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“Viduy Maasrot”: Confessing Good Deeds?!

In this week’s Parasha, we learn about the commandment of “Viduy Maasrot” which entails relating the following verses attesting to our proper execution of “terumot and maasrot” – setting aside the tithes. (Deuteronomy 26, 12-15)

“When you have finished tithing all the tithes of your produce in the third year, the […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Dvar Torah, klalyen|0 Comments

Rosh Hashannah תשע”ו

Dear Friends,
As we prepare for the new year, I want to tell you how much we, at JobKatif appreciate and are grateful for the help and support you have extended to us over the years.  You haßve become an integral and vital part of the JobKatif family.
The JobKatif initiative began […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Home, klalyen|0 Comments

10 years ago…

10 Years Ago…

8,600 Jews were forcibly removed from their homes in Gush Katif.

Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon and a group of volunteers came to help the evacuee families as they were brought to temporary locations.

They quickly realized that while there had been a detailed ‘eviction’ plan there was literally no plan for […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Home|0 Comments

Why Was Miriam Punished?

Why Was Miriam Punished?

Miriam slanders Moses and is punished with צרעת. One of the main rules regarding the laws of slander is that it is permissible to slander to bring benefit (so wrote Rabeinu Yona, Sharei Teshuva, Chapter 3, and others). In other words, it is permissible to slander in […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Shemitta Tours

By |May 29th, 2015|klalyen|0 Comments

Parshat Naso

Parshat Naso

Asking after someone’s welfare

In the Parsha we read the Priestly Blessing, which has in it “and establish peace for you”. Let us try to discuss a bit the importance of asking after someone’s welfare, and then the connection between this and the Priestly Blessing.

We find the great importance of […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Are we ready‪?

Are we ready‪?

A message for Shavuot

Golan Heights‪.  The famous Golan Heights Brigade 188‪, Alon Company, ‪”Alon in the Storm‪”. We completed basic training and tank schooling, and we arrived at SPC (Staff, Platoon, Company). In SPC there are aspects even more difficult than basic training. There are minimal hours of […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

What is So Special About Lag B’omer?

What is So Special About Lag B’omer?

Lag B’omer is one of the most mysterious and obtuse holidays. The Gemara in Yevamot (62a) tells about the death of Rabbi Akiva’s students. It writes that it happened “between Passover and Shavuot”. Lag Baomer is not mentioned in the Gemara:

They said: Rabbi Akiva […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

How do we define the leading rabbi of the generation?

How do we define the leading rabbi of the generation?

I merited to learn by our master and teacher Rabbi Lichtenstein, for nearly 30 years. As a student, as a teacher in the yeshiva, and as Rav of the community of Alon Shvut South, where the Rav lived for the past […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Independence Day: Postponed or Brought Forward

Independence Day: Postponed or Brought Forward

A strange sensation: The 5th of Iyar can come out on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Shabbat. Already in the first years of the State it was decided that if Independence Day falls on Friday or Shabbat – it won’t be celebrated on time, but rather […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments