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Long Lasting Luz
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein When Yaakov Avinu leaves his father’s home while fleeing from his brother Esau, he initially runs past the area he remembers as being the holy place where his father and grandfather Avraham had prayed. Realizing his omission, Yaakov backtracks so that he can accord proper […]
Manifest Mockery
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein   Parshat Toldos begins with what appears to be a superfluous phrase. The unusually wordy verse says, “These are the offspring of Isaac son of Avraham –  Avraham begot Isaac.” Certainly, if Isaac is the son of Avraham, Avraham begot Isaac. Why does the Torah […]
Sleepy Sermon
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Once when Rabbi Akiva was teaching his students, they appeared to be lethargic, almost as if dozing. Rabbi Akiva roused his students by referring to Parshat Chayei Sarah which begins by relating that Sarah Imeinu lived one hundred years and twenty years and seven years. […]
Zechus of Zoar
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. ZECHUS OF ZOAR: PARSHAT VAYEROH Shira Smiles shiur 2016/5777 Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein In Parshat Vayeroh, we see Hashem destroy another civialization that has become so evil it cannot survive. After a full and deep and personal examination of the reports that come to Him, Hashem destroys Sodom and […]
Surrendering The Spoils
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. SURRENDERING THE SPOILS: PARSHAT LECH LECHA Shira Smiles shiur 2016/577 Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein A major event in Parshat Lech Lecha is the “world war” between the four kings and the five kings. During this war, Lot, Avraham’s nephew who had moved to Sodom, was captured. Avraham sets out […]
Lion’s Lesson
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. LION’S LESSON: PARSHAT NOACH Shira Smiles shiur 2016/5777 Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein When the flood was over and all living things on the earth had perished, the Torah tells us, “Vayishaer ach Noach … – That only Noach and those with him in the Ark remained.” The word “ach/only” […]
Mesorah and Middos
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Historically, the period between Pesach and Shovuos was meant to be a period of great joy and anticipation, for our redemption from Egypt was the precursor to the ultimate goal of receiving the Torah on Shovuos and symbolically consummating our relationship to Hakodosh Boruch Hu. Yet the period has changed […]
Haphazardness and Happenstance
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com.             While Parshat Bechukotai begins with blessings im bechukotai telechu, if you walk/follow My decrees … , most of the parsha is devoted to a rebuke with a list of negative and horrific consequences if you do not follow My words. All this will be a result of asher holchu […]
Collectivity and Connectivity
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com.             With the Mishkan, the Tabernacle now complete, Hashem commands a new census be taken of Bnei Yisroel. The census is then followed by instructions on the pattern for the formation of the encampment around the Mishkan, a pattern that would carry through for all their travels and sojourn of […]