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  • #1123528

    JayMatt19
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    Kind of annoying that Wednesday is still open

    (Note to mod, this time I am volunteering for Wednesday)

    Thank you! I was just about to volunteer somebody. YW Moderator-72

    #1123529

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    ****D’var Torah For Monday****

    L’zecher Nishmas Rabbi Ravitz Z”L

    The Bnei Yisroel traveled from Ramses to Succos…(12:37)

    The Pasuk tells us that the Geulah took place at the end of 430 years. The Gematriah of (sorry i don’t have hebrew letters)Ramses is 430. At the end of 430 years, they left Mitzrayim and traveled to Succos. The Gematriah of Succos, is 480. It was only 480 years after the Bnei Yisroel left Mitzrayim that King Shlomo began to build the Beis HaMikdash to establish a permanent home for the Divine Presence in the nation’s midst. Before that, the Bnei Yisroel could not be seen as being truly setteled in the land. Thus, the Pasuk tells us that in leaving Mitzrayim the Bnei Yisroel were taking there first stepsto go from Ramses- the 430 year period of Galus- to Succos, the 480 years of quasi-setteled status that marked the first era of living in Eretz Yisroel.(R’ David Feinstein-Sefer Kol Dodi)not googled.

    HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY

    #1123530

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    asdfghjkl: dvar torah please.$

    #1123531

    beacon
    Participant

    nice job, qwertyuiop. 🙂

    #1123532

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop: great devar torah R’Qwertyuiop!!! my devar torah’s on the way!!!!

    #1123534

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    !!!!!Dvar Torah for Monday night!!!!!!!!

    based on Growth Through Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

    this devar torah is for a zechus that all the cr members should find their scidduch bekarav!!!!(brooklym19 we’re still thinkin of ya too!!!)

    The Torah states, “And Moshe said, ‘This is what the Almighty said, “Around midnight I will go out in the midst of Egypt and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die” ‘ ” Exodus 11:4). Rashi cites the Sages of the Talmud that the Almighty actually told Moshe that exactly at midnight He would cause the plague of the death of the firstborn. Why did Moshe then change His words to “around midnight” when he repeated the Almighty’s words to the Egyptians?

    Rashi brings the answer of the Sages that “Perhaps Pharaoh’s astrologers will err in their calculation of the precise midpoint of the night and say that ‘Moses is a liar’ ” (Talmud Bavli, Berachot 4a).

    Amazing! Nine plagues have already hit the Egyptians. Moshe has warned them and been correct each time. Now the firstborn of each family throughout Egypt dies. What difference does it make whether it is a few minutes before or after midnight?

    The answer: This illustrates the power of a person to find fault. From what might have been a minor discrepancy — and perhaps a discrepancy due to their own calculations — they would seek to call Moshe a liar and discredit him totally. When a person wants to find fault, he will find something.

    Our lesson:

    1. Be aware of when we fall into the trap of finding fault when we should be seeing the bigger picture.

    2. Be aware when others are fault-finders … and tread gently because these personalities are easily irritated and difficult to deal with.

    #1123535

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    where’s my devar torah??? i submitted it!!!!

    #1123537

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    asdfghjkl: thanx, and nice job too.$

    beacon: thanx

    #1123538

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop: your welcome & thank you!!! you not ganna call me R’ Asfghjkl after that???

    #1123539

    Asdhjkl: googled?! Come on, get with the originals! But I enjoyed lol

    #1123540

    Qwertyuiop: nicee

    #1123541

    nossond
    Member

    Shkoyach: The Divrei Torah that I have posted are my own, which I have developed over the years.

    #1123542

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    asdfghjkl: i;m sorry, let me try this again: very nice dvar torah r’ asdfghjkl.$

    syrinsephardi: thanx

    #1123543

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    qwertyuiop: thank you thank you!!! shkoyach R’ Qwertyuiop!!!!

    syriansephardi: ha sorry i have no patients to type a mind blowing long devar torah!!!

    #1123544

    nossond
    Member

    Dvar Torah for vaera (please verify for yourself any factual statement that I make, by looking it up.)

    Question 1: What was special about the separation of the Yidden by Arov and Dever that the Torah mentions this point by them. Were not the Yidden separate by the first three plagues also?

    Question 2: For the first three plagues, Pharaoh did not listen to them. For Arov and Dever it states that he (just) did not send them. Why then by Shechin does it go back to say that he did not listen to them. What caused his reversal?

    Question 3: The magicians are mentioned by the first three plagues but not by Arov and Dever. Why are they again mentioned by Shechin?

    Question 4: Why did HaShem by Shechin tell Moshe to specifically throw the ashes up in front of Pharaoh’s eyes?

    Believe it or not, I will answer all these questions (and more).

    The reason why the seperation of the first three plagues is not important is because Aharon used the stick to bring them about. It seemed to Mitzrayim that HaShem did not care about the Yidden, but that Moshe and Aharon were channeling the power of HaShem, through the stick, for their own purposes. The first three plagues thus proved the first lesson “that I am HaShem,” but they did not prove the second lesson (stated by Arov) “that I am HaShem in the land,” namely, that HaShem Himself was controling the situation on the ground and separating between them.

    Arov and Dever, on the other hand, came to prove the second lesson (that HaShem was in control). This is why there is no mention of the stick or any intermediary being used by them.

    HaShem wanted to harden Pharaoh’s heart by Shechin and get him to go in reverse, so he therefore told Moshe to throw the ashes up in front of Pharaoh’s eyes. This use of an intermediary made Pharaoh reject the second lesson, which was based on not using an intermediary. This is why Pharaoh went back to not listen to them, as by the first three plagues. This is also why the magicians were called back again, just like the first three plagues.

    The reason HaShem wanted Pharaoh to reverse (by Shechin) was to make the next lesson (by Barad) more powerful. Pharaoh thought he could analyze and understand how the makos should continue, such that when he “caught” a flaw, he thus rejected the second lesson. Pharaoh similarly questioned why HaShem needed his permission to let the Yidden go. The next lesson by Barad “that there is none like me in all the land” came to prove that HaShem is beyond prediction and understanding. Moreover, HaShem (by the warning for Barad)specifically answered why He “needed” Pharaoh’s permission. HaShem said that He really didn’t need it, but that he wanted to show His streangth through the makos, which would come about through Pharaoh’s refusal.

    Did you like that?

    #1123545

    This devar torah is for a zechut for moshe ben esther for a refuah shelema.

    Hillel hazaken made one coin a day, half of it went to his yeshiva so he can learn.

    Q 1.was the gaurd of the yeshiva really so mean that he didn’t allow hillel to go in and learn (because he was so poor and couldn’t afford to pay)

    Q 2.how come when the rabbis found him sleeping on the roof the next morning the said “now we can be mechalel shabbat and remove him” why now? Aren’t u always allowed to be mechalel shabbat if its pikuach nefesh?

    A- hillels time was after the romans and it was a very easy, peaceful time for the jews. The rabbis said there’s no misirut nefesh to learn now, therefore they made it be that in order to come and learn you have to pay a half a coin to learn. After they saw hillel on the roof they said we have accomplished what we were trying to! And they took away the cost to learn.

    Ok I do not know if that made sense because I totally forgot I had it tonight and I forgot half of it lol this is what I remembered….hope u enjoyed!

    #1123546

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    syriansephardi: thanx, i really enjoyed it.$

    #1123547

    Qwertyuiop: thanx!!

    #1123548

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    syriansephardi: no prob.$(another compliment morah ames)

    #1123549

    Joseph
    Participant

    Loving Kindness

    Step by Step:

    When someone comes to me for a favor or charity, I will make sure to greet the person with a smile and a pleasant demeanor.

    #1123550

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    syriansephardi: great devar torah!!! i realy liked it!!!

    qwertyuiop: keep it up!!!

    #1123551

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    In the beginning of this week’s parsha, Paroh asks Moshe: ?? ???, ?????? (lit. Who and Who will be the journeymen?)

    The Ba’al Haturim has an interesting way of understanding this dialogue. According to the Ba’al Haturim, Paroh is telling Moshe ?? ???, ?????? who is going to leave here to enter into Eretz Yisroel? it is ?? ???, only 2 people! Only Yehoshua and Calev will leave and enter into Eretz Yisroel, everyone else will die in the Midbar.

    ?? ???, ?????? in Gematria is ??? ??? ???

    To this Moshe Rabbeinu replied: ??????? ???????? ??? (With our youth and with our elders we shall go). That the punishment preventing the dor hamidbar from entering into Eretz Yisroel was not placed upon those under the age of 20, nor was it placed upon those over the age of 60.

    #1123552

    Mayan_Dvash
    Participant

    Wow, thanks Jay, if you did not mention that is was the Baal Haturim, I’d say it was a good shtickel Chassidishe Torah!

    #1123553

    Asdfghjkl: thank u thank u 🙂

    #1123554

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Since you want Chassidishe, here you go! (By the way, the following was quoted by the Chasam Sofer)

    R’ Shimson Ostropoli asks, Where do we see that Moshe was told to warm Paroh about the Arbeh (i.e. how did he know that the 7th plague would be arbeh)?

    ?? ??-????: ??-??? ?????? ??-???, ???-?? ?????, ???? ??? ???? ???, ?????

    There is a known rule in ????? that certain letters form groups based upon how they are said, and letter in these groups can be interchangeable. ???? form a group of guttural letters. ???? form a group of letters which are said using the lips.

    So, getting back to the point, how did Moshe know to warn Paroh about Arbeh?

    Hashem tells Moshe: ?? ??-???? – put the word ?? into ????.

    In order ???? ??? ???? ???, ?????

    ???? ???- In order that I may place

    ???? ???, ????? these LETTERS in him. since the ? is in the same group as the ?. and the ? is in the same group as the ?. Put the letters of ?? into the word ???? replacing the letters of their group, and what are we left with (after scrambling the letters)?

    ????

    That is how Moshe was able to tell Paroh what the 7th plague would be.

    #1123555

    Mayan_Dvash
    Participant

    Amazing, Jay

    #1123556

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    asdfghjkl: will do

    everybody: great divrei torah.$

    #1123557

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Just in case Yashrus20 hasn’t recovered…

    R’ Moshe Sternbuch asks why is it that yidden arrange their calendar based upon a lunar calculation, when most other religions base their’s upon a solar calculation.

    The Moon has no light of its own. Any illumination viewed from the moon is basically a ricochet from the sun.

    Likewise, Klal Yisroel understand that Olam HaZeh is comparable to Choshech (night i.e. moon), and the light of Olam HaZeh is only from the sun (Olam HaRuchni, the spiritual world).

    We can enlighten the darkness of this world only through d’vakus b’hashem in Torah and Mitzvos.

    This is the the lesson of the lunar calendar.

    #1123559

    nossond
    Member

    Jmatt: Concerning Yehoshua and Calev, the ba’al Haturim also explains the event of Yoseph calling the brothers spies in a similar way.

    Yoseph called the brothers (miraglim) spies told them that they would produce the bad miraglim, while he would produce Yehoshua. Yehuda answered that they are not spies was his way of saying that he would produce Calev.

    #1123560

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    JayMatt19: i liked that vort!!!

    #1123562

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    What happened to yashrus20?? B”H we still had a d’var torah tonight.

    Thanks everyone for another great week on the board

    #1123563

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Joseph: great vort there!!!! nice to see u in this thread!!!

    #1123564

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Joseph, welcome to the weekly!!

    Looking forward to future contributions

    #1123565

    yashrus20
    Member

    Everyone- Im so srry i could not post, but the truth is im just getting over my strep. Honestly i wouldve posted anyway but i needed to have energy to learn today so im srry for not posting. BH B’chasdei Hashem im feeling better, and so i will give a vort bkavod that a great friend of mine just got married.

    I never actualy learnt with this friend of mine, i never really spoke in learning with him. But i can tell you that hes a growing talmud chacham. Why is that? Ill ask another Question, why is it moshe was chosen to lead? we know nothing other than how he grew up., nothing about his avodas hashem. The answer lies in the result of learning torah. Rav chatzkel levinshtien writes that the only way to attain the midos oh the ribono shel olam is to learn his torah. B/c just like when u listen to rap music u start thinking and talking likike a rapper. When we learn his torah we start thinking and acting k’vayachil like hashem. When we try to narrow down wether or not your chayiv or patur in a certain case we are basicaly trying to figure out what is the most yashrus (yes i said it) thing to do, what do hashems midos tell us to do? The only thing we know about moshe b4 he is chosen is how he saved a jew getting beaten, and how rashi points out when moshe felt for klal yisroel, he was nasa es libo. Moshe felt pain

    when klal yisroel fely pain. Can we say the same?? ThNot without alot work. It would take years of learning and working on ourselves. So the toahs teaching us that through a persons genuine midos, and im not talking about stam being nice (which is fine) im taklking about crying when a soldier gets shot, when someone gets diagnosed with cancer. So my dear friend, although i have never learnt with you, i know your a growning talmud chacham. The way you care for the younger bochurim. Are you getting paid? no! You do it b/c when a bochur gets down it realy bothers u. The same way we see moshe was gadol through his midos, so to i know your a gadol through your incredible midos. My bracha to u is the smae way you care for your fellow bochurim, You should take this incredible ability and bestow it on to ur kids BH and we shouldcontinue to havee nachas.

    #1123566

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    yashrus: it’s nice to see you back here, mazel tov to your friend, and welcome back.$ refuah sheleima

    #1123567

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    The calendar has been cleared for next week. The permanent nights remain, but others can join on those nights also.

    Have a wonderful Shabbos to all my friends!

    YW Moderator-72

    #1123568

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    mod72: have a great shabbos, and i guess i’m on for monday nite IY”H.$

    #1123569

    chofetzchaim
    Member

    Mussar HaTorah

    6 Shevat, 5769 Vol. 10, No. 15 Parashas Bo

    We must at all times remember that we are here in this world to do our job and to fulfill our personal responsibilities. Ultimately, Hashem is in charge of running the world. Let us humbly accept our mission in life, and by keeping the laws of the Shulchan Aruch, we will bring about the greatest kiddush Hashem possible.

    #1123570

    qwertyuiop
    Member

    great vort chofetzchaim.$

    #1123571

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    yashrus20: wow!!! that was so wonderful!!! your friend is a lucky guy to know you!!! refuah shilayma & mazel tov on yur friend’s wedding!!!

    chogetzchaim: great peice ya contributed!!!

    mod72: good shobbos to ya!!! i’ll take monday again with qwertyuiop!!!! thanx!!

    #1123572

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    chofetzchaim – I think that I am going to add a category for E’Shabbos Kodesh and give you the permanent status. any objection?

    #1123573

    nossond
    Member

    i’ll do sunday again

    #1123574

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Hey Mod 72, when are you going to give us a d’var torah?

    #1123575

    JayMatt19
    Participant

    The Rinas Chaim asks:

    Why in the Bracha of Barech Aleynu do we specifically ask HaKadosh Baruch Hu to bless the Shana (year)? ??????? ???????? ?’ ?????-???? ??? ?????????

    Additionally, why do we only ask for the Shana HaZos (current year)? ??????? ???????? ?’

    ?????-???? ??? ????????? ??????

    Let us ask for a general unlimited Bracha!

    The Rinas Chaim answers the above questions using the “Avnei Eliyahu” as a guide. It is called a ???????? Since there are 355 days in a non-leap year (with Cheshvan and Kislev both having months of 30). ??????? is also in the same “family as ????? (change) since a year has many different periods (hot season, cold season, wet season, dry season etc.)

    So, when we say

    ??????? ???????? ? ?????-???? ??? ????????? ??????’

    We are asking HaKadosh Baruch Hu for all the changes, and every period and season be plentiful, prosperous and good.

    #1123576

    mw13
    Participant

    hey mod-72, sunday still says open and nossond posted he’ll do it.

    #1123577

    nossond
    Member

    mw13: Thanks for sticking up for me. I hope this means you’ll be looking forward for my Dvar Torah, which will be a good one.

    #1123578

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72: i didn’t say perm yet for mon!!!

    JayMatt19: i liked your vort!!! thanx!!!

    #1123579

    amichai
    Participant

    nice vort!

    #1123580

    Joseph
    Participant

    Slightly off-topic, but a little bit halacha:

    Hilchos Krias Shema She’al Hamitah

    1. If one has already said the beracha of Hamapil, one should act stringently and avoid even drinking, or doing any activity before going to sleep. {The opinion of The Mishnah Brurah is that Hamapil is a beracha on sleeping and therefore one should not make a hefsek (interruption) between the beracha and the activity of sleeping.} Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Brurah 239:1 MB4

    2. However, Bi’dieved, if one has an urgent need to interrupt after saying Hamapil, (e.g. to attend to a crying baby) according to many poskim, one may rely on the more lenient ruling of the Chayei Odom who permits one to talk or eat after saying Hamapil {because he holds that Hamapil is a beracha of praise to Hashem and not on sleeping}. Aruch Hashulchan 239:6, Piskei Tshuvos 239:17, Minhag Yisroel Torah pg. 321

    The Power of Amen Yehei Shmei Rabah. In the name of Rabbi Matisyahu Solomon, Shlita, one should recite Amen Yehei Shmei Rabba (V’chulu) with special intensity: The Gemara (Shabbos 119B) states that one who says it with all his might (Rashi-all his kavana) will have a bad gezeira against him torn up. The Sefer Chareidim (Chapter 73) writes that this is actually a segula from Chazal and is a most potent factor in the Teshuva process.

    What does “all his kavana” mean? It means that one must be listening attentively to Kaddish beginning with the words Yisgadal V’Yiskadash, and understanding what the Chazzan is saying. He is praying that the Moshiach come as soon as possible (not only”bchayei d’chol bais Yisroel,” not only”ba’agola,” but also “bizman koriv”) so that Kiddush Hashem will come to the world – so that Kovod Shomayim is reinstated and that Hakodosh Boruch Hu is finally recognized by everyone as the Source of all Blessing.

    To demonstrate our dedication to the principle of Kaddish, the Shulchan Aruch (Orach

    Chayim 56:1) states that a person should run to hear Kaddish. We run for what we really want.

    The Middah K’negid Middah is self-evident – since you fervently want Hashem’s status in the world to change from its current state of Chilul Hashem to a glorious state of Kiddush Hashem, Hashem will change any negative decree against you to a positive one.

    #1123581

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Joseph: grat vort!!! shkoyach reb yid!!!!

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