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2021-05-13 04:07:33 PM


"And the Levites… were not allowed to number themselves amongst them – בתוכם" )

"Any Torah scholar whose inner self is not like his outside shall not enter the Study Hall."

Concerning that said in the Masechet Avot, "One should raise many disciples" Rabeinu Ovadia of Bartenura explained, "Raise many disciples" – This is compared to...Read more...


2021-05-06 06:01:38 PM


"And if you shall say – what shall we eat in the seventh year? See, we may not sow…." (25,20)

If miracles are made for him

Our Sages say that when a Jew benefits from miracles, merits of his are reduced, as it says in the Gemara, "And if a miracle is made for him – merits of his are reduced."

Therefore Rashi says "A person mustn't benefit from miracles."

Accordingly, in his...


2021-04-29 04:00:42 PM


"I can exempt the entire world from Judgment"

The power of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai

Regarding the power of RASHBY, it says in the Gemara "Rabbi Yermiya said in the name of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai: I can exempt the entire world from Judgment." In order to understand the enormous power of RASHBY let us look into what it says in the sefer Shmuot Tovot...Read more...


2021-04-22 04:38:20 PM


"And Aharon shall bring near the hall the bull of the expiation offering… and effect atonement for himself and for his household." (16,6)

Before Whom will you have judgment and reckoning in the future?

According to what we learned in the Mishnah (Avot) "Akiva the son of Mihalelel says, look at three things and you will not come to sin – Know...Read more...

2021-04-22 04:33:39 PM


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2021-04-15 04:16:40 PM


"This is the teaching of the leper תורת המצורע  on the day of his becoming pure…" (14,2)

 His Torah

On the words "This is the teaching of the leper תורת המצורע  on the day of his becoming pure" the Chovot Halivavot says that when a person speaks slander about his friend, his mitzvahs are taken away from him and the person about whom he...Read more...

To purify us from our impurity

2021-04-08 03:27:25 PM


"And you shall count unto you- לכם ….seven complete sabbaths shall it be." (Vayikra 23, 15)

To purify us from our impurity

We are now amidst the days of counting the Omer which, as we know, are days of preparation for receiving the Torah. We should therefore understand the holy obligation that rests upon us during these...Read more...


2021-03-25 04:34:57 PM


Ideas from the Hagadah

 Ha Lachma Ania

Rabbi Bunim of Pshischa said an interesting fact: The wording of the Hagaddah, especially the words of Baruch Hamakom Baruch Hu ברוך המקום ברוך הוא"  show that Eliyahu Hanavi composed the Hagaddah, for we see many times  that in Tana Dvei Eliyahu it says Baruch Hamakom Baruch...Read more...


2021-03-18 04:24:01 PM


"… if any man of you would bring an offering from you near unto G-d…"(1,2)

 An offering from you

"Your offering should be similar to the offering of Adam Harishon. Just as even though Adam Harishon had everything at his disposal he did not bring from stolen or looted items, so you.. do not bring an offering from stolen or looted items."...Read more...

Vayakel Pikudei

2021-03-11 01:46:11 PM


"And Moshe erected the Tabernacle…" (40,18)

I fell and I stood up

Our Sages ob'm say on the verse in the Torah (Bamidbar) "And it came to pass on the day that Moshe finished setting up the Tabernacle…" that it does not say "on the day Moshe set up the Tabernacle" to teach us that for all the seven days of the Miluim Moshe would erect the Mishkan and take it...Read more...

2021-03-11 01:45:08 PM


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Ki Tisa

2021-03-04 04:46:54 PM



And he hewed two tablets of stone like unto the first…" (34,4)

 Each person corresponds to one letter

The Migaleh Amukot wrote that the word Yisrael "ישראל" is initials for יש ששים רבוא אותיות לתורה – "There are six hundred thousand letters in the Torah". In...Read more...

2021-03-04 04:42:41 PM


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2021-02-25 06:00:27 AM


"The paupers look forward to the reading of the megilah" (Megilah 4)

 The time of megilah reading is auspicious for good livelihood and blessings

In the sefer Ateret Yehoshua of the holy Rabbi of Jikov zy'o it is brought down that the megila reading is auspicious for a good livelihood.

The Rabbi explains...

Maghen Abraham - Thoughts From Mayer Sasson

2021-02-12 06:00:00 AM


"Now these are the social laws which you shall set …"

 Sweetening the harsh Judgment

 On this verse Onkelos translates "These are the judgments that you shall arrange before them". Our Rabbis see therein a clear allusion to the great work placed upon us to sweeten the harsh judgments (problems and suffering) that are made upon us. According to Onkelos Moshe is to arrange the harsh judgments to sweeten them....Read more...

Sun, May 16 2021 5 Sivan 5781