By Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, delivered at the OU Israel Center

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The Hidden Blessings of Failure (Mishlei 24:16)
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A wicked person tries to make this world difficult for the righteous but also tries to take away his Olam Haba. In addition to the Yetzer Hara to sin, there is a yetzer hara that is a consequence of the sin and tries to prevent a person from repenting. Delivered at the OU Israel Center, […]
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Mishlei 9:1)
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Mishlei calls the seven (sic) books of the Torah the seven pillars of wisdom. Bamidbar is really three books, the second of which is two verses. Rav Tzadok HaKohen on the three Books of Numbers. Delivered at the OU Israel Center, June 24th, 2018 (11 Tammuz 5778) This shiur is sponsored by Mel and Pessy […]
A Mitzvah is a Candle and Torah is Light (Mishlei 6:23)
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How do the candle and light parallel Torah and Mitzvot? How do the Torah and Mitzvah here parallel the “Musar” of one’s father and the Torah of one’s mother in Mishlei 1:8? Delivered at the OU Israel Center, June 10th, 2018 (27 Sivan 5778) This shiur is sponsored by Mel and Pessy Krausz David. Please join […]
Finding the Light of Your Soul (Mishlei 20:27)
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The neshama, symbolized by a flame, is that which can understand what is truly in us. This is what makes repentance possible. Chazal bring 2 pragmatic examples of how the soul is compared to a candle. Delivered at the OU Israel Center, June 3rd, 2018 (20 Sivan 5778) This shiur is sponsored by Mel and […]
Words that Hurt, Words that Heal (Mishlei 12:18 and 18:21)
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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, April 15th, 2018 (30 Nisan 5778) This shiur is sponsored by Mel and Pessy Krausz David. Please join us at the OU Israel Center in wishing Mel a refuah shleima Menachem Mendel ben Toba Rivka. Mishlei 12:18 and 18:21 Watching one’s speech is not just about refraining from harmful speech, […]