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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.

The Rambam

18 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
On the twentieth day of Teves we mark the 808th yahrzeit of Rabeinu Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam (Maimonides). The Rambam (Maimonides) lived from 1135 to 1204. His scholarly works are world-renowned and it is about him that we say, “From Moses to Moses there never arose so great a person as Moses.”

The Translation Of The Torah (Continued from last week)

12 Tevet 5772 – January 6, 2012
Ptolemy, King of Egypt, had requested of Elazar Kohen Gadol, that he send sages to his country to translate the Torah. Elazar complied by sending 72 sages. They were wined and dined and then the king put to them 72 questions, to test their wisdom.

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11 Tevet 5772 – January 5, 2012
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The Translation Of The Torah

7 Tevet 5772 – January 2, 2012
King Ptolemy of Egypt had heard that the Jews possessed the Torah, the five books of Moshe, which contained much wisdom and excellent laws. He desired to have this Torah translated into Greek so that he, too, might learn its contents.

Chag Chanukah Sameach

27 Kislev 5772 – December 22, 2011
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One Good Deed

20 Kislev 5772 – December 15, 2011
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Neglecting The Shul

13 Kislev 5772 – December 8, 2011
Once a regiment of Austrian soldiers visited the city of Rimanov. Lacking pro­per facilities to house the troops, the com­manding officer decided to use the main shul in the city for their quarters.

Shemayah and Avtalyon

9 Kislev 5772 – December 5, 2011
From the descendants of Sancherev, a heathen King of Ashur who attempted to destroy Yerushalayim, arose great teachers in Israel — Shemayah and Avtalyon.

Rav Akiva Eiger

29 Heshvan 5772 – November 25, 2011
Modesty and humility are traits that were usually found in our Gaonim. When the Chasam Sofer was courting the daughter of the Gaon, Rav Akiva Eiger, the chief rabbi of Posen (born Nov. 8, 1761 - died Oct. 12, 1837), he wrote to the Gaon in­quiring about the qualities of his daughter.

G-d Raises The Lowly

19 Heshvan 5772 – November 16, 2011
Our Sages tell the story of a very rich man, who as he grew old began to worry about his future.

The Chassidim Of Germany

16 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the struggle between chassidim and their opponents, the misnagdim, reached its peak. In many cases, chassidim were barred from areas where the misnagdim were the majority. Certainly it was unheard of for a city to choose a chassidic adherent as its rav.

Crossword Puzzle – Hometown Hero

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
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Torah Is The Greatest Treasure

The inhabitants of Simonia once came to Rav Yehuda HaNasi (also known as Rebbe) and asked him to recommend a scholar to serve as their rav, dayan, teacher and sofer. Rebbe sent them Levi ben Sisi.

Crossword Puzzle Solution – Yom Kippur

14 Tishri 5772 – October 12, 2011
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