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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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“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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“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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Allied with Hashem TAGS: | | | | | | | Beshalach 5770 Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, quoted in Mipninei HaRav, asks why B’nai Yisrael failed to sing at the time of the exodus the way that they sang during the …Continue reading →

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“For All the Children of Israel There Was Light” TAGS: | | | | | Bo 5770 During the plague of darkness, the Torah tells us that the Egyptians “did not see each other, and no one rose from his place for three days, but …Continue reading →

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“Shortness of Breath” TAGS: | | | VaEira 5770 Hashem commands Moshe to tell B’nai Yisrael of their upcoming redemption, despite knowing that His words would be disregarded by them – “but they did not hearken to …Continue reading →

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“…he will rejoice in his heart.” TAGS: | | | | | Shemos 5770 Hashem tells Moshe that his older brother Aharon will serve as his spokesperson, and He further comments to him that when Aharon “sees you he will rejoice in …Continue reading →

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“The humble will inherit the Earth” TAGS: | | | | | | VaYechi 5770 Yaakov Avinu gave priority in his blessing of Yosef’s sons to the younger of the two, Efraim. The Ba’al HaTurim finds a hint in the Torah’s description of …Continue reading →

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“Bare Your holy arm and hasten the End for salvation” TAGS: | | | | | | Mikeitz – Shabbos Chanukah 5770 “[T]he wicked Greek Kingdom rose up against Your people Israel to make them forget Your Torah and to force them to transgress the statutes of …Continue reading →

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“Hashem frees those in captivity” TAGS: | | | | | | VaYeishev – Shabbos Chanukah 5770 The Talmud (Yoma 35b) recounts the attempted seduction of Yosef by Potiphar’s wife, with the following conversation between them: She threatened him, ‘I will have …Continue reading →

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