1. Chovas HaTalidim – New Series – Part 3

    Chovas HaTalidim - New Series - Part 3
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  2. Reishis Chochma – Part 34

    Reishis Chochma - Part 34
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  3. שובבי”ם ת”ת – What’s it about – Part 4

    שובבי"ם ת"ת - What's it about - Part 4
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  4. Zera Shimshon – Va’erah – 5784

    Zera Shimshon - Va'erah - 5784
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  5. שובבי”ם ת”ת – What’s it about – Part 3

    שובבי"ם ת"ת - What's it about - Part 3
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  6. Shmiras HaLashon – The Scary Mussar – Part 2

    Shmiras HaLashon - The Scary Mussar - Part 2
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  7. Reishis Chochma – Part 33

    Reishis Chochma - Part 33
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  8. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 29

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 29
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  9. Shemiras HaLashon – The Scary Mussar section

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  10. Reishis Chochma – Part 32

    Reishis Chochma - Part 32
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  11. Meulefes Sappirim – Part 28

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  12. Reishis Chochma – Part 31

    Reishis Chochma - Part 31
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  13. שובבי”ם ת”ת What’s it About? Part 2

    שובבי"ם ת"ת What's it About? Part 2
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  14. Zera Shimshon – Shemos 5784

    Zera Shimshon - Shemos 5784
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  15. שובבי”ם ת”ת – What’s it about? part 1

    שובבי"ם ת"ת - What's it about? part 1
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  16. The Rambam and his Legacy

    The Rambam and his Legacy
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  17. Zera Shimshon – Vayechi – 5784

    Zera Shimshon - Vayechi - 5784
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  18. Even Shesiya – 13 Ikarim – Part 3

    Even Shesiya - 13 Ikarim - Part 3
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  19. Yahrtzeit Tish for my Rebbe Maran HaGaon HaRav Moshe Shapira ZT”L

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  20. Zera Shimshon Vayigash – 5784

    Zera Shimshon Vayigash - 5784
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  21. Even Shesiya – 13 Ikarim – Part 2

    Even Shesiya - 13 Ikarim - Part 2
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  22. Reishis Chochma – Part 30

    Reishis Chochma - Part 30
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  23. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 27

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 27
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  24. Chovas HaTalmidim – New Series – Part 2

    Chovas HaTalmidim - New Series - Part 2
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  25. Chavruah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah Part 7

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  26. Chavrua with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilch s Chanukah – Part 6

    Chavrua with the Rosh Yeshiva - Rambam Hilch s Chanukah - Part 6
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  27. Zera Shimshon Miketz 5784

    Zera Shimshon Miketz 5784
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  28. Chvrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah Part 5

    Chvrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva - Rambam Hilchos Chanukah Part 5
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  29. Chavrusa with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah Part 4

    Chavrusa with the Rosh Yeshiva - Rambam Hilchos Chanukah Part 4
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  30. Zera Shimshon – Chanukah 5784

    Zera Shimshon - Chanukah 5784
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  31. Zera Shimshon – Vayeshev 5784

    Zera Shimshon - Vayeshev 5784
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  32. Chavrusa with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah – Part 3

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  33. Reishis Chochma – Part 29

    Reishis Chochma - Part 29
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  34. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 26

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 26
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  35. Reishis Chochma – Pat 28

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  36. Me’ulefas Sappirim – Part 25

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  37. Chavrusa with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah – Part 2

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  38. Even Shesiya – 13 Ikarim – Part 1

    Even Shesiya - 13 Ikarim - Part 1
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  39. Chovas HaTamidim – New Series- Part 1

    Chovas HaTamidim - New Series- Part 1
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  40. Chavrusa with the Rosh Yeshiva – Rambam Hilchos Chanukah – Part 1

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  41. Reishis Chochma – Part 27

    Reishis Chochma - Part 27
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  42. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 24

    Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 24
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  43. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 23

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  44. Reishis Chochma – Part 26

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  45. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 22

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  46. Reishis Chochma – Part 25

    Reishis Chochma - Part 25
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  47. Reishis Chochma – Part 24

    Reishis Chochma - Part 24
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  48. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 21

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 21
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  49. Reishis Chochma – Part 23

    Reishis Chochma - Part 23
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  50. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 20

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  51. Reishis Chochma – part 22

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  52. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 19

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 19
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  53. Zera Shimshon Toldos – 5784

    Zera Shimshon Toldos - 5784
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  54. Issues in self defense and warfare in general and on Shabbos

    Issues in self defense and warfare in general and on Shabbos
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  55. Reishis Chochma – Part 21

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  56. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 18

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 18
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  57. Zera Shimshon Chayei Sarah 5784

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  58. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 17

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 17
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  59. Mishlei with Commentary of the Vilna Gaon – Part 3

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  60. Reishis Chochma – Part 20

    Reishis Chochma - Part 20
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  61. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 16

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 16
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  62. Mishlei with commentary of the Vilna Gaon – Part 2

    Mishlei with commentary of the Vilna Gaon - Part 2
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  63. Reishis Chochma – Part 19

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  64. Me’ulefes Sappirim – part 15

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  65. Reishis Chochma – Part 18

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  66. Mishlei with commentary of the Vilna Gaon – Part 1

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  67. Reishis Chochma – Part 17

    Reishis Chochma - Part 17
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  68. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 14

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  69. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 7

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  70. Reishis Chochma – Part 16

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  71. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 13

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  72. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 6

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  73. Zera Shimshon Vayeira 5784

    Zera Shimshon Vayeira 5784
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  74. Reishis Chochma – Part 15

    Reishis Chochma - Part 15
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  75. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 12

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 12
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  76. Reishis Chochma – Part 14

    Reishis Chochma - Part 14
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  77. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 11

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 11
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  78. Reishis Chochma – Part 13

    Reishis Chochma - Part 13
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  79. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 10

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 10
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  80. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 5

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  81. Zera Shimshon Lech Lecha 5784 – Part 2

    Zera Shimshon Lech Lecha 5784 - Part 2
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  82. Reishis Chochma – Part 12

    Reishis Chochma - Part 12
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  83. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 9

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 9
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  84. Reishis Chochma – Part 11

    Reishis Chochma - Part 11
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  85. Zera Shimshon Lech Lecha 5784

    Zera Shimshon Lech Lecha 5784
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  86. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 8

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 8
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  87. Reishis Chochma – Part 10

    Reishis Chochma - Part 10
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  88. Laws of Ribis (usury) from the Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 4

    Laws of Ribis (usury) from the Shulchan Aruch HaRav - Part 4
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  89. Reishis Chochma – Part 9

    Reishis Chochma - Part 9
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  90. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 3

    Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav - Part 3
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  91. Reishis Chochma – Part 8

    Reishis Chochma - Part 8
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  92. Me’ulefes Sappirim – part 7

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - part 7
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  93. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 6

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 6
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  94. Reishis Chochma – Part 7

    Reishis Chochma - Part 7
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  95. Zera Shimshon Noach 5784

    Zera Shimshon Noach 5784
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  96. Laws of Family purity from Sefer Mareh Kohen – part2

    Laws of Family purity from Sefer Mareh Kohen - part2
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  97. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 5

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 5
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  98. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 2

    Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav - Part 2
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  99. Reishis Chochma – part 6

    Reishis Chochma - part 6
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  100. ZERA SHIMSHON Bereishis 5784 – part 2

    Do it right!
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  101. Reishis Chochma – part 5

    Reishis Chochma - part 5
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  102. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 4

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 4
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  103. Laws of Family Purity from Sefer Mar’eh Kohen – part 1

    A authoritative concise guide to laws of family purity with background information
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  104. Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav – Part 1

    Laws of Ribis (usury) from Shulchan Aruch HaRav - Part 1
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  105. ZERA SHIMSHON – Breishis 5784

    The sefer everybody’s talking about and yearning to learn – DONE RIGHT
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  106. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 3

    Me'ulefes Sappirim - Part 3
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  107. Reishis Chochma – Part 4

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  108. Parshas Bereishis & the Simchas Torah War started by Hamas

    Dedicated to לעילוי נשמת אמי מורתי שולמית בת הרב דב יהודה ז”ל
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  109. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 2

    This is a compendium of Mussar lessons from the ZOHAR collated and translated into Hebrew by Rav Shlomo Nissim Algazi (1610 – c. 1683) who was rabbi in Smyrna and in Jerusalem in the 17th century. He was a prolific writer on all topics of rabbinical literature, and won distinction by his treatment of Talmudic ...
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  110. Reishis Chochma – Part 3

    Reishis Chochma - Part 3
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  111. A message for בני עליה ONLY – Part2

    Not for ‘snowflakes’, the proudly mediocre, or the politically correct.
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  112. Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 1

    This is a compendium of Mussar lessons from the ZOHAR collated and translated into Hebrew by Rav Shlomo Nissim Algazi (1610 – c. 1683) who was rabbi in Smyrna and in Jerusalem in the 17th century. He was a prolific writer on all topics of rabbinical literature, and won distinction by his treatment of Talmudic ...
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  113. Reishis Chochma Part 2

    in our response to the Simchas Torah war we called on OURSELVES to do TESHUVA and learn ZOHAR. The sefer Reishis Chochma “that every page of it adds to a person’s YIRAS SHAMAYIM” (I heard that from the mouth of my Rebbe Rav Yaakov Weinberg ZT”L the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Israel) written by the 16th ...
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  114. A Message to בני עליה ONLY

    This presentation, ‘inspired’ by current events, is not for everyone, in fact it is not for 99% of people. Please do not view this presentation unless you’re not afraid of the unmitigated truth, not easily ‘triggered’, and are striving to be a real Ben Torah and truly worthy of being counted amongst those that are ...
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  115. Reishis Chochma part 1

    Reishis Chochma part 1
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  116. Response to the Simchas Torah War

    Response to the Simchas Torah War
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  117. Succa Lulav & Nisuch Hamayim – Merging over your head with what’s in the palm of your hand

    Delivered in the Bechhofer Succa 10/3/2023
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  118. EVER-PRESENT KING & KINGDOM

    How Hashem’s Hashgacha (Providence) is actually the essence of Reality Important tenets of our faith – timeless truths that are the most important message for the 10 day of Teshuva – From Rosh Hashana through Yom Kippur – particularly in the current “climate”  
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  119. The Secret Chambers of Rosh Hashanah

    The Secret Chambers of Rosh Hashanah
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  120. Parshas Nitzavim Codes the Secret to Make it Through Rosh Hashanna

    Parshas Nitzavim Codes the Secret to Make it Through Rosh Hashanna
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  121. There is no Mitzvah of Teshuva??!!? – Understanding the Rambam’s View

    Delivered 9/3/23 in Kehillas Ahavas Torah, Scottsdale, Arizona
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  122. Yeah it REALLY hurts, but is it REAL? A penetrating analysis into the nature of pain and suffering

    Delivered Motzei Shabbos Ki Savo 2023 over Melaveh Malka at the Home of Moshe Uri Lobel in Scottsdale Arizona  
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  123. Issues in Resurrection

    Delivered 8/31/23 in Scottsdale Arizona Audio version:
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  124. Mechiyas Amalek & Elul

      Delivered 8/29/23 to the Denver Kollel  
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  125. Ki Savo – Reishis & Simcha

    Delivered 8/30/23 at “Words & Whiskey” Scottsdale Arizona Audio version:
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  126. Why Churban HaBayis is MY Problem

    An brutally honest introspective analysis of OUR culpability of the world’s ills, why we’re still in Golus, and the beis HaMikdash has not been rebuilt. This presentation is not for the delusional or cowards
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  127. 2023 Siyum and Gala Dinner Address – Marking the Yahzeit of the Arizal: Rabbi Yotzchak Luria A”H

    2023 Siyum and Gala Dinner Address - Marking the Yahzeit of the Arizal: Rabbi Yotzchak Luria A"H
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  128. Sefira – Uncovering Meaning and Destiny

    Delivered 5/1/23 in Congregation Ohr Natan in Queens NY  
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  129. Am Yisroel & the Torah – The Pieces & the Glue

     
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  130. Seder Tu B’Shvat

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  131. Did the Rambam plan for the Mishneh Torah to replace the Talmud

    A brave and honest analysis based solely on the Rambam’s own words. Delivered in Merkaz L’Torah v’Tefillah Motzei Shabbos parshas Shemos 1/15/23
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  132. Understanding SHOVAVIM and why some years it’s SHOIVAVIM-TAT

    Delivered in Merkaz L’Torah v’Tefillah Motzei Shabbos parshas Shemos 1/14/23
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  133. Creating Containment for Divinity

    Delivered in the office of City Horizon group 1/12/23
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  134. Chovas HaTalmidim – In Depth Study – Part 1

    Follow along at https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=3893&st&pgnum=12 The timeless legendary motivational book on self actualization in all areas of spiritual, intellectual, and character growth Good for ages 12 – 120
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  135. Chovas HaTalmidim – “Conversation with Parents & Educators” – Part 2

    Series for all parents educators and members of vaad HaChinuch worldwide Follow along at https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=3893&st&pgnum=3  
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  136. Chovas HaTalmidim – “Conversation with Parents & Educators” – Part 1

    Follow along at https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=3893&st&pgnum=2 The revolutionary & timeless vision for Jewish Education of Rav Klonimus Kalmish Shapira Of Piecezna הי”ד  
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  137. Asara B’Teves – The power and danger of words

    A message for the 10th of Teves and the 6th Yahrtzeit of my Rebbe Rav Moshe Shapira זצוקללה”ה
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  138. XLerate Program: Introduction to the 613 Mitzvos part 2

    What can be counted as a Mitzva to make it into the list of the 613?
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  139. XLerate Program: The Structure of Torah in Historical Context Part 7 – The Elements of the Oral Law

    G-D given interpretations Halacha L’Moshe M’Sinai The two major usages of Drashos Types of DeRabbanans (Rabbinic Law)
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  140. XLerate Program: Structure of Torah in Historical Context part 6: Introdution to the Oral Law

    This presentation discusses the elemental components of the Oral Law.
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  141. XLerate Program – introduction to 613 Mitzvos part 1: “Only 613?!”

    This series will examine the 613 mitzvos, what they are, what are the main concepts and topics they contain and where they can be found in the Chumash, Talmud, Rambam, and Shulchan Aruch. The series of “introductions” explains why there are “only 613” and what qualifies to be counted in the list of 613
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  142. Chanukah: The true measure of a man – the competition between Athens and Jerusalem

    Delivered Thursday night, 5th candle of Chanukahץ 12/22/22 In the home of Steve & Alissa Grill לע”נ זאב בן שמואל
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  143. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 14

    To follow in text go to: https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=22
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  144. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 13

    To follow along go to https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=21
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  145. Connecting The Town of Schem and The Holiday of Chanukah!

    Deliveredin Houston at a Melaveh Malka Motzei Shabbos parshas Vayeshev 5783
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  146. Parshas Vayeshev: The Great Sifting of Destiny – A Message for Chanukah

    Delivered 12/15/22 in Congregation Beth Rambam Houston Texas
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  147. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 12

    To follow this session in text goto: https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=18
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  148. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 11

    To follow along goto: https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=16&hilite= https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=17
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  149. Parshas Vayishlach/Chanukah: Saving The Legs

    An address for Parshas Vayishlach & Chanukah delivered in the Mesivta of Cincinnati 12/9/222
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  150. Parshas Vayishlach: The Jekyll and Hyde Twin ship of Yaakov and Eisov

    An address at the  gala STEAK & SPIRITS event Motzei Shabbos Cincinnati 12/10/22
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  151. אף הן היו באותו הנס – An Analysis of Women’s Obligation in 4 cups of Wine, Megillah, & Chanukah Candles

    Delivered in the Cincinnati Community Kollel Sunday 12/11/22
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  152. Parshas Vayishlach: Where Are You

    Given at Cincinnati Community Kollel Thursday night 12/8/22  
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  153. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 10

    To follow in text go to https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=16
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  154. Maharal Ner Mitzvah Part 9

    Maharal on Chanukah translated and explained by his direct descendant Rabbi Bechhofer To follow this lecture in text go to https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=15
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  155. Hakamas Matzeiva for Rabbi Bechhofer’s father

    Hakamas Matzeiva for Rabbi Bechhofer’s father, David ben Hachaver Yosef Dov a’h (Mr. Ernst David Bechhofer)
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  156. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 8

    The Maharal’s classic book on Chanukah taught and explained by Rabbi Bechhofer – a direct descendant of the Maharal. To follow along in text, today’s page couldn be found at https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=14 This session is dedicated לרפואת ישראל יעקב בו דאבא נ”י ולרפואת עקיבה גרשון בן רחל בתיה נ”י בתושח”י
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  157. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 7

    Follow along at https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st&pgnum=12 and https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st&pgnum=13  
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  158. Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva: Sanhedrin 76B – Part 5

    Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva: Sanhedrin 76B – Part 5
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  159. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 6

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  160. Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva: Sanhedrin 76B – Part 4

    Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva: Sanhedrin 76B - Part 4
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  161. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 5

    Learn Maharal with Rabbi Bechhofer – his direct descendant To follow along inside for today’s piece go to https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=11
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  162. Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Sanhedrin 76B part 3

    Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Sanhedrin 76B part 3
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  163. Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Sanhedrin 76B part 2

    Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Sanhedrin 76B part 2
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  164. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 4

    The Maharal’s classic work on Chanukah, taught and explained by his direct descendant, The Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Yochanan Bechhofer To follow along inside for this session go to: https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=10
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  165. A Message for Thanksgiving 2022 from the רשב”א (You read correctly)

    A Message for Thanksgiving 2022 from the רשב"א (You read correctly)
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  166. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 3

    The Maharal’s classic work on Chanukah, taught and explained by his direct descendant, The Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Yochanan Bechhofer To follow along inside for this session go to: https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14191&st=&pgnum=9
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  167. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 2

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  168. XLerate Program: Structure of Torah in historical context part 5: The Eternal Megillas Esther

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  169. Chavrusah with the Rosh Yeshiva – Sanhedrin 76B part 1

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  170. Maharal Ner Mitzvah part 1

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  171. XLerate Program: Structure of Torah in historical context part 4: The written Law – Kesuvim

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  172. XLerate Program: Structure of Torah in historical context part 3: The Written Torah continued

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  173. XLerate Program: The Structure of Torah in Historical context part 2 :The written Torah

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  174. Seeking The Mitzvah of the Moment – Our Marching Orders Moving Forward

    A Torah response to the final results of the 2022 midterm elections AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S announcement by President Trump (November 15th, 2022)
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  175. XLerate Program: Structure of Torah in historical context part 1: The Seven Noahide Mitzvos

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  176. Where is the “Red Wave”? A Torah Response to the 2022 Midterm Elections

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  177. Our Do-Over Rosh Hashanna – The Torah of the November 8th, 2022 Mid Term Elections

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  178. Aligning our personal universe with the Cosmos – what we take away from Yom Kippur

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  179. Erev Yom Kippur – preparing for the Great Convergence

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  180. What is the Essence of Teshuva? To Unleash the Full Power of Free Will!

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  181. Reversing Centuries of Understanding in a Scary Rambam

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  182. The Rock of Stability in the Storm – Shabbos Shuva 5783 in wake of Hurricane Ian

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  183. Rosh Hashana – The Alignment of Allegiance

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  184. Teshuva – Reclaiming Our True Selves

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  185. Internalization & Revelation

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  186. Did the Rambam intend for the Mishneh Torah to Replace the Talmud

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  187. The Mind of the Generation – A Tribute to Rav Chaim Kanievsky ZT

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  188. Chanukah – Vessels for Infinite Light

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  189. Naso Behaaloscha shelach – Integration Innovation Conquest

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  190. The Voice of Zachor – a tribute to Rush Limbaugh

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  191. Guf & Neshama in Parshas Terumah

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  192. Guf & Neshama in Parshas Mishpatim

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  193. Shevat – The Power to Harness

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  194. Zos Chanuka – Revealing the Essence

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  195. Chanukah – Lighting up the market

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  196. Tisha B’Av Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) CHAPTER 1 Shiva Asar B’Tamuz – The Crack Shiva Asar B’Tamuz, the seventeenth of the month of Tamuz, is the beginning of the mourning period we call “The Three Weeks.” This sad time is also known as “Bein Ha’Meitzarim” – ...
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  197. The Nine Days – The Blessing Behind Chaos

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  198. The Shavuos Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) CHAPTER 1 Erev Shavuos: Where the Finite goes Infinite 49 The forty-ninth day of the Omer, Erev Shavuos, is actually more of an impasse than a landmark, as will be discussed. The last day of the Omer must be special. It may ...
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  199. The Sefira Reader part 2 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Introduction During the 7 weeks of the Sefira we are counting and adding up figures. We don’t say today is the 5th day of the Omer but rather  “today are 5 days of the Omer”.  When we reach “weeks” ...
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  200. The Sefira Reader 5780

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  201. The Pesach Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Author’s Introduction As I am writing this, I cannot help but draw a parallel between our situation today and the very first night of Pesach in our history.  Like the Jews back then who had to stay confined within ...
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  202. Reflections from Quarantine

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  203. Ki-sisa/Parshas Parah – Seeking Sterile Purity

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  204. Understanding Shushan Purim

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  205. Chumash & Yom Kippur vs Megillah & Purim

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  206. Circling the Square – Making Sense Out of Life, Purim Style

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  207. Purim – Where is Amalek now?

      Delivered in the Cincinnati community KOLLEL If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  208. Purim: Amalek Psychology

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  209. Parsha sheet: Mishpatim/Shekalim – The Wheel of Life & Fortune

    Click here to download PDF Reincarnation The Zohar uses parshas Mishpatim and its monetary laws as a vehicle for its main discourse about ‘gilgulim’—reincarnations. All the commentators struggle to find a common denominator between these extremely disparate concepts. What is the connection between monetary law and all our civil affairs and reincarnation? Justice vs Equality In a non-leap year, ...
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  210. Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim Hilchos Shabbos – The laws of Shabbos

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  211. Aruch HaShulchan Yoreh Deah Hilchos Basar B’cholov – the laws of prohibition of mixing milk and meat

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  212. Ramchal Derech Hashem – Luzzatto Way of God 1

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  213. Rav Yehuda HaLevi’s Kuzari 1

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  214. Response to recent antisemitic attacks

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  215. Rambam Moreh Nevuchim – Maimonides Guide to the perplexed 1

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  216. Zos Chanukah Maamar – The Hidden Unity

    Understanding the special meaning of the 8th day of Chanukah and the burning of the leftover oil wicks in one bonfire #machshava #Kabbalah #philosophy #hanukkah #zoschanukah #unity #faith #religion #cosmology #maamar  
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  217. MIshna Maseches Brachos chapter one with commentary of the Rambam

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  218. Chanukah wars 2019 – the edge the new and the unification

    A Maamar covering Parshas Miketz, Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Teves, & Zos Chanukah #religion #faith #Chanukah #Shabbos #Rosh Chodesh  
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  219. Chanukah wars 2019 – War of the Words

    Our Oral Law vs the narrative of academia & media
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  220. Chanukah 2019 – Personal Experiences of Divine Providence

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  221. Chanukah Wars 2019 – Taking the HOUSE back

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  222. Chanukah wars 2019 – The fight for family values

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  223. Chanukah gelt & the Dreidel – the metaphysics of Capitalism

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  224. Intro to Chanukah 2019

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  225. Parsha sheet: Vayetzeh – One way Universality

    Click here to download PDF What’s Lavan doing in the Haggada? In the Hagaddah of Pesach we quote the Pasuk, “Arami Oved Avi vayered Mitzrayma” (Devarim 26:5) which the Baal HaHagaddah explains that Lavan was even worse than Pharaoh. Pharaoh only decreed the extermination of the Jewish males and Lavan wanted to “uproot” the whole .Why ...
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  226. Chayei Sara – Full Years

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  227. Vayera – Future Laugh

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  228. Lech Lecha: Avrohom Avinu: Chessed From Emunah

     
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  229. Parsha sheet: Noach – Exploiting Unity

    Click here to download PDF On the Ruins of the flood “And the whole earth was one language and singular/uniform terms. When they traveled from the east they found a valley in the land of Shinar and they settled there”(11:1-2). Why is it necessary to stress that there was only one language? First of all, that is ...
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  230. Noach – Climate Change

     
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  231. Bereishis – Rebuild & Rebirth

    עילוי נשמת אמי מורתי שולמית בת הרב דב יהודה ז”ל If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  232. Parsha sheet: Bereishis – Mother of Invention

    Click here to download PDF A Tribute to my Mother Z”L on the occasion of her first Yahrtzeit Twenty Generations of Anger “There were ten generations from Adam until Noah to make us aware how much patience Hashem has as all these generations angered him constantly until (after waiting ten generations) He brought upon them the Waters of ...
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  233. Bereishis – Reflections

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  234. Succos/Simcha Beis Hashoeva – Face to Face

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  235. The Succos Reader 5780

    Click here to download PDF (for single sided printers) Click here to download PDF (double sided) Between Yom Kippur & Succos Forgiven in Thirds To understand the special energy of these days between Yom Kippur and Succos: The midrash Rabbah in parshas Emor (30:7) on the Pasuk “And you will take for Yourselves on the first day a fruit ...
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  236. The Yom Kippur Reader 5780

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  237. Parsha sheet: Shabbos Shuva – The Point of Return

    Click here to download PDF Shabbos & Teshuva To understand the source for Shabbos Shuva, how it is a fundamental landmark in the Aseres Yemei Teshuva, and how it is what empowers Yom Kippur:  The Midrash (Bereishis Rabba 22:28) says that after years had passed, Adam Harishon met up with his son, Kayin.  Adam asked Kayin what ...
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  238. Rosh Hashana – Inner Workings

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  239. The Rosh Hashana Reader 5780

    Click here to download PDF (for single sided printers) Click here to download PDF (for double sided printers) FIRST NIGHT OF ROSH HASHANA מעריב The ספר החיים Book of the Living The judgment on Rosh HaShanah is multi-leveled.  First and foremost, we are judged on whether we are    צדיקים– righteous, orרשעים -wicked. To be declared a Tzaddik is ...
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  240. Parsha sheet: Ki Savo – The Alignment

    Click here to download PDF Eyes for Today? “On this day Hashem your Lord commands you to do all these statutes….” (26:16) Rashi brings from Chazal “this day means that it should be in your eyes as if today you were commanded in these Mitzvos”. This peculiar command to seemingly pretend that we were freshly commanded in ...
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  241. Ki Savo/Selichos – New Beginnings

     
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  242. Parsha sheet: Ki Setzei – Mind Measures

    Click here to download PDF Faulty Weights & Amalek In this week’s Parsha, we have the obligation to maintain only accurate weights and measures and the prohibition to produce or to have inaccurate weights and measures even if they will not be used for commerce (25:13-16). Immediately following these Mitzvos regarding weights and measures, we have the ...
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  243. Parsha sheet: Shoftim – Law & Life Surge

    Click here to download PDF City Court The Parsha opens with the Mitzvah to set up Batei Dinim in all the tribes and all the major cities.  It is interesting to note that this strict halacha of a Beis Din in every major city is strictly in the land of Israel.  Whereas, in the Diaspora the obligation ...
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  244. Parsha sheet: Re’eh/Rosh Chodesh Elul – Matching Wills

    Click here to download PDF Special edition marking the conclusion of Kaddish for my Mother Z” L Meat In this week’s Parsha we learn about a drastic change in our personal lives that will go into effect in the land of Israel. In the desert, the kosher animals that can be brought as a “korban Shelamim” had to ...
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  245. Parshas Re’eh: Visual Perspective

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  246. Parsha sheet: Eikev – Thought for Food

    Click here to download PDF Affliction & Hunger?!? “And He afflicted you and He starved you and He fed you the “Mann” that you did not know and was unknown to your forefathers in order to make you know that not on bread alone lives the man but rather on what comes out of the mouth of ...
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  247. Parsha sheet: Ve’eschanan-Nachamu-Tu B’Av – Unity Shining Through

    Click here to download PDF How do you add up inactions? “Do not kill” and Do not commit adultery and Do not steal and Do not bear false witness against your neighbor and Do not covet the wife of your neighbor and Do not desire the house of your neighbor, his field and his slave and his ...
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  248. Seeking Our Inner Beis HaMikdash

    Understanding how Churban HaBayis is just as big of a tragedy for the individual as it is for the nation Given at Rabbi Horowitz’s Shul 200 Broadway Lawrence, NY If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.
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  249. Parsha sheet: Devarim/Chazaon – Tisha B’Av: Severance Pay

    Click here to download PDF Moshe Yishayahu Yirmiyahu “Eicha” – How can I carry by myself your contentiousness, your burdens and your quarrels” (1:12).  This Pasuk is traditionally read with an ‘Eicha tune’ as it is always read before Tisha B’Av. Is there an inherent connection?  The Midrash Rabba on Eicha says as follows: “Three prophesized using ...
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  250. Devarim/Tisha B’Av – Shabbos: The Portal to Geula

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  251. Grafting Knowledge to Faith – The Yahrtzeit of the Ari HaKadosh zy”a

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  252. Parsha sheet: Masei – Picking up the Pieces

    Click here to download PDF The Exile – Israel sandwich Parshas Masei is always one of the Parshas we read during the three weeks. It has clear allusions to “Golus”- exile which is the sad state that we actively mourn during this time. It contains the laws of the unintentional murderer who himself must go into exile. ...
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  253. Make Am Yisroel Great Again – Address on the occasion of the Arizal’s 445th Yahrtzeit

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  254. Parsha sheet: Pinchas – Beyond Point of Convergence

    Click here to download PDF Why Delay the inevitable? At the end of this week’s Parsha, we have the Korbanos for “Atzeres”. Rashi brings from the Chazal that “Atzeres” is from the word “atzor”- stop;  That Hashem is telling the Jewish people “after the joyous days of Succos, it is hard for Me to bear your separation, ...
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  255. Pinchas – Reverse Flow of Command

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  256. Parsha sheet: Balak/Shiva Asar B’Tammuz – The mouths of creation

    Click here to download PDF Special expanded edition marking 20th Yahrzeit of my Rebbe, Maran HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, ZT”L, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel The Three Mouths In this week’s Parsha, we have the account of Bilaam’s donkey speaking, besting him in an argument, and causing him humiliation. The Mishna says in Avos (5:9) that “Pi ha’ason”-the ...
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  257. Balak – Donkeys of Destiny

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  258. Chukas – Morality and Faith

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  259. Parsha sheet: Chukas – Frustration & Faith

    Click here to download PDF Who cares about a Rock’s parnassah? In this week’s Parsha we have the incident of Moshe hitting the rock as opposed to speaking to it. This is what sealed his fate that he would not take the Jewish people into the land of Israel. Hashem says ”because you did not believe ...
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  260. Parsha sheet: Korach – Squaring the Equality Circle

    Click here to download PDF Mezuzah & Tzitzis Korach wages a revolution against Moshe. The “cause” is “equality”. His claim is that the whole nation heard at Sinai Hashem speak and reveal himself onto the whole nation as Hashem’s nation and therefore no Jew should be considered “holier” than his fellow Jew. Strangely enough, to advance his ...
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  261. Parsha sheet: Shelach – Making the News

    Click here to download PDF The crime and the Penalty In  this week’s Parsha, we have the sad story of the spies that slandered the land of Israel. Chazal tell us that this laid the precedent for Tisha b’Av being a day when calamities happen, most particularly the destructions of the two Temples. Hashem  says: “you cried ...
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  262. Shelach – The Necessity of conquest

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  263. Parsha sheet: B’Haaloscha – The Menorah Paradox

    Click here to download PDF Self-made Menorah? In the third Midrash Rabba of this week’s Parsha, it says, “You find that Moshe found difficulty in making the Menorah more than any other vessels in the Mishkan, to the point that Hashem had to project an image for him….. as the Pasuk says in this week’s Parsha (8:4): ...
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  264. Beha’alosecha – The Menorah Paradox

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  265. B’haaloscha – Owning the Torah

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  266. Parsha sheet: Naso – Our National ‘Chuppa’

    Click here to download PDF Where do we go from here? After the uplifting days of Shavuos, which commemorate the greatest event in history of unmitigated Divine revelation, one has to wonder where do we go from here? How can there be any moving forward or growth after having the greatest experience possible? Ironically, upon the place ...
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  267. Parsha sheet: Bamidbar-Shavuos: Borderless Space

    Click here to download PDF Parshas Bamidbar & Shavuos It is interesting to note that Shavuos always comes out after we read Parshas Bamidbar. This arrangement is ancient and is brought down in the Rambam’s Hilchos Tefillah. It corresponds with the historical event itself.  We always read Parshas Bamidbar within the first week of the month of ...
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  268. Omer/Rosh chodesh Sivan/Pre-Shavuos: The Never Ending Journey

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  269. Parsha sheet: Bechukosai – The Connecting Column: A Tribute to the Ramchal

    Click here to download PDF Wrong Place & Reverse Order “And I will remember my covenant with Yaakov and also my covenant with Yitzchak and also my covenant with Avraham and the land (of Israel) I will remember” (26:42). Why not simply write:… and the covenant of Yitzchak and the Covenant of Avraham? Why the two extra ...
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  270. Sefiras HaOmer – Individualism and Integration

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  271. Lag B’Omer – Maamar recording on the way to Miron

    If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version. My dearest friends, Last night I was in Miron and I had access to the inner cave that’s behind the kitchen area which is the closest you can get to where Rav ...
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  272. Parsha sheet: Behar – The Light

    Click here to download PDF Shmitta & Sinai This week’s Parsha opens with the laws of Shmitta which were said at Har Sinai. Rashi brings the Chazal that says, just like Shmitta was taught in detail at Sinai so also all the Mitzvos were given in detail at Sinai. Why was Shmitta chosen to be the prime ...
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  273. Parsha sheet: Emor – Close & Over The Wall

    Click here to download PDF Purity for all Kohanim Parshas Emor opens up with the special Halachos pertaining to Ahron and his children.  There are the laws of criteria to be fit to do “Avoda” and then there are the laws that are universal to all Kohanim, like the opening Halacha that the Kohanim must avoid contact ...
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  274. Emor – Going From Left to Right

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  275. Parsha sheet: Kedoshim – Rebbe Akiva’s Legacy

    Click here to download PDF Rebbe Akiva vs Hillel “And you should love your friend like yourself” Rashi brings from the Toras Kohanim the famous statement of Rebbe Akiva: “This is a ‘KLAL GADOL’– great inclusive principle in Torah”.  What does this mean? If he means to say that this encases the entirety of Torah, then what ...
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  276. Parsha sheet: Acharei Mos – Whittling down to the Essence

    Click here to download PDF Rashi argues on the Gemara?!? “And You will keep My statutes and my laws that the man will do and live by them….” Rashi says, on the words “And live by them” in Olam Haba for if you say it is Olam Hazeh, he will at the end die. Rashi ...
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  277. Pesach – Freedom for All

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  278. First Day of Pesach vs the 7th Day – Going from Separation to Integration

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  279. Nirtzah: Chad Gadya – The Destiny Codes

    Click here to download PDF What is Nirtzah about? The final phase of the Seder is called “Nirtzah” and it’s a very difficult phase to understand. The Seder per se has finished with the mitzvah of Hallel and we already officially closed the Seder with “Chasal Sidur Pesach”. Then comes another phase called “Nirtzah”- desired. The meforshim ...
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  280. Parsha sheet: Metzora/Shabbos HaGadol – Resolving the Shabbos Pesach Paradox

    Click here to download PDF Who goes to who? “These are the laws of the Metzora on the day of his purification and he should be brought before the Kohen. And the Kohen will come out to him outside of the camp….” There’s an obvious contradiction here that is discussed by the commentaries: Who goes to ...
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  281. Parsha sheet: Tazriah/HaChodesh – Progress

    Click here to download PDF The Obvious The Tangent & The Mystery “When a woman will conceive and give birth to a male she will be ‘impure’ for seven days and on the eighth day he shall be circumcised….. and 33 days she’ll have blood of purity….etc.” There are a few questions that arise in these Pesukim. First ...
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  282. Parsha sheet: Shemini/Parah – Breakthrough or Break down

    Click here to download PDF Why 8? “And it was the eighth day…” why is this the eighth day? What is its connection to the seven days prior? During  the seven days of the “Miluim” Moshe Rabbeinu served as the Kohen Gadol in a “white garment with no hem” and the Mishkan was taken apart at the ...
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  283. Adar: Catch the Fish, The Adar power of Double – A Message for Singles

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  284. Parsha sheet: Vayikra/Zachor – Get Real!

    Click here to download PDF Who called? “And He called to Moshe and Hashem spoke to him from the Ohel Moed…” seemingly it should have read: And Hashem called to Moshe and He spoke to him from Ohel Moed!  Hashem should have been mentioned at the beginning of the sentence, as He’s doing the calling.  Why is ...
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  285. The Purim Equinox – The special significance of Purim in general and especially in a leap year

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  286. Parsha sheet: Pikudei – Overflowing Heart

    Click here to download PDF Contradiction in Rashi The Gemara (Yevamos 72A) explains that the reason the Jewish people did not do Bris Milah in all the years that they were in the desert is because they did not have a northern wind, because they were in disgrace. Rashi explains that they were in disgrace because of ...
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  287. Parsha sheet: Vayakheil/Shekalim – The Inverse Perspective

    Click here to download PDF The Mirrors & the Memories In this week’s Parsha (38:8) “and he made the “Kiyor” and it’s base out of copper from the mirrors…” Rashi bring the Chazal that Moshe did not want to take these mirrors which the women used to beautify themselves because they are made for the purpose of ...
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  288. Parsha sheet: Ki-Sisa – Breaking Light into Sound

    Click here to download PDF Luchos and Jewish eyes?!? In this week’s Parsha we have the tragedy of the breaking in of the Luchos in response to our sin of the golden calf. It’s one of the reasons we fast on the 17th of Tammuz, however, there is strange flipside to this setback. First of all, Moshe ...
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  289. Purim Katan – Emunah & Simcha

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  290. Parsha sheet: Titzaveh – Inching towards Actuality

    Click here to download PDF Shovavim – Tat As is well-known, these weeks of Shemos, Vaeira, Bo, Beshalach, Yisro, and Mishpatim have a special quality of Teshuva being readily accepted, particularly the “known sin” of “waste”. For that reason, some communities in Eretz Yisrael run refresher courses in the laws of family purity. There is a dilemma ...
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  291. Parsha sheet: Teruma – To Serve and to Dwell

    Click here to download PDF Contradiction in Rambam In this week’s Parsha we have the directive to build the Mishkan and subsequently the Beis HaMikdash as the Pasuk says (25:8) “and they will make for me a “Mikdash”-sanctuary and I will dwell within them”. The Rambam brings this Pasuk as the eternal source for the command to ...
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  292. Parsha sheet: Mishpatim – The Inside Track

    Click here to download PDF Mishpatim & Mizbe’ach After the command not to ascend by stairs to the Mizbe’ach at the end of last week’s parsha, we are commanded to bring our civil and monetary disputes before the Jewish Dayanim ONLY. From the juxtaposition of these commands we learn that we are commanded to put the Grand ...
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  293. Parsha sheet: Yisro – Sensory Crossover

    Click here to download PDF Sponsored in Honor of the upcoming Marriage of Miriam Wilamowsky to Binyomin Zonenshayn בשעטו״מ שהזיווג יעלה יפה בבנין עדי עד Seeing Sound Hearing Sights “And the whole nation saw the sounds”(20:14) Rashi brings the Chazal that this is to be read literally they saw sound and they heard sight! There was an amazing sensory ...
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  294. The Mystical Meaning of Tu B’Sshvat

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  295. Parsha sheet: Beshalach – Cosmic Applause

    Click here to download PDF Two Hands Towards  the conclusion of ‘Shiras HaYam’ (15:17-18) it says: “You shall bring them and implant them on the mountain of the heritage the place for your dwelling that You made Hashem, the Mikdash, Hashem, is constructed by Your ‘Hands’. Hashem will reign forever.” What is it about the Beis HaMikdash ...
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  296. Parsha sheet: Bo – Breakout

    Click here to download PDF Pre-planned Rush?!? In the Haggadah we say that we eat Matzah to commemorate  that Bnei Yisroel’s dough didn’t have time to rise prior to Hashem revealing Himself to them and redeemed them as the pasuk says: “they baked the dough they took out of Egypt as matza….for they were chased out of ...
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  297. Parsha sheet: Vaeirah – From Prophet to King

    Click here to download PDF Didn’t we Talk about this? In this week’s Parsha Moshe seemingly raises a concern that he raised already,  and the answer is the same as it was. He raises the concern of being inarticulate, worried that Pharoh will not listen to him. He raises  this twice in this week’s Parsha.  First “….the ...
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  298. Parsha sheet:Shemos – Creating Containment

    Click here to download PDF They are rewarded for “Fear”?!? “And The midwives feared Hashem and they did not do as told to them by the king of mitzrayim and they allowed the boys to live”(1:17)…”And because the midwives feared Hashem He made for them houses” (1:21). What’s fear have to do with it? If they did  ...
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  299. Parsha sheet: Vayechi – State of Mind

    Click here to download PDF How did Golus start? This week’s Parsha starts without any break separating it from last week’s Parsha. therefore, it’s called a “Parsha Setuma”- a blocked Parsha as there isn’t that traditional space between the Parshas. Rashi addresses the issue and says: “why is this Parsha “Setuma”- blocked? Because Yaakov Avinu passed away ...
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  300. Parsha sheet: Vayigash – Kings & Kingdom

    Click here to download PDF Why frame Binyomin? In course of the end of last week’s Parsha and the beginning of this week’s Parsha We find that Yosef framed his beloved brother Binyomin with the crime of having stolen his goblet. Why frame Binyomin, his full brother, that he loves so much? One would have thought that ...
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