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 […]

Duties of the Heart

Duties of the Heart (abridged)חובות הלבבות (תקציר)mergedhttps://www.sefaria.org/Duties_of_the_Heart_(abridged)This file contains merged sections from the following text versions:-Duties of the Heart, translated by Edwin Collins, 1909-http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/doth/index.htm Duties of the Heart (abridged) Chapter 1 Table of Contents.Wisdom, the Highest GoodSeek no Reward but Wisdom’s SelfThe Gates of KnowledgeThe Ethics of 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 […]

History of the Netzarim

The Halaka of Yeshua ha Mashiyach and the Set-Apart BelieversThe history of the Netzarim (Nazarenes) dates to the days of Mashiyach Y’shua’s (Christians refer to Him as Jesus) ministry on earth. Y’shua was Himself called a Nasraya. Yochanan (John) 18:5, “They said to him, “Y’shua the Nasraya. Y’shua […]

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 […]