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Expand Article The Eighth day of Succos?
Many of our our commentators were bothered by the question as to what could be the special significance  of this additional assembly.

All the various answers point out the fact that this was a special token of love from Hashem hi ....


Posted 10/10/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Ki Savo - The virtue of calm.
This week’s parsha begins: “And when you come into the land which the Hashem your G-d gives you for an inheritance, and you inherit it and settle it. And you shall take from the first fruit… to the place that Hashem will chose.” (Devarim 26: ....


Posted 9/13/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article The Fullness of Life
Towards the end of his life, Moshe Rabenu informed Klal Yisrael of his impending death (Devarim 31:2): He said to them, "I am a hundred and twenty years old today." Rashi comments: "Today my days and years are filled on this day; on this day I w ....


Posted 9/13/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Powerful Faith of Israel
PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR
 
The fundamental axiom of the Torah rests on two pillars that comprise faith in the Oneness of HaShem: 1) to believe that HaShem is the Creator of the universe; 2) to believe that HaShem oversees ....


Posted 8/24/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Shoftim - Elul
"Tamim ti’hiyeh im Hashem Elokecha" (Devarim 18, 13). This, in essence, is the mitzvah of reaching shleimus (perfection) in avodas Hashem, as Unkelos translates, "Be complete in your fear of Hashem." Rav Wolbe (Alei Shur vol. II pg. 57) quotes a Me ....


Posted 8/22/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article PARSHAS SHOFTIM
PARSHAS SHOFTIM

This week’s parsha describes the procedure in preparation for going to war with our enemies. Among other announcements the Kohen declares: "Hear O ....


Posted 8/22/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article AROUND THE SHABBOS TABLE\PARSHAS SHOFTIM
The Torah (Devarim 18:10; 11) absolutely forbids all forms of idol worship. However, the Sages of Mussar teach us that there is something very valuable that we can learn from idol worshippers.
 
The inhabitants of the ancient world wh ....


Posted 8/21/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (2)


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Expand Article We Are All the Children of HaShem
PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR
 
A Mussar sage was teaching Torah to a young boy. Someone asked the Rabbi, "Who is the boy’s father?" The Rabbi responded, "He is the son of HaShem." Then the Rabbi explained his unusual answer, " ....


Posted 8/14/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)


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Expand Article On Giving Tzedakah
This week’s Parsha contains several Mitzvos relating to Tzedaka, the proper giving of charity.  As we have now moved within ten (10!) days of Chodesh Elul, the Days of Mercy, it is important for us to know how we best can demonstrate mercy to ....


Posted 8/12/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Giving and Receiving
AROUND THE SHABBOS TABLE\PARSHAS RE’AH

 In your heart of hearts-when you give tzedakah-how should you feel towards the recipient? It is conceivable that, depending on circumstances, at times you might feel somewhat distressed at giv ....


Posted 8/10/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Eighteen Points About Birkas HaMazon
As this week’s Parsha contains the Mitzvas Aseh of Birkas Hamazon, we provide below several important points relating to the Mitzvah, much of which has been culled from the Sefer VeZos HaBracha by HaRav Alexander Mandelbaum, Shlita:

1.&n ....


Posted 8/7/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Eikev
a.  The Parsha begins with the words “Vehaya Eikev Tishmiun.”  Chazal teach that the Mitzvos that a person treads upon with his Eikev--with his heel, i.e., the Mitzvos that a person deems “relatively unimportant” will surround him after 1 ....


Posted 8/7/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Our Inherent Love for HaShem
AROUND THE SHABBOS TABLE\PARSHAS EIKAV A straightforward reading of the verse (Devarim 11:13) that we read every day in Krias Shema seems perplexing: "If you continually hearken to My commandments that I command you today, to love HaShem..." Is "to ....


Posted 8/7/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Humble Prayer of Moshe
PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR
 
When Moshe prayed to be allowed to enter the land of Israel, he did not base his pleas on his merits. Rather, he asked for a "free gift".  Yet, a gift, by definition, is free. If so, what me ....


Posted 8/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Connecting With HaShem
PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR

One of the most important spiritual concepts of the Torah is Devakis, the state of connecting one’s thought to HaShem, i.e., being consciously aware of HaShem. Devakis is achieved through actively c ....


Posted 8/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Ve’Eschanan
We cannot leave Parshas Ve’Eschanan without mention of at least several fundamental insights (English excerpts of the Sefer HaChinuch provided below are from the five volume masterpiece Sefer HaChinuch (Feldheim Publishers)):

1.  On ....


Posted 8/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Solid Tust In HaShem
PARSHA INSIGHTS\THE SAGES OF MUSSAR
 
Regarding the prospect of entering the Land of Israel, the verse (Devarim 1:22) states: "And all of you approached me and they said, ’Let’s send men in front of us and they will search ....


Posted 7/26/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Reb Shlomo Zalman- Matos Maasei
Hi Kids,                                        &n ....


Posted 7/18/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Korach
We present several questions relating to Parshas Korach, and welcome your thoughts and responses:

a.      Korach is not the first person called by this name in the Torah.  See Beraishis 36:5 and Rashi there.&n ....


Posted 6/30/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Reb Shlomo Zalan- Korach 5769
Hi Kids,                                             ....


Posted 6/27/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)



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