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Majestic Mandates
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Mishpatim begins with the verse, “Ve’eilah… And these are the ordinances you shall place before them,” and continues with all sorts of torts and laws about monetary obligations. Rashi immediately explains that the letter vov/and at the beginning of the word always connects […]
Riveting Reminders
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein After all the miracles Hashem wrought for Bnei Yisroel in Egypt and after Hashem split the Sea to save Bnei Yisroel and drown the Egyptians, Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, hears of all these wonders, internalizes them, and goes to join up with Bnei Yisroel. He brings […]
Silencing the Supplicant
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. SILENCING THE SUPPLICANT: PARSHAT BESHALACH Shira Smiles shiur – 2017/5777 Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Beshalach continues the saga of Bnei Yisroel’s escape from Egypt. After Bnei Yisroel left, the Egyptians chased after them, eventually trapping Bnei Yisroel between the Egyptian forces behind them and the Red Sea […]
Darkness Deciphered
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Parshat Bo relates the last three plagues that Hashem brought upon the Egyptians. One of the most enigmatic of all the plagues was the plague of darkness. The Torah tells us that the darkness “will be tangible/ vayamesh. As properly understood, the plague lasted a […]
Careful Consideration
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Parshat Voeyrah contains seven of the ten plagues Hashem brought on Egypt. After the first six plagues occurring exactly as predicted, Hashem has Moshe and Aharon warn the Egyptians concerning the imminent plague of hail. Moshe urges the Egyptians to take precautions against the hail, […]
Names of Nobility
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. NAMES OF NOBILITY: PARSHAT SHEMOT Shira Smiles shiur 2017/5777 Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein The second book of the Torah, sometimes referred to as the Book of Redemption in Hebrew (known as Exodus in English) is more often called “Shemot/Names,” as is the first Parsha reading of this book. Simply, […]
Directed Dispersion
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. As Yaakov senses his life coming to a close, he gathers his sons around him to give them each one final, personalized blessing. Indeed each son gets his individual blessing except for Shimon and Levi who are addressed jointly. Further, the text of their blessing sounds more like a curse […]
Chariot of Consideration
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Yoseph has revealed himself to his brothers and they have reconciled. All of Egypt and Pharaoh himself hear of this reunion. Now it is time for Yaakov and the whole family to reunite and come to Egypt. To this purpose, Pharaoh tells Yoseph to load up the animals, presumably the […]