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Parshat Chaye Sarah

Choosing Rivka: Due Diligence
In our Parsha, Eliezer does “due diligence” before choosing Rivka (Genesis 24, 14):

And it will be, the maiden to whom I will say, ‘Lower your pitcher and I will drink,’ and she will say, ‘Drink, and I will also water your camels,’ her have You designated […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Vayera

Perform Righteousness and Justice
Up until this point, the Torah has not clearly revealed Hashem’s choice of Avraham. In our Parsha, Hashem explains for the first time the reason He shares with Avraham the forthcoming punishment to be meted out to Sodom (Genesis 18, 19):

“For I have known him because he […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Parshat Lech Lecha

Why doesn’t the Torah explain why Avraham was chosen?
“And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12, 1)

The Torah surprises us with this special mission for Avraham Avinu, a […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Dvar Torah|0 Comments

Yom Kippur

The goal of Yom Kippur is clearly expressed in the following verses in “Acharei Mot” (Leviticus 16, 29-30):

“And shall be as an eternal statute for you; in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict yourselves, and you shall […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Dvar Torah, klalyen|0 Comments

Parashat Devarim – Bearing the People’s Burden

This Shabbat we read the words of Moshe to Am Yisrael:

“How can I bear your trouble, burden, and strife all by myself?” (Deuteronomy 1, 12)

Our Sages, the Rishonim, did not agree if this was meant as a complaint, or not. Rashi understands that Moshe was expressing a grievance against Am […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

The Power of the “Path” to a Destination

“These are the stages of the children of Israel, by which they went forth out of the land of Egypt… And Moses wrote their goings forth, stage by stage, by the commandment of the LORD… And they journeyed from Rameses… And the children of Israel journeyed…and pitched…”(Numbers 33)

This passage is […]

By |August 4th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments