שבת טעם החיים עקב תש"ע
Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Eikev…
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on July 30, 2010 at 5:00am —
Rashi (7;12) relates that we will only receive the reward of Hashem safeguarding the covenant (to come to us directly and not through an… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 29, 2010 at 5:51am —
How does one understand success? Even more pointedly how does one understand success when it is at the expense of another? As Bene Yisrael’s travels through the desert were coming to an end Moshe our Teacher A’H told the nation something very stark
Not to think the miraculous manner by which the land will be conquered is not evidence of Israel’s righteousness or the present occupying Canaanite peoples’ wickedness. Rather it is because the Canaanite peoples’ wickedness that Bene Yisrael… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 29, 2010 at 2:04am —
שבת טעם החיים ואתחנן תש"ע
Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Vaeschanan…
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on July 23, 2010 at 6:46pm —
"Not because you are more numerous than all the peoples did Hashem desire you and chose you, for you are the fewest of all the… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 23, 2010 at 6:26pm —
"Honor your father and your mother, as Hashem, your… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 23, 2010 at 6:24pm —
The Shabbat following the Fasting and mourning of 9th Av is called Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of consolation. How is one comforted after losing it all?
The question that jumps out at first is why after 9th Av do the Jewish people need consolation? After all, feeling the sense of things are as they should be because of the exile should not be left to a few hours on 9th Av but a constant expressed as a yearning for better days under the rule of G-D’s Torah and Mashiach as the Earthly… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Jason Behar on July 18, 2010 at 7:00am —
שבת טעם החיים דברים תש"ע
Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Devarim…
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on July 16, 2010 at 2:10am —
Rashi (1;13): One who is "understanding" goes looking for customers when there's no business (like an enterprising moneychanger). A wise person, however, simply bides his time when there are no customers (like a rich moneychanger). What does it mean to be one who is "understanding" and how is that greater than being "wise?"
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig explains that a person with understanding is one… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 16, 2010 at 12:09am —
In this week's parsha Moshe tells the nation of Israel that they should journey "until the great river, the Euphrates River" (1;7).
Rashi (1;7) relates that the Euphrates River is referred to as "the great river" because it's mentioned in association with the land of Israel. Similarly, Rashi wrote earlier (Bereishis, 15;18) that the Euphrates River is called "the great river" because it is… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 16, 2010 at 12:09am —
The torah (1;1) states: "These are the words that Moshe spoke to all Israel...etc."
The Medresh (Devarim Rabbah, 1;1) asks: In parshat Shemos Moshe said that he isn't a man of words (4;10)-therefore how could he rebuke the whole nation of Israel? The Medresh answers: "Before Moshe merited the Torah, the verse says of him: I am not a man of words. Once he merited the Torah, his speech was healed, and he began to speak." However, the simple…
Added by Jason Behar on July 16, 2010 at 12:00am —
In this week's parsha we have the laws regarding the cities of refuge concerning one who kills unintentionally (35; 9-34).
Rashi (35;15) states: "Although Moshe set aside in his lifetime three cities of refuge on the other side of the Jordan, they did not provide refuge until the three cities that Yehoshua designated as cities of refuge in the Land of Canaan had been selected." Why did Moshe need to… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 9, 2010 at 5:58pm —
In this week's parsha the nation of Israel go to war against the nation of Midyan in order to take revenge.
Rashi (31;3) relates that Moshe heard he would die after the war and yet he still went to war with joy. Later, Rashi (31;5) tells us that the jews didn't want to go to war because they had heard that Moshe was going to die afterwards.
The question is: Why did Moshe have to know that… Continue
Added by Jason Behar on July 9, 2010 at 5:57pm —
From what I read, this Rosh Chodesh Av is going to be very special because we are in the time when we need to prepare for the Great Shabbos. I think we each pick something to improve about ourself and also say Tehillim -
Added by sharona on July 9, 2010 at 1:30am —
BaMidbar 34:1-22 depicts the boundaries G-D set for Eretz Yisrael. Rashi ZT’L ZY’A explains the apparent intent is to define where the Mitzvoth connected to the land of Israel apply.
Rashi’s comments are interesting in light of how scripture itself defines the area “ . . . [T]his is the land that was allocated to you by lottery, as a legacy, the land of Canaan according to its boundaries.” (34:2) Simply read the text is ostensibly asserting the extent of the territory over which Bene… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 8, 2010 at 9:38pm —
שבת טעם החיים מטות תש"ע
Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Matos…
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on July 8, 2010 at 1:49am —
A beautiful site BH bringing Jews together through Shabbos --
Added by sharona on July 7, 2010 at 12:13am —
FIVE TOWNS PREMIERE OF "TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT"
BY: FERN SIDMAN
"Triumph of the Spirit" is a new and powerful documentary on focuses on the indomitable faith and hope that prevailed during the nightmarish years of the Holocaust. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the internationally renowned Torah outreach organization, shares her personal narrative in a voice that penetrates the soul and touches the deepest recesses of the heart. Standing… Continue
Added by Fern Sidman on July 5, 2010 at 8:38pm —
The allocation of territory among the Tribes of Israel consisted of two elements. The apportionment was proportional to a particular tribe’s population (BaMidbar 26:54) Simultaneously the tribes’ borders were to be set by lottery (26:55) 26:56 repeats the requirement that the assignment of tribal lands in the Land of Israel be by lottery.… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on July 2, 2010 at 1:30am —