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  • DIVREY YA’AKOV Lesson 9
    CHAPTER NINETHE WORDS OF THE BACH (OHR HACHAIM 47) ON THEMITZVAH OF TORAH STUDY In massechet Nedarim, R’ Yehuda and R’ Mai say, “Who is theman who is wise and will understand this? And (with whom will)the word of Hashem will speak to him and tell him why the landwas destroyed? This matter was asked…
  • ADV Parashat Bo 5781 / פרשת בֹּא
    בס”ד בא The month of שבט is מסוגל for התחדשות in Torah, since Moshe began a new revelation of משנה תורה, beginning on ר”ח שבט, and preparing the yidden for their entry into א”י. In פרשת בא, the yidden become a nation, an independent entity, revealing בני בכורי ישראל, at the same time that the…
  • Parashat Bo / פרשת בא
    AND IT SHALL BE FOR A SIGN. The lessons of the Torah are not to remain in the mind. “And you shall know (VEYADAATA) today and bring it DOWN TO YOUR HEART that HaShem is the G-d in the heavens above and on the earth below, there is none other” (Deut. 4:39). The Exodus was…
  • WHAT IS RASHI SAYING?
    Jacob and ShemaVayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)Jacob goes to meet his long-lost son, Joseph. Their meeting is quite emotional, as we wouldhave expected.Genesis 46:29“Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father, to Goshen, and he appearedbefore him, he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck for a long time.”RASHIAnd he wept…
  • DIVREY YA’AKOV Lesson 8
    Closeness to HashemC h a p t e r E ig h tT h e N o t En t ir e l y Err o n e o u s D e s p an ir ofD e v o t in g O n esel f to T o r a h St…