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”

Parshas VaYera 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas VaYera. One of the defining aspects of the parsha is the Akeidas Yitzchok (Binding of Isaac). While this incident may appear quite troubling according to a simple reading, there is far more to be uncovered and understood learning it according to Kabbalah. In the Zohar HaKodoshContinue reading “Parshas VaYera 5781”

Parshas Lech-Lecha 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas Lech-Lecha. The literal meaning of the first two words of the parsha are “Go to you.” In reference to Avrohom Ovinu this refers to his having to leave his land and his father’s house in order to serve Hashem. As the Torah is eternal and meantContinue reading “Parshas Lech-Lecha 5781”