Motzei Shabbos Parshas Bo 5781

A gitte voch! In Parshas Bo we receive the mitzvos of Pesach and Pidyon HaBen in the midst of our Geulah. What follows is from what was said by seudas shlishis. This is a fascinating part of the Torah if you sit and think of it. Amidst all the plagues, and the freeing of KlalContinue reading “Motzei Shabbos Parshas Bo 5781”

Erev Shabbos Voero 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Voero, the second Shabbos of Shovevim. For those unfamiliar, Shovavim is the period of time between Parshos Shemos to Mishpatim. In Kabbistically based Judaism it is a great time for cheshbon nefesh (self-evaluation) and teshuva (return to Hashem). This week we start the process of theContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Voero 5781”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Sh’mos 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Sh’mos, and today it is also the yuhrtzait of the Baal HaTanya zy’a of Chabad, the first rebbe. L’kovod (to honor) the yuhrtzait of the Baal HaTanya, the inspiration for this d’var Torah is taken from Sefer Torah Ohr. In Torah Ohr, the Baal HaTanya teachesContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Sh’mos 5781”

Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYechi 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYechi, hence the last week we lain from Sefer B’Reishis. In this parsha, Yaakov Avinu blesses his sons with their individual brochos, he is niftar, and the Yidden get established in Mitzrayim with Yosef HaTzaddik taking care of their needs. One interesting aspect of the parshaContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYechi 5781”

Erev Shabbos VaYigash 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYigash, and it is also the fast of Asarah B’Teves today, which ends when kiddush is made tonight. I heard a wonderful vort from the Chasam Sofer as to the big chiddush that is fasting Asarah B’Teves on Erev Shabbos. The other rabbinic fasts are pushedContinue reading “Erev Shabbos VaYigash 5781”

Parshas Mikeitz 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Mikeitz. Yosef becomes elevated to the level of a high government official in Mitzrayim, his brothers come, and the parsha ends with Binyomin being accused of stealing the cup that Yosef planted in his sack. Outside of the fact that the appointment ceremony described for Yosef’sContinue reading “Parshas Mikeitz 5781”

Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYeshev 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYeishev. Yosef HaTzaddik gets sold into slavery by his brothers and various other interesting episodes happen, including that of Eishes Potifera, wherein the wife of his master tries to get him to perform an aveira with her. There is an interesting Midrash that we can learnContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYeshev 5781”

Erev Shabbos VaYishlach 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYishlach, wherein Yaakov send malochim (angels) to Esav his brother when Esav is on his way to confront Yaakov. Though there is a Midrash where it says he sent bosor v’dom (flesh and blood) messengers, the other side coming from Rabanan states that they were malochimContinue reading “Erev Shabbos VaYishlach 5781”

Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYeitzei 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYeitzei. The Midrash Rabah teaches us something very interesting on the posuk “והיה זרעך כעפר הארץ” (And your descendants shall be like dust of the earth). It says there that Klal Yisroel will be like the dust of the earth is a reference to how weContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas VaYeitzei 5781”

Erev Shabbos Parshas Toldos 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Toldos, in which Yitzchok and Rivkah give birth to Yaakov Avinu and Esav, along with Yaakov acquiring the brochos from Yitzhok instead of Esav, and the story of the B’eiros (Wells) as well as many fascinating inyonim. It is well known that Yitzchok Avinu was forbiddenContinue reading “Erev Shabbos Parshas Toldos 5781”