תפילה: ברום עולם
Tefillah: Birum Olam: Prayer stands at the Pinnacle of the World
Praying with the Tzibur brings to holiness and this idea is reflected in Yitzchak
The Mishna in Avos (1:2) states that the world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah (service) and Gemilus Chasadim. The Pinei Menachem writes that these three ideas correspond to the three Patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov. Avraham embodied the attribute of chesed,… Continue
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on October 31, 2008 at 7:51pm —
After The Flood
By Rabbi Yaacov Haber
Noah and his family emerged from the ark. The population of the world was gone. All the men and women who had heckled Noah on a regular basis were missing.
It was not the same world that Noah had known. The Torah doesn’t record Noah’s emotions at that time. For us it would probably have been eerie, full of mixed feelings, overjoyed at the realization of survival, depressed at the massive destruction that lay before… Continue
Added by Yaacov Haber on October 31, 2008 at 1:34pm —
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Added by Rav Mitterhoff on October 31, 2008 at 1:28pm —
from "Lazer Beams"
Our sages say that those who enjoy the benefits of miracles have no idea that those miracles have been taking place. Nothing could be truer.
The blogosphere has been buzzing about an Iranian plot to destroy Israel, G-d forbid, this past Yom Kippur. When I first heard the story, I had serious doubts about its veracity. But, with more and more proof piling up, it looks like the real deal.
Hashem foiled an Iranian effort to contaminate Israel with over… Continue
Added by Chaya Malka Abramson on October 31, 2008 at 1:18pm —
שבת טעם החיים פרשת נח תשס"ט
Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Parashas Noach 5769
Noach and Shabbos
This week the Torah discusses Noach, a person who is depicted as a righteous person and who is saved from the Great Flood that destroyed the populated world. Noach appears to be a mystery, however, as the commentators and even the Medrash struggle to understand what it was about Noach that he merited salivation. One Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 29:1) even goes… Continue
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on October 31, 2008 at 8:28am —
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By Rabbi Yoseph Kahanov Jax, Fl.
Like it or not, we are each engaged in a battle against our own set of mean genes. They are wily opponents too. Masters of the visceral, they control through satisfaction, pain, and pleasure.
(Dr.'s Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan, Mean Genes)
Destroy man's desire to sin, our sages tell us, and you would destroy the world.
Not that anyone needs to sin. But one who lacks the desire to sin is not a citizen of this world. And without citizens, who… Continue
Added by Yoseph Kahanov on October 30, 2008 at 2:30pm —
L' Zecher Nishmas of Mora Yolan bat R' Yoseph, R' Avraham Pessach ben Yaakov
MAY WE MERIT TO HAVE PURE MOUTHS, SO THAT OUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED. AMEN
LADIES of LOVING KINDNESS, Please daven for these neshamot amongst Klal Yisroel.
for a REFUAH SHELAIMA
for a speedy & complete healing
CHAIM PINCHAS ben YOSEPHA Ha Rav Pinchas Sheinberg
YISROEL NOACH ben HINDA Ha Rav Noach Weinberg
AARON YEHUDA ben DEVORAH SARA This… Continue
Added by Chaya Malka Abramson on October 30, 2008 at 10:34am —
World altering events are not necessarily are as obvious as the flood which fundamentally changed life on the planet. Sometimes, subtle actions have far reaching effects.
11:28 relates that Haran Avraham’s younger brother died at Ur Chasdim. Rashi Z’L ZY’A as well as Targum Yonaton Ben Uziel ZY’A offers a remarkable back story.
Terach & Sons were idol manufactures as alluded to in the Midrash (Bereshit Rabbah 38:13 and End of Tana Di Bei Eliyahu and their various forms… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on October 30, 2008 at 6:03am —
A person learning for conversion is prohibited from observing Shabbos like a Jew.
I've learned on this that Shabbos is our intimate time with Hashem, and that it is inappropriate for someone not part of that close relationship to be there at our intimate times, and perhaps more so for Yom Tov.
A righteous gentile friend asked me today about Shabbos, about when it became instituted.
I thought to myself that of course it was during the first days of creation, per… Continue
Added by Chaim on October 29, 2008 at 6:59am —
Doreish Tov on Medrash Rabbah
Parashas Noach 5769
30:2 The Medrash states that it is said (Bereishis 6:9) eileh toldos Noach, these are the offspring of Noach. It is said (Iyov 24:18) kal hu al pinei mayim tikulal chelkasam baaretz lo yifneh derech keramim, he glides swiftly, as on the water’s surface; their portion in the land is forsaken; he does not turn to the way of the vineyards. The words kal hu al pinei mayim mean that it was decreed upon the Generation of the Flood that… Continue
Added by Rabbi Binyomin Adler on October 28, 2008 at 7:24am —
Doreish Tov on Medrash Rabbah
Parashas Noach 5769
30:1 The Medrash states that it is said (Bereishis) eileh toldos Noach Noach ish tzaddik tamim, these are the offspring of Noach – Noach was a righteous man, perfect…. This is what is said (Mishlei 10:25) kaavor sufah viain rasha vitzaddik yesod olam, when the storm passes a wicked one is no more, but a righteous one is the foundation of the world. Kaavor sufah viain rasha refers to the Generation of the Flood and vitzaddik yesod… Continue
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Added by Benyomin Hoffman on October 24, 2008 at 7:17pm —
The Jewish calendar for the last two months was intense. The anticipation of Elul the solemn nature of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur being the preface for the joy expressed during Succoth, until finally without any additional adornments Jewry enjoys the sublime intimacy of Shemini Azret and Simchat Torah. Though a gross over simplification the Kabbalists would assert the fall cycle of holidays serve to reestablish the individual and national relationship between Jewry and G-D. How one wishes to… Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on October 24, 2008 at 7:05pm —