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Parshas Vayeishev

Parshas Vayeishev By: Rabbi Yosef Yaakov Marcus In this week’s parsha, we learn about Yosef’s dreams and the brother’s subsequent feelings of hatred toward Yosef. Their hostile relationship culminated in a plot voiced by Shimon and Levi to murder Yosef. Yosef’s life was ultimately spared by Yehuda who convinced the other shevatim that killing Yosef […]

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Parshas Vayishlach

Parshas Vayishlach By: Rabbi Ahron Nachum Levi When Yaakov heard that Esav was coming, he davened to HaShem, “Please save me from my brother, from Esav.” The Zohar questions why Yaakov had to mention which brother it was. After all, he only had one brother. The Zohar concludes that we learn from here that when […]

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Parshas Toldos

Parshas Toldos By: Rabbi Pinny Kanner In this week’s parshah we learn about Yitzchok Avinu.  Compared to all the Avos, Yitzchok is probably the least understood.  There are many parshiyos that speak of Avraham Avinu’s amazing acts of chesed, his trials, and his life story. Similarly, the Torah includes many parshiyos teaching us about Yaakov.  […]

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Parshas Chayei Sarah

Parshas Chayei Sarah By: Rabbi Ephraim Weiss In this week’s parsha we read about the death of Sorah Imeinu. The Torah tells us that Avrohom came to eulogize Sorah and to cry over her. Interestingly, the word ‘ולבכתה’ is written with a small chaf. The Baal HaTurim explains that the small chaf teaches us that […]

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Parshas Vayeira

Parshas Vayeira By: Rabbi Sholom Y. Fryshman ויאמר שוב אשוב אליך כעת חי’ והנה בן לשרה אשתך The malach who informed Avraham Avinu that Sarah would have a son, promised that he would return and behold –  Sarah will have a son. However, we do not seem to find anywhere in the Torah that the […]

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Parshas Lech Lecha

Parshas Lech Lecha By: Rabbi Levi Yosef Bechhofer In the beginning of the parsha, Hashem commands Avraham to leave his homeland and head to Eretz Canaan. Rabbeinu Bachya asks why the word “lecha” is included in the command. Hashem could have just as well said Lech Mei’artzecha; why Lech Lecha? He begins by explaining the […]

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Parshas Noach

Parshas Noach By: Rabbi Moishe Bier This week’s parsha discusses the Dor Haflaga. Together, they came to a resolution that no one group of the generation could topple Hashem. Alternatively, the whole generation together would be successful at waging war against Hashem. One of the ta’anos on the Dor Haflaga is found in the Medrash, […]

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Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech

Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech By: Rabbi Dovid Besser In this week’s parshah the posuk states, “Ki hamitzvah hazos asher anochi mitzavcha hayom lo nifleis hi mimcha v’lo richokah hi, lo bashamayim hi…. ki karov eilecha hadavar meod bificha u’vilvavcha la’asoso (30:11-14).” To summarize these pesukim: this mitzvah is not hidden or distant… it is very close to […]

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Parshas Ki Savo

Parshas Ki Savo By: Rabbi Nachum Dovid Alpert In this week’s parshah (Perek 27), we find out that after Klal Yisrael enters Eretz Yisrael, they were to renew their commitment to the Torah at Har Gereizim and Har Eival.  This renewal would take place during an elaborate ceremony with all of Klal Yisrael’s participation.  The […]

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Parshas Ki Seitzei

Parshas Ki Seitzei By: Rabbi Eliezer Krohn At the end of this week’s sidrah we have the commandment to wipe out the nation of Amalek. We find back in the end of Parshas Beshalach that the Torah tells us that Amalek came into the city of Refidim. Chazal understand that to mean that they came […]

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