Parshas Noach 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Noach. This is quite the interesting parsha. Between Parshas B’Reishis and this parsha there is so much to unpack, whole seforim could be written about them. Of course every word of the Torah could have a whole set of Tikkunei Zohar on it. For now thisContinue reading “Parshas Noach 5781”

Parshas B’reishis 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas B’reishis, the first parsha in the Torah. This parsha is packed with many Sodos HaTorah (Secrets of the Torah). It is said as a general warning in Chazal (Chagigah 11b) that one who investigates what is above, what is below, what was before Creation and whatContinue reading “Parshas B’reishis 5781”

Parshas Ha’azinu 5781: The Song of Torah

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Ha’azinu, it is also Shabbos Shuva, the Shabbos before Yom Kippur in which we must focus on making t’shuva and returning to Hashem. One interesting part of this parsha is that the Torah is referred to as a שירה (song) consistently, as it is referred toContinue reading “Parshas Ha’azinu 5781: The Song of Torah”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Nitzovim-VaYeilech 5780

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Nitzovim-VaYeilech, a double-parsha. There’s a wonderful set of pesukim about the Torah in the first parsha. Hashem tells us “Behold this commandment (the Torah) is not fallen beneath you (Rashi explains this means it is not concealed under anything. Onkelos translates the word נפלאת to meanContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Nitzovim-VaYeilech 5780”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo 5780

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Ki Savo. This is an incredible parsha as we receive the potential of many wonderful brochos (blessings), and also quite heavy, seeing as we also receive the potential of wretched klolos (curses). The crux of the whole issue of receiving brochos or klolos sits on oneContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo 5780”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei 5780

A gitten erev Shabbos everyone! This week’s parsha is Parshas Ki Seitzei. There’s a well known chassidishe vort on the opening words of the parsha, “כי תצא למלחמה,” (for when you go out to war) that explains this to refer to the time of eating, because the word for war “Milchomo” has the word “Lechem,”Continue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei 5780”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Shoftim 5780

A gitten erev Shabbos and a git choidesh! This weeks parsha is Parshas Shoftim.There’s a posuk in this parsha that has various different ways of understanding: “Tamim tihyeh im Hashem Elokecho” “You should be simple with Hashem your God.” Rashi says this means to serve Hashem with simplicity, and not attempt to divine the future,Continue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Shoftim 5780”

Parshas Korach 5780

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Korach, in which Korach and his congregation break away from Klal Yisroel and hence get cast into the earth, for doubting the authority of Moshe and Aharon. On the surface level, this seems to be incredibly harsh. The truth is though, that this was really veryContinue reading “Parshas Korach 5780”