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The Significance of a Bris TAGS: | | | | | This Dvar Torah is in honor of my beautiful son, Azariah Simcha, who had is bris yesterday. This is a very auspicious week to have a Bris, as the third …Continue reading →

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Thinking of Sacrifice TAGS: | | | | In this week’s Parsha we come across the interesting halacha of Piggul. This halacha basically says that when bringing a Korban, if the Kohen or person bringing the sacrifice had …Continue reading →

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Is Honey Chametz? TAGS: | | | | | | | As Sefer Vayikra begins, we are all keenly aware that Pesach is approaching and the smell of cleaning products is in the air.  We have just completed Sefer Shmot with …Continue reading →

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I am, therefore I must think. TAGS: | | | | | | | Descartes was wrong. He said “I think, therefore I am,” but in this week’s Parsha we see otherwise. This week, we have a double Parsha of Vayakhel and Pekudei. In …Continue reading →

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Shabbat Duality: The Value of Inaction TAGS: | | | | | In this week’s Parsha, right after discussing the details of the construction of the Mishkan the Hashem instructs Moshe to tell the Jewish people about Shabbat. There it states (in …Continue reading →

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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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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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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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Keeping Perspective TAGS: | | | | | וַיַּסַּע מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מִיַּם-סוּף, וַיֵּצְאוּ אֶל-מִדְבַּר-שׁוּר; וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁלֹשֶׁת-יָמִים בַּמִּדְבָּר, וְלֹא-מָצְאוּ מָיִם. וַיָּבֹאוּ מָרָתָה–וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לִשְׁתֹּת מַיִם מִמָּרָה, כִּי מָרִים הֵם; עַל-כֵּן קָרָא-שְׁמָהּ, מָרָה. וַיִּלֹּנוּ הָעָם עַל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר, מַה-נִּשְׁתֶּה. יִּצְעַק אֶל-יְהוָה, …Continue reading →

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The Meaning of Lice TAGS: | | | One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and …Continue reading →

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