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Expand Article A Land that Grows Immorality
The Shmuz Pinchas 5776

“Yisrael settled in Shittim and the people began to act promiscuously with the daughters of Moav.” — Bemidbar 25:1

Balak, the king of Moav, saw the supernatural success the Jews experienced when they ....


Posted 7/29/2016 3:56 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Extent of Hashem’s Mercy
HASHEM opened the mouth of the she-donkey and she said to Bila'am, "what have I done to you that you have struck me these three times?" - Bamidbar 22:28.  The Storyline: The story of Bila’am, the gentile prophet, is most peculiar. It begins w ....


Posted 7/21/2016 3:49 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Saving money for your children? - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #337
QUESTION:

Is it important to save money for retirement or your children?

ANSWER:
It's permissible to do, however! To save for your children, it depends. If you save without sacrificing the purpose of your life ....


Posted 7/21/2016 3:33 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Extent of Reward
Chukas 5776
The Extent of Reward

HASHEM said to Moshe, “Do not fear him, for into your hands have I given him, his entire people, and his land; you shall do to him as you did to Sichon, king of Amori, who dwells in Cheshbon.” ....


Posted 7/15/2016 3:01 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Darkness of Physicality
“And Korach, son of Yizhar, son of Kehas, son of Levi, and Dasan and Aviram, sons of Eliav, together with Ohn, son of Peles, sons of Reuvain.” – Bamidbar 16:1

Korach was not chosen for a position as head of his shevet. He felt entitl ....


Posted 7/8/2016 3:08 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Understanding Doson v'Aviram - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #335 (
Parshas Korach 5776

QUESTION:

How can we understand Doson v'Aaviram, who were always so it seems at odds with Moshe Rabeinu?

ANSWER:
You must understand that Doson v'Aviram stood at Har Sinai and ....


Posted 7/8/2016 2:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (2)


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Expand Article Two Kinds of Fear
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

One of the most powerful addresses I ever heard was given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, on this week’s parsha: the story of the spies. For me, it was nothing less than life-chan ....


Posted 7/1/2016 3:08 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The wonders of the seed - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #333 (
Parshas Beha'aloscha 5776

QUESTION:

Why are the seeds of a strawberry on the outside?

ANSWER:
I'll ask you another question. Why are the seeds of the apple on the inside? On the outside at least ....


Posted 6/24/2016 2:46 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article From Despair to Hope
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

There have been times when one passage in today’s parsha was for me little less than life-saving. No leadership position is easy. Leading Jews is harder still. And spiritual leadership can be hardest of them a ....


Posted 6/24/2016 2:24 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article I Never Do Anything Wrong
The Shmuz on the Parsha
R’ Ben Tzion Shafier
I Never Do Anything Wrong
Parshas Nasoh
“Speak to the Bnai Yisrael and say to them: any man whose wife shall go astray and commit treachery against him. . . ” — Bamidbar 5: ....


Posted 6/17/2016 6:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Blessing of Love
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

At 176 verses, Naso is the longest of the parshiyot. Yet one of its most moving passages, and the one that has had the greatest impact over the course of history, is very short indeed and is known by almost ev ....


Posted 6/17/2016 5:47 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article How do Torah leaders acquire secular knowledge - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #332(
Parshas Naaso 5776

QUESTION:

How do Torah leaders who don't read secular books get their broad knowledge?

ANSWER:
There is such a thing as sevoroh; you don't need anything outside of sevoroh. The ....


Posted 6/16/2016 7:35 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Bamidbar 5776 Erev Shavuos
QUESTION:

What is meant by derech eretz kodmah l'Torah, that derech eretz is before the Torah?

ANSWER:
Somebody told me that he couldn't find that statement; it's a Midrash Rabah in Vayikra. And it states, der ....


Posted 6/10/2016 12:23 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Sound of Silence
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Bamidbar is usually read on the Shabbat before Shavuot. So the sages connected the two. Shavuot is the time of the giving of the Torah. Bamibar means, “In the desert.” What then is the connection between the d ....


Posted 6/10/2016 12:08 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Power of a Tzibbur - The Shmuz on the Parsha
R’ Ben Tzion Shafier
The Power of a Tzibbur
Parshas Bechokosai

“If you go in my ways and follow my statutes…Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and they will fall from your swor ....


Posted 6/3/2016 5:11 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Shmuz on the Parsha -Everybody is doing it
R’ Ben Tzion Shafier
Everybody is doing it
Parshas BeHar

“You shall sound a broken blast on the shofar, in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month; on the Day of Atonement you shall sound the Shofar throughout you ....


Posted 5/27/2016 5:14 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Family Feeling
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

I argued in Covenant and Conversation Kedoshim that Judaism is more than an ethnicity. It is a call to holiness. In one sense, however, there is an important ethnic dimension to Judaism.

It is ....


Posted 5/27/2016 4:43 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Thanking Hashem for a near miss - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #329 (
Parshas Behar 5776

QUESTION:

I was walking in the street and I almost got hit by a car, (or almost drowned), what should I do to thank Hakadosh Baruch Hu properly?

ANSWER:
Ish ki'matnas ya'do, e ....


Posted 5/26/2016 1:52 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Sefiras Ha’Omer- Why We Count, What We Count
The Shmuz on the Parsha
R’ Ben Tzion Shafier

Parshas Emor

“And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the rest day, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving — seven weeks, they shall be com ....


Posted 5/20/2016 3:56 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Holy Times
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The parsha of Emor contains a chapter dedicated to the festivals of the Jewish year. There are five such passages in the Torah. Two, both in the book of Exodus (Ex. 23:14-17; 34:18, 22-23), are very brief. T ....


Posted 5/20/2016 2:35 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)



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