He shall be called a Nazarene

Matti 2:23. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, [He shall be called a Nazarene.] Those things which are brought from Isaiah 11:1 concerning Netzer, the Branch; and those things also produced concerning Samson the Nazarite, a most noble type of Christ, have their weight, by no means to be despised. We add, that … Continue reading He shall be called a Nazarene

Who’s Your Teacher

The Sages, seeing that his mind was clear, entered his chamber and sat down at a distance of four cubits. ‘Why have ye come?’ said he to them. ‘To study the Torah’, they replied; ‘And why did ye not come before now’, he asked? They answered, ‘We had no time’. He then said, ‘I will be surprised if these die a natural death’. R. Akiba … Continue reading Who’s Your Teacher

HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה

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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה והמלך דוד זקן חיי שרה מקאם חג’אז נגונים אתוהי כמה רברבין נשמת רוכב עבים שועת מרומי ברך  ההודאות נדה אני  קדיש בואי ברנה חג’אז  שמחים שמח נפשי  ממצרים שיך סלאמה חג’אזי  נקדישך אתה צורי  פזמון ספר תורה On Shabbat Haye Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18), Maqam HIJAZ, which is named after the Arabian… Continue reading HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה

Haftarah of Parshas Chukas

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BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Judges Chapters 11-12 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov JUDGES CHAPTER 11 * * * Judges 11:1-33 is the Haftarah of Parshas Chukas, Leviticus 19:1-22:1 * * * GOOD INTENTIONS Like Avimelech, Yiftach (Jepthah) son of Gil’ad, the Tenth Judge of Israel, was also the son of a PILEGESH (concubine). However, despite being rejected by… Continue reading Haftarah of Parshas Chukas

Haftorah – Parshas Vayera

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Parshas Vayera M’lochim 2 4:1 This week’s Haftorah reveals to us an incredible dimension of faith and its astounding result. Out of deep appreciation to a Shunamite lady’s hospitality the Prophet Elisha promised that she would bear a son. This startling prediction raised major concern due to her elderly state coupled with her physical inability of bearing children. Indeed,… Continue reading Haftorah – Parshas Vayera

Shabbat Vayera

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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- VAYERA: וירא ואשה אחת וירא מקאם נאווה נגונים אויבי הכני בנסתר נשמת כקדם עירך נירש שועת דר רומה  ההודאות אל נעלה רפא  קדיש יא מימתי  שמחים שמרתני וחייתני  ממצרים אל יצרת  נקדישך יה שמע תפילה  פזמון ספר תורה On Shabbat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24), Maqam NAWAH is applied to the prayers according to most Aleppo sources.… Continue reading Shabbat Vayera

Flower Pots During Shevi’it

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Working the Land During Shevi’it-Introduction to the Laws of Tending to Gardens and Flower Pots During Shevi’it We have already explained that the Torah prohibits working the land during Shemitta, as the Torah states, “You shall not sow your field nor shall you prune your vines. That which grows on its own of your harvest you shall not reap… Continue reading Flower Pots During Shevi’it