DIVREY YA’AKOV Lesson 9

CHAPTER NINETHE WORDS OF THE BACH (OHR HACHAIM 47) ON THEMITZVAH OF TORAH STUDY In massechet Nedarim, R’ Yehuda and R’ Mai say, “Who is theman who is wise and will understand this? And (with whom will)the word of Hashem will speak to him and tell him why the landwas destroyed? This matter was asked…

ADV Parashat Bo 5781 / פרשת בֹּא

בס”ד בא The month of שבט is מסוגל for התחדשות in Torah, since Moshe began a new revelation of משנה תורה, beginning on ר”ח שבט, and preparing the yidden for their entry into א”י. In פרשת בא, the yidden become a nation, an independent entity, revealing בני בכורי ישראל, at the same time that the…

Parashat Bo / פרשת בא

AND IT SHALL BE FOR A SIGN. The lessons of the Torah are not to remain in the mind. “And you shall know (VEYADAATA) today and bring it DOWN TO YOUR HEART that HaShem is the G-d in the heavens above and on the earth below, there is none other” (Deut. 4:39). The Exodus was…

WHAT IS RASHI SAYING?

Jacob and ShemaVayigash (Genesis 44:18-47:27)Jacob goes to meet his long-lost son, Joseph. Their meeting is quite emotional, as we wouldhave expected.Genesis 46:29“Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father, to Goshen, and he appearedbefore him, he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck for a long time.”RASHIAnd he wept…

DIVREY YA’AKOV Lesson 8

Closeness to HashemC h a p t e r E ig h tT h e N o t En t ir e l y Err o n e o u s D e s p an ir ofD e v o t in g O n esel f to T o r a h St…

ADV Parashat Va’era

בס”ד וארא ע”נ יהודה בן חזקיהו נלב”ע “ג שבט תשס”ה The first pasuk of וארא makes a switch from וידבר to ויאמר, and from אלה-ים to הויה. Rashi says that Hashem is speaking harshly- לשון קשה to Moshe, due to his complaining when he said למה הרעתה לעם הזה, after which Hashem’s compassion took over…

Parashat Vaera / פרשת וארא

Parashat Va’era פרשת וארא “And I appeared” “And God spoke to Moses…” (Exodus 6:2) Torah Portion: Exodus 6:2-9:35
 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29-21 B’rit Chadash/New Covenant: Romans 9:14-33 Shabbat |9 January 2016 | 28 Tevet 5776 THE PHARAOH WITHIN US “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he stumbles, let not your heart exult. Lest…

Adv Parashat Shemot / פרשת שמות

בס”ד שמות Sefer שמות begins the six week (or eight week, in a leap year) period, known as שובבים, which is the acronym of the six first פרשיות. This word comes from ירמיהו where it’s written, says the שלה הקדוש and others, שובו בנים שובבים. It’s written that ימי השובבים are equated with יה”כ- בעשור…

DIVREY YA’AKOV Lesson 7

CHAPTER 7
PARENTS DUTY TO ENABLE THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN
AND LIVE TORAH LIVES AND THE ROLE OF PARENTS
PRAYERS IN THEIR CHILDREN LEARNING TORAH
SUCCESSFULLY

Parashat Vayechi – The Power of a Good Word

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) In the weekly Parasha, Yaakov Avinu gathered his sons and blessed them before he passed away, as the Torah states: “Yaakov called for his sons. [When they came,] he said,…