October 28, 2011 1:08 am at 1:08 am #600218minyan galMember
Mods: I looked for the old kiruv thread and couldn’t locate it, so I started this. If you wish to merge it with the old thread, please do.
I receive a daily email about halach and a weekly one about the parsha. The following is this week’s parsha commentary and its relevance to kiruv. Ithink it is excellent and hope you enjoy.
Weekly Parasha Insights by Rabbi Eli Mansour
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Every knowledgeable Jew can and must get involved in outreach. We all have Torah knowledge and values to share. Rather than cloister ourselves in an ark like Noah, we must follow the example of Abraham and work to spread Torah. Needless to say, we must put in the time to develop ourselves. But this is not where it ends. The more we develop ourselves, the more we are able and obliged to work to develop others, doing our share and fulfilling our obligation as the descendants of Abraham Abinu to make the world a better and more Godly place.October 28, 2011 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #1188357
Thanks for sharing, minyan gal! I enjoyed it.October 28, 2011 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1188358yitayningwutParticipant
Very niceOctober 28, 2011 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1188359BTGuyParticipant
Awesome! Thank you!October 30, 2011 2:10 am at 2:10 am #1188360Queen BeeMember
MG, I finally had a chance to sit down and read it. Very interesting and a good lesson! I just learned Noach over shabbos, so it was nice to read this. Thanks so much for sharing.October 30, 2011 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1188361LSHMember
My Shabbos thought on Noah is: We (the Jewish People) are the Flood.October 31, 2011 3:20 am at 3:20 am #1188362
Thanks again, MG.
Speaking of parshas Noach, I was learning the parsha this past Friday night with my mom, and we came up with the following question: We know that Noach sent out a raven and then a dove to see if the land was dry after the flood. But wouldn’t it have been a higher level of faith if Noach had simply waited for G-d to send him a sign that the land was dry, instead of trying to “figure it out” himself? After all, it is stated that Yosef HaTzadik was punished for asking the Butler of Paroah to mention him to Paroah instead of waiting for G-d to do it. So wouldn’t this be the same?October 31, 2011 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #1188363HealthParticipant
MP -When it comes to Avodas Hashem e/o is required to make Histadlus and not wait for Hashem directly. So Noach did right. That was Yosef’s mistake -he thought he was doing his Histadlus, but actually he went too far. Going as far as Yosef went, acc. to the Madreiga he was on, was a lack of Emunah & Bitachon.October 31, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #1188364
Thank you, Health. So your’e saying it depends on the level of holiness the person is on, and one should do their part according to their level. That makes perfect sense. Thanks.October 31, 2011 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1188365HealthParticipant
MP – You’re welcome.November 1, 2011 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1188366mommamia22Participant
Beautiful dvar torah. I love the part about the fur coat versus the thermostat. Very insightful and great example. Thank you so much for posting!October 31, 2016 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1188367JosephParticipant
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