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Pondering Perpetuity
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein This is the last devar torah for a few weeks. Thank you for reading.             As Bnei Yisroel are about to enter the Promised Land, the time to apportion the land to the various tribes and families arrives. The land is to be “divided as an […]
Perfectly Pure
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             The enemies of Israel go back to Biblical times. When they can’t defeat Bnei Yisroel militarily, they try other strategies to undermine the physical or moral strength of Bnei Yisroel. Parshat Balak is a prime example of this strategy. Balak, King of Midian, realizing he will […]
Desert Dessert
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein L’iluy nishmat haRav Meir Yaakov ben Aharon v’Fruma Zlotowitz – R”Ch 1 Tamuz (30 Sivan) 5777             One of the ten recorded Biblical songs, the Song of the Well, is found in Parshat Chukas. In addition to describing the well itself, where it came from […]
Countering the Cunningness
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Our parsha begins by listing the main protagonists in a rebellion against the leadership of Moshe Rabbenu. First is the name of the instigator, Korach ben Yitzhar. His name is followed by the names of three other leaders of the rebellion, Dathan and Avirom, […]
Sanctified and Safeguarded
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Hannah Stein is dedicating her writing this week for a refuah shelaymah for her brother, Shmuel Halevi ben Rochel. He was hit by a car at 12:10 A.M (Tuesday night/Wednesday) in Lakewood. He has sustained multiple broken bones and although he can talk, he cannot move any […]
Complaints or Contentment
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Bnei Yisroel were poised to enter Eretz Yisroel. Suddenly, “They became as complainers. It was evil in the ears of Hashem… His wrath flared, and a fire of Hashem burned against them and it consumed at the edges (alternately, at the elders) of the […]
Understanding Uniqueness
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Bamidbar begins appropriately with Hashem’s instructions to Bnei Yisroel on how to set up their camps as they travel through the midbar/desert to the land Hashem has promised them. The instructions are fairly detailed. Not only is each tribe given a specific position […]
Collateral Confirmed
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Hashem has blessed and cursed Bnei Yisroel. He declares He would lay waste to the land and exile the people. But in spite of the sins of Bnei Yisroel that brought about this desolation, Hashem promises, “I will remember My covenant with Jacob and also […]
Galvanizing Gestures
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein The beginning of Parshat Emor deals with laws that are directed at the kohanim, the priests, and  then focus on the even more stringent restrictions on the High Priest. He is called the kohain gadol, the “great”priest who is above his brothers. What constitutes this […]
Nation’s Nemesis
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein The Torah is full of mitzvoth that prohibit us from improper behavior, especially from worshiping strange gods and participating in forbidden relationships. Nevertheless, the Torah here offers a non specific admonition: “Speak to Bnei Yisroel and say to them, ‘I am Hashem your God. Do […]