Best Dvar Torahs
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December 28, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #591017
We’ve all been to simchas (if you haven’t been to any, leave YWN and make friends 🙂
There are dvar torahs that put us to sleep, and those we remember forever.
Can we post here ONLY the one we’ll remember forever?December 28, 2009 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #670982
I’ll start with one for sheva brachas, why is the mezuza on a slant? the machlackos is rashi and tosfos either straight up or straight down, we compromise and put it on a slant, where in halacha do you ever see such a thing we either pick one side or the other?
the point is before we go in the home to realize that everything is about compromise, and that’s what makes a marriage work!December 28, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #670983Ben LeviParticipant
What about those of us that follow shitas HaGra and have the mezuza straight?December 28, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #670984
the question is why do we (ashkanez jews) who compromise on position, which in halacha we never compromise we always pick one side, why here compromise? i would think it was obvious that if your mezuzza was straight the question wouldn’t apply, and hence i’m not sure what you’re even asking?December 28, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #670985oomisParticipant
How about the Ish/Isha one. The Hebrew word for man (Ish) is spelled Aleph, Yud, Shin. The word for woman (Isha) is spelled Aleph, Shin, Heh. If you take the Yud from Isah and the Heh from Isha and put them together, you spell a Name of Hashem (Kaw), and this serves to remind us that when man and woman come together in kedusha, that the Shechina rests with them, and Hashem must always be part of a Jewish home. As soon as the Yud and Heh are removed, however, when there is no sign of Hashem in a Jewish household, all that remains is the Aleph-Shin or Aish (fire).
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