ADV Parsha Korach

The first Rashi in the Parsha is unique, and not found elsewhere, where Rashi says פרשה זו יפה נדרשת במדרש רבי תנחומא According to the peshat, which Rashi usually explains, Korach rebelled against the leader of all כלל ישראל, and was considered a רשע. However in דרש, Korach had lofty intentions, and was a great…

Adv Parashat Sh’lach

The date כג סיון is an important date mentioned in תנ”ך, in the Purim story, when the נהפוך הוא began. This is the date that the second letters went out, allowing the yidden to defend themselves. The Rokeach says that this is the largest pasuk in תנ”ך, being that the pasuk is a positive one…

ADV Parashat Beha’alotcha

בהעלותך בס”ד The first four pesukim of the Parsha is the theme of the Parsha, the instructions to Aharon of the lighting the Menorah in the Mishkan. Rashi says that when Aharon saw the נשיאים bringing their sacrifices for the חנוכת המשכן, he had a חלישת הדעת in that he nor his שבט contributed. Hashem…

TO LOVE THE TORAH CHAPTER 7

PARENTS DUTY TO ENABLE THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARNAND LIVE TORAH LIVES AND THE ROLE OF PARENTSPRAYERS IN THEIR CHILDREN LEARNING TORAHSUCCESSFULLY A student’s success in his Torah studies often depends to alarge extent on the encouragement he gets from his parents.Therefore the attitude of parents to their sons’ Torah studies isa topic that we would…

ADV Parshat Nasso

Parshas נשא falls in the week of מתן תורה to impress the point that through Torah, all yidden have an elevation in stature- נשא. The תשלומים of Shavuos is during the week, unlike the other י”ט, where the תשלומים are on חול המועד. The Gemorra learns of the תשלומים of Shavuos, from a pasuk that…

ADV Parsha BAMIDBAR

בס”ד במדבר   The Torah doesn’t say what exact date שבועות falls, implying that Shavuos- מתן תורה, being the 50th day of Sefira, is למעלה מן הזמן. It could fall on the fifth, sixth or seventh of Sivan, depending on whether Nisan and Iyar are מלא or חסר. Shavuos is called weeks since the great…

ADV Parsha Behar/Bechukosa

The מזל of the month of Iyar is שור, whereas the מזל of סיון is תאומים, twins -Gemini, which represents the שתי הלוחות or the תורה שבעל פה ותורה שבכתב, and the שתי הלחם. Behar is the 32nd Parsha, where בחוקתי is the 33rd . Parsha usually falling in the Shabbos after לג בעומר. There…

ADV Parashat Emor

1 בס”ד אמור בס”ד The fifth week of sefira is Hod, of which the Zohar says- תערין פתיחין, which means that the gates are open. This is the away it will be in the future- – יתקע בשופר גדול ובא האובדים=1288=תערין פתיחין. טהרין פתיחין. On the first day of the fifth week, or חסד שבהוד…

ADV Parshas Acharei Mos Kedoshim

1 אחרי מות קדושים ים בס”ד During the ימי הספירה, the weather is warmer and the יצה”ר is in full bloom, and so we temper the יצה”ר by learning פרקי אבות. This learning also prepares us for מתן תורה by giving us tools to perfect our characters. PParshas אתרי מות is a continuation of מצורה…

ADV Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Parshas תזריע begins with a woman who gave birth. This is read in the appropriate time, since כלל ישראל was born as a nation on Pesach. If the woman gave birth to a son, there is a seven day טומאה period, similar to a Nida. Then the son has a Mila, her טומאה ends, and…

ADV Parsha Shmini

שמיני בס”ד In a leap year, the Parsha read usually after Pesach is אחרי מות, which also speaks of the passing of נדב ואביהוא. The number of pesukim in Parshas שמיני is ninety one, and the סימן given is עבדיה. The truth is, the concept of שמיני and of עבדיה are opposites, the eighth being…

ADV Parsha Tzav

The Rishonim say that the connection between Parshas צו and Pesach, is that in Parshas Tzav, we learn of the mitzvah of הגלת כלים. All the flour offerings throughout the year, except the קרבן תודה (ten out of forty loaves), which was not a חיוב, and the שתי הלחם on שבועות were of matza- לא…