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THE BIG AND EXPANSIVE LAND

Command the people of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land of Canaan; this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders; (BaMidbar 34:2)

Chapter 34:2-15 offers a detailed description of Israel’s borders. Rashi ZT’L ZY’A explains ‘Because many commandments apply within the borders of the Land of Israel exclusively and are inapplicable beyond those borders. Therefore, scripture needed to set out the Land’s perimeters form all…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 25, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Parshat Matot and New Book

Shalom.Hope you are well. Baruch HaShem after 5 years of intense work I am about to finalize the editing of my new book “Conquering Your Anger”.  Once I have completed that then I can have it edited, printed and published. But before I can commit to the book’s publication I need to have the required funds to pay for the book. The estimated costs for this book are up to $10,000. 

As was the case with my previous book I am happy to offer space for dedications (ilui nishmat or refuah…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on July 20, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

ALL HANDS TO YOUR BATTLE STATIONS

“And the L-rd spoke to Moses, saying, . Avenge the people of Israel of the Midianites; afterwards shall you be gathered to your people.. And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm yourselves and select from amongst yourselves for the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and do the L-rd’s vengeance in Midian.” )BaMidbar 31:1-3)

The Torah is an eternal document and as such when reading a narrative that reports specific events the question of how the story fits the context of…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 18, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Matos 5774

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Matos 5774

(From the archives)



Making a vow removes jealousy and hatred

Introduction

In this week’s parasha, Matos, it is said (Bamidbar 30:3) ish ki yidor neder laHaShem, if a man takes a vow to HaShem. The Imrei Emes writes that the word neder, a vow, is similar to the word…

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Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on July 18, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

Pinchas

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Shalom.Hope you are well. Baruch HaShem after 5 years of intense work I am about to finalize the editing of my new book “Conquering Your Anger”.  Once I have completed that then I can have it edited, printed and published. But before I can commit to the book’s publication I need to have the required funds to pay for the book. The estimated costs for this book are up to $10,000. 

As was the case with my previous book I am happy to offer space for dedications (ilui nishmat…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on July 10, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

DOUBLE STANDARD, BALAK

All of Jewry is recovering from the murder of Gilad, Naftali and Eyal HY’D the senselessness of the murders, the violation of a people’s sense of security in one’s own surroundings absolute absence of compassion by the Arabs and even foreign friends’ commendations are measured and at best tepid in tone. The shock was compounded when on the of the boys’ funeral an Arab boy was abducted and found murdered although tragic to be sure, but almost instantaneously condemnations implying this…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 5, 2014 at 12:41am — No Comments

Balak



Shalom.Hope you are well. Baruch HaShem after 5 years of intense work I am about to finalize the editing of my new book “Conquering Your Anger”.  Once I have completed that then I can have it edited, printed and published. But before I can commit to the book’s publication I need to have the required funds to pay for the book. The estimated costs for this book are up to $10,000. 

As was the case with my previous book I am happy to offer space for dedications (ilui nishmat or…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on July 4, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

NO ONE LEFT BEHIND, SO WHATCH OUT

A popular Chabad teaching is “to live with the times”. Far from being an endorsement of modernity Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Ladi ZT’L ZY’A was instructing his followers to look within the weekly Torah portion for guidance in one’s daily life. As the whole Jewish world awaits the rescue and return of YA’AKOV NAFTAL BEN RACHEL DEVORAH, GILAD MICHAEL BEN BAT GALIM and EYAL BEN IRIS TESHURAH who were abducted about two weeks ago the sidra Chukat discusses how to respond to an…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on June 27, 2014 at 1:18am — No Comments

Parsha Chukat and New Book

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Shalom.Hope you are well. Baruch HaShem after 5 years of intense work I am about to finalize the editing of my new book “Conquering Your Anger”.  Once I have completed that then I can have it edited, printed and published. But before I can commit to the book's publication I need to have the required funds to pay for the book. The estimated costs for this book are up to $10,000. 

As was the case with my previous book I am happy to offer space for dedications (ilui…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on June 25, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments

BRINGING THEM BACK HOME

The abduction of the three Yeshiva students Erev Shabbat of Selach makes writing about the Sidra difficult. In the interest of solidarity with all of Jewish Nation it would be appropriate to review some of the Halacha , Jewish Law regarding the situation.

Schulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 253 rules that ransoming captives is greater than other charitable causes. However a lima is imposed on how much ransom a community may pay for an captives’s release. The Pitchei Teshuvah ZT’L ZY’A quoting…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on June 20, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

SMALL STEPS TO HIGHER GROUND

And they rose up early in the morning, and went up to the top of the mountain, saying, Behold, we are here, and will go up to the place of which the L-rd has spoken; for we have sinned.

And Moses said, Why do you now transgress the commandment of the L-rd? But it shall not succeed. Do not go up, for the L-rd is not among you; so that you should not be struck before your enemies.. For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword; because you are…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on June 13, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Parsha Shlach

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 Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the 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.

SHELACH…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on June 11, 2014 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Parsha Behaalotecha

Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the memory of my beloved father Eliahu ben Simcha and Refua Shelema of R' Price, Shlomo Yoel ben Chaya Lea. It is based on the teachings of R' Yaakov Weinberg. If you wish to read this article or previous essays please visit my blog at …

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on June 3, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

Shavuot

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Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the 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 Chag Sameach.…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on June 2, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments

TORAH SO SPECIAL IT STANDS BY ITSELF

The Talmud (Rosh HaShanah 16a) cites a Mishna “ At four times during year the world is judged . . . on Shavout on the trees’ produce . . . .” Rabbainu Nissim ZT’L ZY’A addresses an inherent conundrum if all creation is judged the year’s beginning what does being judged on grain during Passover, the trees’ produce on Shavout or water on Succot mean? The Rabbi opines that on Rosh HaShanah each person’s share of the world’s produce, abundance is determined. However how much grain will there be?…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 29, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments

OPEN MINDEDNESS

“And the L-rd spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out from the land of Egypt, saying,” (Bamidbar 1:1)

The Midrash Bamidbar Rabbah 1:7 “ Another explanation 'And the L-rd spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai’ . . . whoever does not render themselves open to all like a wilderness cannot acquire either wisdom or Torah [this lesson is implied by scripture stating] In the wilderness…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 23, 2014 at 5:08am — No Comments

Parsha Bamidbar

Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the 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.



BAMDIBAR – MOSHE’S…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on May 22, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments

SAVING THE WORLD

The 33rd day of the Omer is called Lag (Lamed =30, Gimmel=3) B’Omer. The day is treated as a minor festival when the mourning observed during Sefira is ether over or suspended for the day. The festive atmosphere of Lag B’Omer is connected to the day being the anniversary of ta’anit sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s passing.(see Sha’ar HaKavanot page 87a)

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai commonly called Rashbi is the author of the Zohar, the Talmudic era’s commentary on the Torah based on the…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 16, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Parsha Bechukotai

  בס''ד 

Shalom.Hope you are well. This essay is dedicated to the 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…

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Added by Yitzchak Benarrosh on May 15, 2014 at 10:42pm — No Comments

SHEMITAH BEYOND THE FARM

The Sabbatical Year, Shemitah is a fascinating institution. Every seven years after Bene Yisrael enter and settle the Land of Israel all agricultural work within its boundaries is to cease. “Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit;” (VaYikra 25:3) The Shemitah is called a Sabbath (VaYikra 25:4)

Sefer M’Behair HaTorah quotes Torat Emmet who observed that just as the ninth blessing in the Amidah prayer is a prayer for a…

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Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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