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Keeping to a Torah Learning Schedule

In the opening verses of Parashat Ekeb, Moshe promises that we will be rewarded “Ekeb Tishme’un” – in exchange for obeying G-d’s laws. While this is the plain meaning of the Pasuk, later scholars have uncovered for us deeper layers of meaning. One such interpretation suggests that this […]

Preparing Before Reading the Torah

Description: Preparing Before Reading the Torah; The Different Customs When Calling Someone For an AliyaThe Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 139) writes that before one reads from the Torah, he must prepare the reading and review the text at least twice, preferably four times. He must prepare the reading […]

TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN

TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: VO-ESCHANAN, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. Haftara: Isaiah 40:1-26. “AND I TRIED TO INGRATIATE MYSELF.” In the opening word of our PARSHAH of VO-ESCHANAN, Moses tells how “I tried to ingratiate myself” with G-d — elicit His favor — praying repeatedly to be […]

Mishneh Torah RaMBaM

THE COMPLETE RESTATEMENT
OF THE ORAL LAW
(Mishneh Torah)

The Law as it should actually be practiced by all in our day
by the Master Teacher Moshe son of Maimon
(also known as RaMBaM or Maimonides)

in Hebrew according to the Yemenite manuscripts
and English as prepared by the staff of Mechon Mamre
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Torah Reading: DEVARIM

Torah Reading: DEVARIM, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22Isaiah 1:1-27.THE BOTTOM LINEAs always, we commence the reading of the book of DEVARIM (Deuteronomy), the last of the Five Books of Moses, on the Shabbos preceding the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th Av) commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple. Tisha Be’Av is […]

TORAH: DEVARIM

Torah Reading: DEVARIM, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22 Isaiah 1:1-27. THE BOTTOM LINE As always, we commence the reading of the book of DEVARIM (Deuteronomy), the last of the Five Books of Moses, on the Shabbos preceding the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th Av) commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple. […]

Haftorah – Parshas Pinchas

Parshas Pinchas Yirmiyahu 1:1 This week begins a series of haftorah readings which reflect the inner feelings of the Jewish people during their final months of the year.The series consists of moving visions of the prophets depicting the pending Jewish exile and destruction of the Bais Hamikdash and […]

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading

Torah Portion Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading: Parshas Balak 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: […]

Haftorah Behar-Bechukosai

Parshas Behar – Bechukosai 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: Parshas BeHar begins with the laws […]

Understanding Torah

Reb Yochanan Sofer writes that he remembers when he began to attend to his grandfather Reb Shimon Sofer zt”l for several hours during the day, the remaining hours that he utilized for learning were tremendously productive. In only a short period of time, he was able to understand […]