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Posted on: December 8th, 2016
For many years Rachel knew she was to marry Yaakov and be a matriarch of the Jewish people.
I want to suggest that although ma’ariv is a voluntary tefillah in its essence, it differs from a nedavah.
Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.
Posted on: December 7th, 2016
Like Rivkah before them, neither Rachel nor Leah created the situation that was about to have extraordinary influence on the rest of their lives and, ultimately, on the lives of countless others
Posted on: December 2nd, 2016
Without vast preparation, one cannot even think of going to outer space.
Anyone can appear spiritual and holy when he is davening or learning Torah.
Rav Hirsch claims had Isaac and Rebecca developed a unique curriculum that took into account Esau's love of nature, strength, skills and courage, it may have directed him to become a mighty man of God
Posted on: December 1st, 2016
Precisely because she came from the house of wicked people and wasn’t negatively influenced, she was considered greater than if she had been born into a house of holy people.
If someone remembers during Minchah that he did not recite ya’aleh veyavo during Shacharis, he must similarly daven Shemoneh Esrei twice during Minchah.
All Toledot - Relationships - begin with our relationship with ourselves.
Posted on: November 29th, 2016
On the one hand, we see that Rivkah was right about Ya’akov’s potential. On the other hand, we will never be sure who was right about Esav.
Posted on: November 25th, 2016
The Jewish nation thankfully emerged from their spiritual slumber just in time...
People were stunned, but they got the message.
Devar Torah on Parshas Chayei Sarah from the well known, Rabbi Aba Wagensberg.
Ishmael helped spread the Big Lie...
Posted on: November 24th, 2016
Why does Lavan’s speaking before his father show that he was wicked? Disrespectful, yes. Rude, certainly. But a rasha?
Posted on: November 23rd, 2016
The reason it would be pronounced gashem is because it is the last word before a pause.
Yitzchak, did not go to Be’er Lechai Ro’ee to pray or meditate. Rather he was on a mission, and that mission was to return Hagar to Avraham in marriage.
"A father of philosophy, the father of the Hebrews and his slave get together,,," sounds like the start of an ancient joke but read on...
Posted on: November 18th, 2016
Why is the kever of the Isha Hashunamis a special place for tefillos?
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