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Remembering Shabbos

30 Av 5772 – August 17, 2012
How the Sages of the Talmud used to honor Shabbos! Each day of the week was only an introduction to the coming Shabbos and everything was done with an eye towards Shabbos.

Shmuel Hakatan

16 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
In the days of Shmuel Hakatan a terrible drought held the land in its deadly grip. The wheat withered in the field and the grass dried and died. Day after day, the skies remained leaden and no clouds appeared to bring rain and salvation to the parched land.

The Miracles Of The Ramban

4 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
Rabi Moshe ben Nachman, widely known as the Ramban was born in the year 1194 in the town of Gurunda, Catalina. He became famous as a great scholar and sage and wrote interpreta­tions on the Torah and on many Gemaras, and authored many seforim, which are revered to this day. The Ramban was also a philosopher and a physician and his ser­vices were in great demand.

Midrash and Talmud

10 Tammuz 5772 – June 29, 2012
Man is seldom satisfied with his life. Even when he has done great things, amassed vast amounts of wealth and achieved great fame, he still yearns for more and his soul is not fulfilled. "No man dies with even half of his ambition fulfil­led," say Chazal.

The Earthquake (Conclusion)

29 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
“Leave me Zemira,” cried Raamyah, “I have shamed you and your family. I have deceived my child whom I love so much. Turn your back on me for I can offer you only tragedy and unhappiness.”

The Earthquake (Part III)

22 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
As Zemira threw herself (and her infant), into the path of the king’s carriage, the crowd shrieked. Hastily, the driver reined the horses up sharply, and the hoofs of the lead horse stopped barely inches from where she lay.

The Earthquake (Part II)

15 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
No matter what Zemira said and how much she implored Avinadav to tell her what was bothering him, he remained adamant in his silence.

The Earthquake (Part I)

5 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
In the days of the Second Beis Hamikdash the Romans ruled over Eretz Yisrael and installed a king by the name of Hordus, or Herod, to enforce their rule. Hordus was an evil and ambitious man, and was quick to do whatever the Romans requested of him, no matter how terrible the decree was. Because of this, the Jewish people hated him, and this in turn caused him to hate them even more.

The Story of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai

20 Iyyar 5772 – May 11, 2012
Lag B’Omer is the yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. Thousands visit his grave in Meron to pay homage to this tzaddik and leader in Israel.

The Man Who Would Not Swear

6 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
“You shall not swear in the name of the Lord,” says the Torah. This is true even if what one is saying is the truth.

The Wisdom Of Yerushalayim

29 Nisan 5772 – April 20, 2012
The inhabitants of Yerushalayim were exceptionally clever. Rabi Chuna said in the name of Rabi Yose, “Wherever this Yerushalmi went in the provinces, they arranged a seat of honor for him to sit upon in order to listen to his wisdom.”

The Continuing Story of Yetziyas Mitzrayim

24 Nisan 5772 – April 16, 2012
“And Hashem told Moshe, lift up thy rod over the sea and divide it”... And Moshe ordered the sea to divide. But the sea refused. “Why should I obey you,” it said, “You are but a man born of a woman and besides, I am three days older than you, I was established on the third day of creation, and you were created on the sixth day.”

The Redemption

15 Nisan 5772 – April 6, 2012
In the land of Midyan there lived a pagan priest, Yisro, who was greatly respected by his people. He worshiped idols of stone and wood and so did his countrymen.

The True Life

1 Nisan 5772 – March 23, 2012
A childless man once pleaded to the Almighty, “Creator of the world! Please send me a son so that I may teach him the Torah.” The Almighty heard the prayer and sent him a son whom the father named Shaul. When Shaul was old enough his father began to teach him Torah and, thus, they continued for many years.

Who Brought The Romans To Israel?

16 Adar 5772 – March 9, 2012
If you were to ask the average Jew who destroyed the Beis Hamikdash and who sent Klal Yisrael into galus (exile), he would instantly answer, “The Romans.”

Never Speak A Falsehood

4 Adar 5772 – February 27, 2012
Once while Rabi Shimon ben Shetach was studying the Torah, a man entered his beis midrash and said, “I have something very important to discuss with you and I would like no one to be present.”

The Wedding of the Maharal of Prague and His Wife Pearl

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
Rabi Yehuda ben Bezalel Lowe, known as the Maharal of Prague, was born in 1525, in Posen. He married Pearl, the only daughter of the wealthy and prominent Reb Shmuel ben Reb Yaakov, but not without the help an anonymous soldier.

Yannai and Rabi Shimon

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
The Return Of The Sage When Rabi Simeon ben Shetach saw that he had found favor in the eyes of King Yannai (after he appointed him Nasi of the Sanhedrin), he approached the king and said: “If I have found favor in your eyes will you grant me a wish? Something sorely vexes me that only you can rectify.”

The Return Of Shimon ben Shetach

7 Shevat 5772 – January 30, 2012
When Alexander Yannai, king of Judea, was prevented by the sages from becoming the high priest, he issued an order that all the sages of Israel be killed. Many were and the remainder fled. Rabi Shimon ben Shetach, considered the greatest of them all, was saved by his sister, Queen Shlomit Alexandra.

The Great Civil War

1 Shevat 5772 – January 25, 2012
After the Chasmonaim defeated the Greeks their descendants assumed the throne of Eretz Yisrael and ruled over Bnei Yisrael. In the first years of their reign, they followed the path of Hashem and He was good to them.

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