah promises us tremendous benefit, “Eikev Tishmeun”, loosely translates it me
The Missing Gibor - Parshas ..
This week’s Parsha contains a number of sections that are integral to Tefilah. The most famous is the second paragraph of Shema. But we also find par
The Lightest Mitzvoth - Pars..
This week’s Parsha begins with the Pasuk, “And it shall come to pass, since you listen to these laws, and guard and do them, that HaShem your God sha
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Beautiful Dvar Torah. Great preparation for Shavuos
Parshas Bechukosai- The Mira..
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! A vey true perspective on life.
Parashas Bereishis The Game ..
This is really amazing, I think that it also explains why people actually feel satisfaction when the team they are going for wins...