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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 […]

Chasing After Lies

It is critical that instead of chasing after the lies of the enemy we draw near to Elohim and let Him draw near to us (James 4:8). That way we can know Him, understand His plan so that we can participate in His Kingdom and point the way […]

Noah’s Sacrifices

Noah’s SacrificesUnderlying the present parshah of Noah and the ensuing parshiyos, which tell the story of the patriarchs, is the quest for the Holy Mountain of G-d, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Adam’s body had been created from the dust and earth of the Temple Mount. And “to […]

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 2020 / רֹאשׁ חודש חֶשְׁוָן 5781 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on Saturday, 17 October 2020 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 19 October 2020. Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan. Cheshvan is the 8th month […]


Bereishit/Genesis 1‫א‬ ‫בראשית‬‫תישארב‬Bereishit 1 1When Hashem began to create heavenand earth—b’-ray-SHEET ba-RA e-lo-HEEM AYT ha-sha-MA-yim v’-AYT ha-A-retz 1:1 When Hashem began The first wordin the Torah is Bereishit (‫)בראשית‬, whichbegins with the letter bet (‫)ב‬, while the lastword in the Torah is Yisrael (‫)ישראל‬, ‘Israel,’which ends with the […]

Mentioning “Mashiv Ha’Ruach”

We Begin Reciting “Mashiv Ha’Ruach”“Mashiv Ha’Ruach U’Morid Ha’Geshem” is a praise we recite to Hashem during the winter months within the “Mechayeh Ha’Metim” blessing of the Amidah as is printed in all Siddurim. We begin reciting “Mashiv Ha’Ruach U’Morid Ha’Geshem” in the Mussaf prayer of Simchat Torah (outside […]