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Dvar Torah about the weekly Parasha, and holidays, and different topics

*Parashat Va’etchanan – Thinking of Others*

*Parashat Va’etchanan – Thinking of Others* Moshe Rabenu prayed 515 tefillot in order to be allowed into Eretz Yisrael, so strong was his desire to enter the ‘palace of the King’ and to fulfil all the mitzvot that are only applicable there. The question is what about Aharon? He also was not allowed to enter […]

Parashat Devarim -The lesson from Moshe Rabbeinu!

Parashat Devarim -The lesson from Moshe Rabbeinu! In this Parashat, Moshe mentions all the places where “am Israel” had to stop momentarily during their journey through the desert. Why does Moshe Rabbeinu need to remind “am Israel” about those places? Moshe Rabbeinu did not want to hurt their feelings or reproach them. Therefore, he only […]

Parshat Pinchas!

This week parasha we reading about the “korbanot” that am Israel use to sacrifice in a. various reasons various holy days. Korban in Hebrew means -closeness . Get close to Hashem. No longer we have the korbanot, how we can achieve this closeness to Hashem? Chazal say: through the prayers. The prayers that we have […]

Parashat Balak: Hashem leads you in your way!

In this parshah we see how Balak King of Moav fears that the people of Israel will go to war against him. And so he decides to hire Bilaam, a prophet to the nations of the world, to curse the people of Israel. ” לא תלך עימהם” “קום לך איתם” “Do not go with them” […]

Parashat Masei: The journey of Our life!

Parashat Masei: The journey of Our life!

Parashat Masei “אלה מסעי בני ישראל” ויסעו..ויחנו..ויסעו ויחנו” “These are the journeys of the children of Israel” They journeyed .. and they camped .. and they journeyed and camped” Why is the Torah spending so much time talking about the journeys of the nation of Israel while they were in the desert, when there are […]

Parashat Matot: The Power of our Words!

Parashat Matot This parshah deals with the sin of a person who makes a neder (vow). The Torah says – לא יחל דברו ככל היוצא מפיו יעשה, He shall not violate his word; whatever comes out of his mouth, he shall fulfill. We need to realize how important it is not to desecrate our speech, […]

* Laws of Tisha B’Av that were postponed from Shabbat *

* Laws of Tisha B’Av that were postponed from Shabbat * Fast begin : (Shabat) 8.14 pm Fast ends; (Sunday) 8.38 pm * This year (Tisha B’Av) – Tisha Be’av falls on Shabbat and the fast is postponed to Sunday. * Shabbat * The rule is that there is no mourning on Shabbat, and therefore […]

Ki Tissa

Ki Tissa

Dear Congregants, Parashat Ki Tissa begins with the Misvah upon every Jew age 20 and up to give a half Shekel. We commemorate this with Zecher Lemahasit Hashekel(the commemoration of the half Shekel) that we give before Purim. Rashi in this week’s Parashah states that Hashem showed Moshe a coin of fire who’s weight was a […]

Terumah

Terumah

Dear Congregants, Parashat Terumah discusses the construction of the Mishkan. The Parashah begins with the first ever fundraising drive. The Pasuk says “Dabber el Bene Yisrael Veyikhu Li Terumah.” Hashem tells Moshe Rabbenu to speak to the Bene Yisrael and “Take for me a donation”.  The question is asked why didn’t Hashem tell Moshe to tell […]

Yitro

Yitro

Dear Congregants, Our Parashah begins with Yitro, the father in law of Moshe Rabbenu, hearing about the great miracles that Hashem performed for Bene Yisrael upon their exodus from Egypt. Yitro then decides to take Moshe’s wife, Sipporah and his 2 children and join Moshe and the Jewish people in the desert. The verse states that Moshe’s eldest child […]