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    #1123207

    qwertyuiop
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    il do m’shabbos or monday bli neder you choose

    #1123208

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    yes sir

    #1123209

    beacon
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    Where am I supposed to get a dvar torah from?

    #1123210

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    google one take a sefer or make one

    #1123211

    asdfghjkl
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    i’ll do sunday night!!!!!

    #1123212

    beacon
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    The last time I opened a sefer was for a 12th grade chumash report. Not planning on doing that again anytime in this lifetime…

    And how do you “google” a dvar torah?

    #1123213

    qwertyuiop
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    you type in dvar torah stuff will come up

    #1123214

    brooklyn19
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    beacon – that’s kinda sad. you don’t enjoy using your brain once in a while? you never go to any classes?

    #1123215

    Curious
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    LOL, sounds like I’m back in high school. But regardless, it’s a great idea.

    #1123216

    beacon
    Participant

    I actually do enjoy using my brain but not by learning gemara..

    And what does going to shiurim have to do with opening a sefer?

    #1123217

    brooklyn19
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    i don’t learn gemara! but it feels good to at least review the parsha with rashi. and i don’t mean hashkafa classes (which are great) but i go to a class once a week (on thursday nights!) that really makes you use your head. i wouldn’t give it up for anything.

    #1123218

    beacon
    Participant

    Good for you! But that ain’t for me..

    #1123219

    pretty soon I’ll have to start assigning nights :o)

    #1123220

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    brook give beacon mussar

    #1123221

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    mod, asdf said he would do sunday

    #1123222

    beacon
    Participant

    Yeah don’t all answer at once people!

    #1123224

    brooklyn19
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    qwertyuiop

    not really my place to give anyone mussar. you wanna try?

    #1123225

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72 please assign brooklyn19 a night!!! she’s a teacher!!!

    #1123226

    shkoyach
    Member

    Mods… thanks for this thread! Maybe make it a sticky! I really like this idea! I’ll even offer to add when I have a chance but Monday is not gonna work…

    #1123227

    RoshYeshivah
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    I volunteer to review everyday’s Drar torah.Isn’t that the job of a RoshYeshivah?

    #1123228

    Curious
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    RY – you compose it and I’ll “say” it!!

    #1123229

    Bais Yaakov maydel
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    i can do NEXT week motzei shabbos. maybe sometime this week, but itll be last minute!

    Rosh Yehsiva, from what i know, Rosh Yeshivas dont question about their jobs and what they’re supposed to do. they just do it. 🙂

    #1123230

    brooklyn19
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    asdfghjkl

    i’d have to translate a lesson into english. my mind works in hebrew cuz i teach ivrit be’ivrit. besides, i hope you’re all passed elementary-school level.

    #1123232

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    mod i was wondering if i could send it today and you could post it on M’Shabbos

    That is fine by me. put a note on top “Please Post M’Shabbos Kodesh” – thanks and have a good Shabbos. YW Moderator-72

    #1123233

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    Parshas Vayechi

    By Rabbi Label Lam

    Judah, from amongst all the tribes, was forecasted to make it till the end of times. What quality did he and does he yet possess, that has granted him that kind of longevity? Perhaps in the very blessing of Jacob we have a clue. Why is Judah both a mature lion and a whelp, a baby cub?

    #1123234

    A D’Var Torah by R’Label Lam has been posted by qwertyuiop tonight.

    #1123235

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    thanks, reb qwertyuiop :}

    #1123236

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    your welcome brook and thanx mod for posting it tonite

    #1123237

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop: thank you!!! nice vort there!!! i’m up next!!!!

    #1123238

    who is signing up for Monday?

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    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Tonights dvar torah!!!

    There are many words in the Hebrew language which sound and are spelled alike but have different meanings. One such word is etzev. Etzev normally means “sorrow” but it can also mean “idol,” as in Psalms 115:4: “Their idols (atzabeihem) are silver and gold made by human hands.”

    When Joseph revealed himself to his brothers in Egypt, he reassured them that he did not wish to seek revenge. He told them: “Now, do not be distressed (ta-atzvu) or reproach yourselves because you sold me hither; it was to save life that God sent me ahead of you.” (Gen. 45:6)

    Rabbi Schenur Zalman of LiadiWhen the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi’s son was a little boy, he wandered into the room where three of his father’s chassidim were waiting to meet with the Rebbe: Rabbi Shmuel Monkis, Rabbi Shlomo Raflis from Vilna, and Rabbi Joseph of Soklov. All three of these men were not only great scholars, but wealthy and generous businessmen as well.

    Rabbi Monkis loved to play with the Rebbe’s son, so as soon as the little boy saw him he ran over and sat on his lap. He noticed that the other two men were engaged in quiet and tense conversation and looked exhausted and weary.

    “Why are you so sad?” Rabbi Monkis finally asked them.

    Chassidim”It is because,” they replied as one, “we are living in difficult times and our businesses are suffering.”

    The Rebbe’s son looked at Rabbi Monkis and said: “You didn’t need to ask them why they are so sad. After all, you could have learned it from a verse from the Bible: “Atzabeihem -their sadness-is because of silver and gold made from human hands.” (Sippur Chasidim)

    Worshipping MoneyIn quoting this verse the Rebbe’s son was showing great wit as well as wisdom. Not only was he playing with the meaning of the word etzev in the Bible, noting that the two rabbis’ monetary problems were due to money, he was also reminding them of the primary meaning of etzev, that is, perhaps they were so troubled and distressed because they had allowed their gold and silver to become their gods and take over their lives.

    Many people are also troubled and distressed today because of our country’s financial woes. Our sadness and fears are real, but let us not allow them to consume our lives. Let us remember that the most important things in life, faith and love, are still free!

    FROM: Rabbi L. Rosenthal CA

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    Bais Yaakov maydel
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    thanks…i now have something to use for my mishlei report on zahav and kesef! lol

    #1123243

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    very nice asdfghjkl THANX

    #1123244

    asdfghjkl
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    your welcome everyone!!! who’s up for monday night????

    #1123246

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Joseph: pal you ain’t the only joseph out there!!! lol i was thinking of changing the text to yosef-just for you here!!!!

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    no volunteers… so, I assigned someone for Monday night.

    #1123248

    asdfghjkl
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    reb joseph i can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!

    #1123249

    Joseph
    Participant

    so don’t wait.

    #1123250

    Joseph
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    🙂

    #1123251

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    i’m excited joe!!! come up with something good!!!!

    #1123252

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    im not garanteeing it but mod i might be able to do tuesday also

    #1123253

    asdfghjkl
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    qwertyuiop: lets give others a chance!!!

    #1123254

    Curious
    Member

    qwerty – too much of a good thing…, you know the rest.

    #1123255

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    tell me if you need me to

    #1123256

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    i meant i would do it if there was nobody else that would

    #1123257

    asdfghjkl
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    qwertyuiop: ok that’s very nice you you!!!!! thank you!!!!!

    #1123258

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    It’s no problem for me.

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    Joseph
    Participant

    ***********

    DAILY DVAR TORAH FOR MONDAY

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    A rabbi in Dallas receives a phone call from a man wishing to make a contribution to his synagogue. They meet. The rabbi gives the man a tour of the synagogue and tells him of the educational programs for the community. The man gives the rabbi a check for $2,000.

    The rabbi is puzzled why the man — Jewish, but clearly not Jewishly well-educated nor observant –wanted to make a contribution to his synagogue. The man replies in a thick Texas drawl, “Rabbi, recently I was in Jerusalem at the Western Wall. There I saw a man praying with such fervor, such concentration … I was moved to the depths of my soul. I wanted to express how moved I was, but I didn’t want to insult the man by giving him money, so I decided that when I got back to Dallas I would make a contribution to a synagogue where that man would feel comfortable praying.”

    The donor continues, “When I returned to Dallas I went to the kosher bakery and described the man I saw at the Wall — the long black coat, the broad black hat, the sidelocks — and asked where a man like that would feel comfortable praying; Rabbi, they told me your synagogue! So here I am.”

    The man and the rabbi become good friends, they study together from time to time, and they share in each other’s family’s Simchas, joyous occasions. Over the years the man and his extended family become major supporters of the synagogue and its efforts for Jewish educational outreach.

    Here comes the interesting part! The Jerusalemite returns from praying at the Wall. His wife asks him, “So, nu, Berel, how was your day?” And Berel replies, “Nothing unusual.” Now imagine, after the proverbial 120 years, Berel passes on to the next world. He’s greeted in Heaven with the spiritual counterpart of a brass band and a ticker-tape parade and is ushered into the presence of the Almighty! The Almighty says to Berel, “Berel, I heartily commend you on what you did for educating the Jewish people in Dallas!” Berel, who never in his life ever left the Holy Land, stands in bewilderment and replies… “What is Dallas?”

    Like all good stories there is a lesson here for us! Each and every one of our actions has ramifications and impact far beyond our limited ability to know in this world. Therefore, we should always think twice if we are about to forego an opportunity to help someone or about to do something which would best be left undone. On a deeper level, even those actions which we do not even think others notice or care about, can have significant consequences — in this world and for the next.

    No wonder our Sages tell us in Pirkei Avos: “Pay attention to three things and you will not transgress. Know what is above you — the Eye that sees, the Ear that hears and all your actions are recorded in a Book.” The battle for life is the battle for awareness!

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    The Torah states that in giving Judah (Yehuda) his blessing, Jacob said, “Yehuda is a lion’s whelp. From the prey, my son, you have gone up.” (Genesis 49:4) Rashi, the premier commentator, tells us that Yehuda elevated himself by two actions — (1) he stopped his brothers from killing Joseph and (2) he publicly embarrassed himself to save the life of his former daughter-in-law, Tamar. Why is it important for us to know how Yehuda behaved in a praiseworthy manner?

    Yehuda is the progenitor of the tribe from which came the future kings of Israel. It was precisely because of these exhibitions of character that Yehuda merited this honor and responsibility. In Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, the question is asked, “Who is the mighty person?” and answered, “He who rules over his own desires.” Such a person is worthy to rule over others because he will rule over them with the same righteousness as he rules over himself.

    In saving Joseph, he ruled over himself not to be influenced by the other brothers who wanted to kill Joseph. In saving Tamar, he did not let personal pride stand in the way of doing the right thing. The ability to rule over one’s own passions makes any person a true king.

    by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

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    Joseph – I will post tonight – Thanks!

    qwertyuiop – re:Tuesday Go for it.

    Everyone else: Who wants Wednesday, Thursday? Do I need to assign days? :o)

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