The Aliya in Torah

The Aliya in Torah  by the Chazon Ish zt’l The Chazon Ish, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz (1878-1953), one of the greatest Torah luminaries of recent times, lived in Israel from 1933 until his passing. His views, actions, halachic rulings and writings continue to have a major influence on the fabric of Torah life everywhere.from “Maase Ish part 4”:see the end for the original hebrew  “The sweetness of … Continue reading The Aliya in Torah

Method of Learning Torah

Method of Learning Torahby Rabbi Simcha Wasserman zt”lGuidance from one of the greatest sages of our time on how to learn Torah properly. (He was also the son of Rav Elchanan Wasserman, Hy”d a most profound talmud scholar and one of the main disciples of the Chafetz Chaim)Transcripted, with permission from the audio tape: Maimonide’s Book of Knowledge from Every Word Must Be Accounted … Continue reading Method of Learning Torah


TORAH: NITZAVIM-VAYELECH By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: NITZAVIM: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 VAYELECH: Deuteronomy 31:1-30. DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING “Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying ‘My counsel shall stand and all My pleasure I shall do’ ” (Isaiah 46:10). Parshas NITZAVIM is always read on the last Shabbos before Rosh HaShanah (New Year) … Continue reading TORAH: NITZAVIM-VAYELECH

Is one prohibited to study Torah alone?

Question: Is one prohibited to study Torah alone? Must one always study with a partner? Answer: Our Sages (Ta’anit 7a) expound that one is liable for a punishment of death for studying Torah alone, without a study partner. Our Sages add that doing so causes one to become foolish and sin. It seems that according to the letter of the law, one may not study Torah … Continue reading Is one prohibited to study Torah alone?

Yeshua taught oral Torah…

Introduction It is said that the company a person keeps says much about his character. Yeshua’s opponents loved to point out that he spent time with tax collectors, harlots, and other sinners. He did so to draw them near to the Torah and the love of G‑d. So we might find it surprising that, of all the various Jewish sects in his time, Yeshua was … Continue reading Yeshua taught oral Torah…

Mishneh Torah commentaries:

We’ve added the following 35 Mishneh Torah commentaries: Even Ha’azel, Ohr Sameach, Benei Ahuvah, Benei Binyamin, Birkat Avraham, Divrei Shaul Edut BeYosef, Haggahot Kevod Melakhim, Har HaMoriyah, Chiddushei Rabbi Akiva Eiger, Annotations of R’ Yeshaya Berlin, Binah LeIttim, Chemdat Yisrael, Cheshek Shlomo, Yekhahen Pe’er, Yitzchak Yeranen, Lechem Shamayim, Maharam of Padua, Ma’asai LaMelekh, Seder Mishnah, Sefer HaMenucha, Avodat HaMelekh, Tziunei Maharan, Kovetz Al Yad HaChazakah, … Continue reading Mishneh Torah commentaries:

Acquiring a Merit in Torah

Question: Can one pay a Torah scholar a substantial sum of money in order to acquire a portion in all of the Torah he has studied thus far? Answer: Indeed, included in the Mitzvah of Torah study and Tzedakah is the great Mitzvah of financially supporting Torah scholars, especially the needy among them, so that they may continue their holy work amid peace and tranquility. Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l spent … Continue reading Acquiring a Merit in Torah

Parshas & Haftorah Beshalach

Parshas Beshalach Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st Aliya: The Bnai Yisroel (Children of Israel – Jews) had left Mitzrayim (Egypt). The closest route to Eretz Yisroel (The Land of Israel) was along the … Continue reading Parshas & Haftorah Beshalach

Torah Reading for Ki Tisa

Exodus Chapter 30 11The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: יאוַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־משֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר: 12“When you take the sum of the children of Israel according to their numbers, let each one give to the Lord an atonement for his soul when they are counted; then there will be no plague among them when they are counted. יבכִּ֣י תִשָּׂ֞א אֶת־רֹ֥אשׁ בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֘ לִפְקֻֽדֵיהֶם֒ וְנָ֨תְנ֜וּ אִ֣ישׁ כֹּ֧פֶר נַפְשׁ֛וֹ לַֽיהֹוָ֖ה … Continue reading Torah Reading for Ki Tisa

Torah Portion Shemos

Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (often contracted in English as “I AM”) is one of the Seven Names of God accorded special care by medieval Jewish tradition.[1] The phrase is also found in other world religious literature, used to describe the Supreme Being, generally referring back to its use in Exodus. The word Ehyeh is considered by many rabbinical scholars to be a first-person derivation of the Tetragrammaton. Continue reading Torah Portion Shemos