ADV Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

תצוה    פרשת זכור   בס”ד     The Zohar says there are 53- גן Parshios in Chumash, but there are really fifty four. There are many opinions that זאת הברכה is not counted as a Parsha, since in חו”ל this Parsha is never read on שבת. There are other opinions that נצבים and וילך are considered one, and others hold the same with מטות ומסעי. The חידא says … Continue reading ADV Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

Torah Portion: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 1st Aliyah: Exodus 27:20-28:12 (14 verses) 2nd Aliyah: Exodus 28:13-30 (18 verses) 3rd Aliyah: Exodus 28:31-43 (13 verses) 4th Aliyah: Exodus 29:1-18 (18 verses) 5th Aliyah: Exodus 29:19-37 (19 verses) 6th Aliyah: Exodus 29:38-46 (9 verses) 7th Aliyah: Exodus 30:1-10 (10 verses) Maftir: Exodus 30:8-10 (3 verses) Special Maftir Shabbat Zachor: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 (3 verses) Reading from the Nevi’im (Prophets): Ezekiel 43:10 – 43:27 When Parashat Tetzaveh coincides with a special Shabbat, a different Haftarah is traditionally read: Shabbat Zachor: I Samuel … Continue reading Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תצוה

Parashat Terumah / Moshe and Betzalel

The Difference Between Moshe and Betzalel [Understanding Why Betzalel Was Able to Make the Menorah, Whilst Moshe Couldn’t] 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 shall read in the weekly Parashah the donations the Bnei Yisrael gave to the building of the Mishkan. This … Continue reading Parashat Terumah / Moshe and Betzalel

The Laws of Hearing Parashat Zachor- Coronavirus

Halacha Yomit The Halacha Yomit is distributed to 26,940 active daily recipientsThe Laws of Hearing Parashat Zachor- Coronavirus “Remember What Amalek Has Done to You”On the Shabbat preceding Purim, which is this coming Shabbat, after the opening of the Ark immediately following Shacharit prayers, two Sifrei Torah are removed; in the first one, we read the weekly Parasha (which is Parashat Vayikra this year, 5779) … Continue reading The Laws of Hearing Parashat Zachor- Coronavirus

ADV Parashat Terumah

Between שקלים שבתand זכור פרשת there is a הפסקה, so that Moshe could internalize what he already received. The main theme of the Parsha is ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם Hashem created this lowly world in order to have a דירה בתחתונים. This is Hashem’s desire, his רצון, which is above דעת. We have to make ourselves into a receptacle for the שכינה to dwell, and thus fulfilling the ושכנתי בתוכם, in the hearts of every yid. The … Continue reading ADV Parashat Terumah

Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה

God spoke to Moses… Some say that this was said to Moses during the 40 days on the mountain (Tanna DeBei Eliahu Rabbah 17; Lekach Tov on Exodus 35:1; Ibn Ezra; Baaley Tosafoth; Zohar 2:194a, 224a). According to others, it was said after the Golden Calf, when Moses went up for the second set of tablets (Exodus 34:29; Seder Olam Rabbah 6 from Exodus 34:32; … Continue reading Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה

Parashat Mishpatim / פרשת משפטים

There is a strange—little spoken about—law that my mind, particularly over the last few months, keeps re-visiting. The Talmud teaches that when one builds a synagogue or house of study the structure should preferably have windows (BT Berakhot 34b). Indeed, this idea is codified as law in the foundational legal code, the Shulhan Arukh (OH 90:2). The medieval commentaries offer differing reasons for this law. … Continue reading Parashat Mishpatim / פרשת משפטים

ADV Parsha Mishpatim

שבת שקלים משפטים בס “ד Parshas משפטים is jammed packed, besides the many mitzvos that are written in it. This Parsha is the conclusion, the נעילה of the ימי השובבים, in a regular year. It is also the first of the four Parshios that are read surrounding the great י”ט of Purim- שקלים. It is also שבת מברכים אדר, that prepares us for פורים. At … Continue reading ADV Parsha Mishpatim

Parashat Yitro – A Truly Correct Judgement

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 shall read about Yitro, Moshe Rabbeinu’s father-in-law, who saw his son-in-law Moshe Rabbeinu adjudicating the people’s cases from morning until evening. He advised him how best to manage the judicial process for the people. In the Torah’s … Continue reading Parashat Yitro – A Truly Correct Judgement

ADV Parashat YISRO

A world of knowledge and information to help you grow and share your faith. בס”ד יתרו The purpose of creation was for כלל ישראל to receive the Torah. The question is why is this momentous Parsha, named יתרו? And why was Yisro זוכה to have the Parsha of מתן תורה named after him? Parshas Yisro and פרשת משפטים are very connected as both speak of … Continue reading ADV Parashat YISRO

Parashat Yitro / פרשת יתרו

YISRO Torah Reading: YISRO Exodus 18:1-20:23 WE ARE ALL CONVERTS It is fitting that the parashah which tells of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai is named after Yisro (Jethro), Moses’ father-in-law — a convert. Indeed, all those who witnessed the Giving of the Torah were “converts”. Thus (as noted in the commentary on Parshas SHEMOS) the Covenant at Sinai was accompanied by … Continue reading Parashat Yitro / פרשת יתרו

ADV Parashat Beshalach

שבת שירה בשלח בס”ד The number of pesukim in בשלח is 116, the סימן being יד אמונה, based on the pasuk ויהי ידיו אמונה עד בא השמש. Moshe’s hands were spread out in ‘faith’. However there were still doubts in אמונה, by the Israel , as they were on the 49th level of טומאה in Egypt. Hashem took the Israel to the 50th level of … Continue reading ADV Parashat Beshalach