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Parshas Shoftim
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Towards the end of this week’s Sedra the Torah instructs Klal-Yisroel as to how to proceed if and when they wish to annex additional territory to Eretz-Yisroel by waging war. When laying siege to a city, the Torah tells us, Klal-Yisroel should first call upon the city and ask for their surrender, making sure to […]
Parshas Eikev
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In this week’s Sedra, Moshe Rabeinu continues to rebuke Klal-Yisroel for their wrongdoings, specifically mentioning their sin with the Golden Calf. In doing so, Moshe Rabeinu talks about his painstaking Tefillos on behalf of Am-Yisroel and Aharon HaKohen. Moshe adds that Hashem got angry with Aharon HaKohen for the sin of the Golden Calf, and […]
Nachamu – Shiva DeNechemta
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This week’s Haftorah is the first of seven Haftoros that are referred to as Shiva deNechemta – the Seven Haftoros of comfort. These Haftoros follow those which we read the past three weeks. Those Haftoros were referred to as the T’lasa deParanusa – the Three of Calamity. The Three Haftoros of calamity were supposed to […]
Vaeschanan 5774
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Towards the end of this week’s Sedra Moshe Rabeinu relays the most peculiar sounding message to Klal-Yisroel. Moshe Rabeinu says to Klal-Yisroel: “it is not for your greatness that Hashem chose you, for you are the smallest of all the nations. Rather it is for the love of Hashem unto you, and for his keeping […]
Parshas Devarim
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We find ourselves this week at the beginning of Moshe Rabeinu’s final words to Klal-Yisroel. Chazal tell us that the whole of Sefer Devarim was Moshe’s parting words to Klal-Yisroel, conveyed on his very last day. Moshe Rabeinu recalls various occurrences that transpired between HaKadosh-Baruch-Hu and Am-Yisroel; because of this fact the entire Sefer has […]
Second Haftarah of the Three Weeks
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This week’s Haftorah is very apropos for being the middle Haftorah for the Haftoros of the Three weeks. We find ourselves in the midst of the most depressing point in time of the Jewish year. We are in an intense morning period for the Churban Beis Hamikdash and for the Galus we still live in. […]
Parshas Masei
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At the beginning of this week’s Sedra the Torah tells us of each and every one of Klal-Yisroel’s forty two encampments in the Midbar. The Minhag is that we glorify the majority of these travels by reading them with a special tune just as we do for the Shiras Hayam. Rashi explains that Hashem felt […]
Parshas Matos
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In this week’s Sedra, Hashem commands Moshe Rabeinu to take revenge upon the Midyanites for His sake. Hashem then tells Moshe that after fulfilling this commandment, he will pass on. Thus, knowing that he is bringing himself closer to his passing on, Moshe Rabeinu immediately acts upon Hashem’s command to round up the troops and […]
First of the Tlasa d’Peranusa
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This week’s Haftorah is the first of a trilogy. It is the first of the three Haftoros that are read during the Bein-Hametzarim. The Haftorah is a collection of Nevuos of Yirmiyahu. The bulk if the Haftorah consists of a rebuke to Klal-Yisroel, of warnings not to persist in its sinful course of action, as […]
Parshas Pinchas
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The Sedra opens with the end to a drama that began at the end of last week’s Sedra. Klal-Yisroel camped in Shitim and began to act inappropriately. They became intimate with the Moabite girls which led them to serve Avoda-Zara. These acts angered Hashem and caused Hashem to punish Am-Yisroel with a horrible unstoppable plague. […]