Category: PARSHA

ADV Parsha Vayishlach

וישלח בס”ד In וישלח which is the eighth Parsha, the end of the Parsha speaks of the eight kings of אדום. After the reign of these eight kings, כלל ישראל had their eight kings כשזה קם זה נופל from the prophesy to Rivka ולאם מלאם יאמץ. Yaakov is […]

Parashat Vayetze

[Loving Me, Loving You! Two Types of Love] From HaGaon Rav Zevadia HaCohen Shlit”a, The Head of the Batei Din in Tel Aviv (translated by our dear friend Rav Daniel Levy Shlit”a, Leeds UK) We read in the Parasha Yaakov’s exit from Be’er Sheva to travel to Charan […]

Parashat Vayetzei

Rashi on Genesis 28:10:2ויצא [AND JACOB] WENT OUT—It need have written simply “And Jacob went to Haran’’; why then does it mention his departure from Beersheba? But it intends to tell us that the departure of a righteous person from his city makes an impression. As long as […]

ADV Toldos/Chanuka

 תולדות  בס”ד   The תקוני זהר says that the first twenty four days of Kislev are כנגד the twenty four letters of the  ברוך שם כבוד, and Chanuka on כה כסלו is כנגד the twenty five letters in שמע ישראל.. Therefore we see that the entire month of כסלו is connected to […]

ADV Parashat Chayei Sara

חיי שרה   בס”ד   Usually Parshas חיי שרה falls on the Shabbos that precedes חודש כסלו, כס the hidden light, the אור הגנוז, that was lit for לו, thirty six hours. In this Parsha, we encounter גן עדן. The זוהר חדש, the ילקוט ראובני and the   מגלה עמוקות all say that the […]

Akedat Yitzchak

Parashat Vayera – [Akedat Yitzchak, Why Was Avraham Only Rewarded After He Offered the Ram and How May we Apply This lesson to Ourselves] From HaGaon Rav Zevadia HaCohen Shlit”a, The Head of the Batei Din in Tel Aviv This Shabbat we will read the Akedat Yitzchak (Binding […]

ADV Parsha Vayera

 וירא בס”ד       The laining of ר”ה is in Parshas וירא, and so we get a הארה of ר”ה on שבת וירא. Even though we are entering into the apparent ירידה of חשון, when there is no Yomim Tovim, there is a revelation- וירא. What bothers Rashi is why the […]

Parashat Vayera / פרשת וַיֵּרָא

א וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו ה, בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא; וְהוּא יֹשֵׁב פֶּתַח-הָאֹהֶל, כְּחֹם הַיּוֹם And the LORD appeared unto him by the terebinths of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו ה — Hashem appears to Avraham. On a peshat level, this […]

Parshas Lech Lecha

The Jewish journey starts with a man, a woman and the courage of their convictions. Avraham and Sarah are born in an environment that is hostile to radical ideas, one where idolatry is sacred and monotheism is unheard of. He is mercilessly persecuted for his beliefs, yet remarkably […]

Parashat Noah

Parashat Noah – [Keeping the Torah With or Without the Peer Pressures and In All Circumstances] From HaGaon Rav Zevadia HaCohen Shlit”a, The Head of the Batei Din in Tel Aviv(translated by our dear friend Rav Daniel Levy Shlit”a, Leeds UK) This Shabbat we read, “These are the […]

Noah and the Moral Life

The praise accorded to Noah is unparalleled in Tanach. He was, says the Torah, “a righteous man, perfect in his generations; Noah walked with God.” No such praise is given to Abraham or Moses or any of the Prophets. The only person in the Bible who comes close […]