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Pesach

 בס''ד

Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the holly memory of my beloved father Eliahu ben Simcha and it is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on April 18, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Pesach

 בס''ד

Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated Le Iluy Nishma of my beloved father Eliahu ben Simcha and it is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on April 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Parsha Achare Mot



Shalom. Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated Le Iluy Nishmat of my father Eliahu ben Simcha who passed away last week. It is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.



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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on April 11, 2014 at 12:10am — No Comments

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

An iconic childhood experience is reciting the Four Questions at the Seder. The Mishna (Pesachim 116a) cites four questions 1)Tonight Only Matzo, 2) Bitter vegetables, Marror 3)only roast meat and 4)Unlike other nights we dip Karpas in salt water and Marror in Charoseth. The familiar question asking why all assembled are reclining unlike every other night when some sit and some recline.

The reclining question does not appear as a variant text for the Mishna. The question does appear…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 10, 2014 at 5:33pm — No Comments

HALLEL; MORE THAN THANK YOU

Hallel is the next to last part of the Seder. The remaining Psalms of Hallel 115-118 are recited as well as Psalm 136 known as the great Hallel and concludes with the recitation of Nishmat Kol Chai, The soul of every living thing usually said Shabbat and Holiday Mornings. Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel ZT’L ZY’A excepted in the Migdal Eider Haggadah explains the additions to Hallel recited at the Seder each contains references to the Exodus and splitting of the Yam Suf.

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 3, 2014 at 8:08pm — No Comments

A SONG ON OUR LIPS

As the paragraph introducing Psalms 113 & 114 indicates these psalms normally recitied as part of Hallel are said at this point during Maggid as an expression of gratitude and praise. (Ta’amei Minhafim U’Mikorei HaDinim 541 citing the Abudraham ZT’L ZY’A) Although all psalms included in Hallel are recited during the course of the Seder though chanted in two parts. Psalms 113, 114 recalling events and experiences associated with the Exodus are placed towards the conclusion of Maggid.…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on March 27, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Parsha

בס''ד Shalom. This essay is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

Ki Tazria- Brit Mila: Why the Eighth…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on March 27, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Rabbi gets away with murder in public

Protected Rabbi-fondles nieces,at Shabbos table,When I protest,saying its improper to touch  and tell him to stop he reports me to the police.

Simcha Adler,when told that I will report this to Rabbi Riskin,prominent Rabbi in upcoming Efrat

Added by Shoshale Lieberman on March 21, 2014 at 11:31am — 4 Comments

Parshat Shmini

בס''ד Shalom. This essay is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

SHEMINI - CHAYECHA KODMIM   

 

Among the list of non-kosher birds in Parshat Shemini is the…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on March 20, 2014 at 9:25pm — No Comments

PARA PERSDONAL AND INTERPERSONAL PASSOVER PREP.

During the Sabbaths between the blessing of the months of Adar and Nissan there are four special Torah readings. Read a Maftir, the Torah Reading that precedes the reading from the Prophets, the Haftorah. The first is read as part of the call to donate the Half Shekel dues collected to finance public sacrifices. The Second is read on the Shabbat before Purim Zachor recalls the evil of Haman’s ancestors Amelak and the obligation of eradicating such evil. Next is Parah ,the Red Heifer, whose…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on March 19, 2014 at 9:06pm — No Comments

OUT OF THE ORDINARY IN TO THE MIRACULOUS

And in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s command and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, there was a reversal of fortune, for the Jews had rule over those who hated them; (Esther 9:1)

The imagery this text inspires almost escapes description with words. Even though “By these the king authorized the Jews who were in every city to gather themselves…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on March 14, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

Parsha Tzav

Tzav-L’Chaim

Life is good. There is no doubt that the vast majority of us feel this way. This is why the most common Jewish drink toast is "L’Chaim," To Life. Sure, there are difficulties, but when all is said and done, we conclude that it’s worth bearing the painful times in order to experience life’s pleasures.

This week’s Torah portion confirms our observation in describing the thanksgiving offering, the korban…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on March 13, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

A little on Daf Yomi with Tosfos

Stealing a Luluv

[Tosfos in brackets]

 

You're not Yoitze if you take a stolen Luluv. On the first day you're not Yoitze because it doesn't belong to you. The other days, R' Yochanon in the name of Rashbi says you're not Yoitze because it's a Mitzvah Habaah B'Aveira. 

 

[Only in this…

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Added by rav chaim on March 7, 2014 at 6:15am — No Comments

SILENCING EVIL OR JUST ALOT OF NOISE?

The Code of Jewish Law (Orach chaim 690:17 in the notes of the Rabbi Moshe Isserless (Rema) ZT’L ZY’A “ . . . Children would draw pictures of Haman on pieces of wood or stone or write out the name Haman on them and bang them together to erase the image or name in fulfillment of ‘ . . . the name of the wicked shall rot.’ (Mishlei 10:7) and ‘ . . . I will completely blot out the remembrance of Amalek . . . .’ (Shemoth 17:14). From this basis the custom evolved to bang out Haman’s name when the…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on March 6, 2014 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Parsha Vayikra

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בס''ד Shalom. This essay is based on the teachings of R' Yonatan Gefen.If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

VAYIKRA - GIFT OFFERINGS   

 

The…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on March 6, 2014 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Parsha

Shalom. This essay is based on the teachings of R' Yaacov Weinberg. If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at http://thebeautyofTora.tumblr.com/. Feel free to forward these words of Torah to any other fellow Jew. Enjoy and Shabat Shalom.

Pekude-Following the Rebbi's Lead

In Israel, religious political parties generally consult spiritual leaders on a…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on February 27, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments

AS MUCH AS G-D WANTS US UNIFIED HE WANTS US TO BE INDIVIDUALS

Coincidence is a heretical concept . Nothing escapes G-D, nothing exists without G-D ultimately being the source. So the reading of Pekudei and Shekalim on the same Shabbat sends a message applicable wherever one is and whenever one is.

The Half-Shekel payment (Shemoth 30:11-16) is a universal levy imposed upon all military aged males “Every one who passes among those who are counted, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the L-rd.. The rich shall not give more,…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on February 27, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Shorashim

Helping Jewish individuals to find their way, Baruch Hashem, the stories are beautiful 

http://shorashimcenters.org/

Added by sharona on February 27, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Rabbi Avrum Friedmann Embarks on "Buy a Piece of Israel" Speaking Tour

Rabbi Avrum Friedmann Embarks on "Buy a Piece of Israel" Speaking Tour
 
On Sunday, March 2nd, Avrum Friedmann, an ordained rabbi and talmid chochom of note will be arriving for…
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Added by Fern Sidman on February 26, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

parshat Vayakhel

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VAYAKHEL - SHABBAT

 

The Parsha begins with an exhortation to observe Shabbat: "For six days work will be done and the seventh day shall be holy for you, a day of complete rest for Hashem, whoever does work on it shall be put to death.[1]"  The commentaries ask that the wording of the Torah in this passuk needs explanation; it should have said, "for six days you will do work" in the active sense, rather…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on February 20, 2014 at 9:02pm — No Comments

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