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Judging a book by its cover TAGS: | | | | | | | | Contrary to common belief and practice, there are very few instances where Judaism actually cares about what clothing you wear. This weekend we will experience two out of the four …Continue reading →

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“For I am the Lord, Who Loves Justice” TAGS: | | | | | | Terumah 5770 The Beis HaLevi asks why the Parshah of donations, Terumah, follows the Parshah of civil law, Mishpatim. He answers, that this is to teach us that before a …Continue reading →

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Interconnected Pieces TAGS: | | | | [This  Dvar Torah is based on an idea I heard from Rabbi Yaakov Hillel when he was in Los Angeles a few months ago.] This week’s parsha discusses the construction …Continue reading →

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The Simcha of Adar TAGS: | | The Netivot Shalom  states that true simcha is being שמח בחלקו (happy with what one currently has). How does Adar (and Purim in particular) function to increase this simcha, if …Continue reading →

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Human Master or Divine Authority? TAGS: | | | | | | | In this week’s parsha, the Torah discusses the laws of eved ivri – a Jew who is sold as an indentured servant to another Jew. If a man steals and …Continue reading →

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“According to the Measure” TAGS: | | | Mishpatim 5570 “If you take your neighbor’s garment as security, until sunset you shall return it to him, for it is his only covering; it is his garment for his …Continue reading →

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Good Advice? TAGS: | | | | | | In this week’s Parsha, Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro, notices that Moshe is overworked dealing with all the requests and disputes coming to him from the Jewish people. He suggests that Moshe …Continue reading →

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“They Have Done Well” TAGS: | | | | | | Yisro 5770 When the Aseres HaDibros are repeated in Devarim, Hashem responds to the request of B’nai Yisrael that He not communicate directly with them lest they be killed by …Continue reading →

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