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Glorious Gathering
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             One of the most awe inspiring events of Jewish ritual must have been the mitzvah of Hakhel. Once every seven years, at the end of theshemitta/Sabbatical cycle, during the Succot festival, “When all Israel comes to appear before Hashem, your God, … you shall read […]
Continuous Compassion
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein            The Torah commands us that when we come to the land Hashem has promised us, in the third year of the shemittah cycle, we give an additional tenth of our produce to the Levite, the proselyte, the orphan and the widow. Then we are to […]
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 […]