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  • #1123693
    moish01
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    oh i was actually thinking about looking one up for the general klal. i guess not.

    #1123694
    JayMatt19
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    YWN Coffee Room Nightly D’Var Torah (featuring: JayMatt19 )

    Please no.

    :o) – not to worry. YW Moderator-72

    #1123695
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Bais Yaakov maydel: nice peice!!! i liked it!!!

    #1123699
    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    i believe i just put in a nice little d’var Torah. i may be the only girl on this thread, but that doesn’t mean i cant fill in every now and then 🙂

    #1123700
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Put me down for Wednesday. Hopefully I can submit one in a few hours

    #1123701
    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    moish, the more the merrier. i wanna hear what you havta say

    #1123702
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72: i was kidding!!! yeah JayMatt19 does an outstanding job filling in!!!

    #1123704

    Hey BYM I posted a few dvar torahs on here and I’m a girl!! and I didn’t google them!! (Explains why they weren’t good and they were short lol)

    #1123706
    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    the night is yet young, moishele. (that was so tempting i had to do that)

    sorry syriansephardi i didnt yet read through every single dvar Torah that i missed over 3 weeks so i didnt see yours. but before you came along, i was the only girl lol

    #1123707
    Curious
    Member

    Just heard this one in a lecture by Rabbi Rietti, while discussing expectations in relationships.

    “Asay licha Rav, kinei licha chaver, VeHevai dan es kol haadom lkaf zchos.”

    Make yourself a teacher, buy yourself a friend and judge each person favorably.

    What does the last piece of advice, judging favorably, have to do with the getting yourself a teacher and friend?

    Because if we look for an absolutely perfect teacher, someone who will never be anything less than perfectly sensitive to me, and if we search for a friend who will never make a mistake in this friendship, then we will never find ourselves a teacher or friend. People are humans; we are inherently not perfect. Therefore, don’t expect perfection in any relationship. Rather, when he/she makes a mistake – judge them favorably, realize they are humans.

    #1123708

    Lol that’s changed 🙂

    #1123709
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    yay the week’s devar torah schedule is filled!!! way to go cr!!!

    #1123710
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    Curious: great vort!!! i liked it!!!

    #1123711
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    ??????? ????????? ????????. ??????? ?????????????? ??????????:

    He declares His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel.

    ?? ???? ??? ????? ????. ?????????????? ???? ????????.

    He has not dealt so with any nation; and as for His ordinances, they have not known them.

    Two Pshatim on the above p’sukim

    Maharsha:

    The gemarra on Chagiga (13a) says ” ???? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ???? ???? <?????

    ??????> ????? (?????? ???) ?? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ?????

    Rav Ami states, one does not teach Torah to a non-Jew, as it says: ?? ???? ??? ????? ????. ?????????????? ???? ????????.”

    Tosfos there says “We learn that the non-Jew who is Osek B’Torah is deserving of death. Yet they have 7 mitzvos they are commanded to do. That there is a mitzva to give over to them.” This is an apparent contradiction.

    There is no contradiction. ??? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??????. The word ?????? means giving over with the reason, meaning and secrets (sod) of the mitzvos. This is forbidden even within the teaching of the 7 Bnei Noach Mitzvos.

    Rebbi Ami made the ???? from what we say in davening. ??????? ????????? ????????.

    and also the ??????? ?????????????? (reasons behind them) ?????????? (To the Jews). Nevertheless ?? ???? ??? ????? ????, even ?????????????? (those mitzvos that they have) ???? ???????? it is forbidden to teach them the reasons and secrets (sod) behind them.

    This shows us that there is in fact no contradiction.

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    R’ Chaim M’Vilozon:

    The goyim also have a mitzva also have a mitzva to set up a court system. However, they were not given instruction and mitzvos as to how to do it. They need to set it up using wisdom and common sense. And were they to act in a contrary manner, they would be chayav death. Jews, however, have been given detailed instruction how to set up their courts, and how to judge.

    This is what it means ??????? ????????? ????????. ??????? ?????????????? ??????????, Jews are commanded to judge based upon the laws and statutes provided by the Torah…?? ???? ??? ????? ????. ?????????????? ???? ????????, he did not do this to the goyim, as they need to utilize their wisdom and common sense when setting up their courts.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed these two pshatim on these two p’sukim we say every Shachris

    #1123712
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    >>It shouldent be to hard just google it…it seems to work for all the other divrie torah. (not to knock those divrie torah just trying to prove a point) <<

    What is this point exactly you are trying to prove?

    #1123713
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Curious, very nice.

    #1123714
    Curious
    Member

    Thanks JM, I’m learning that the best way to remember and internalize what you haer is by repeating it to someone else, thus I found my way to this thread.

    #1123715
    qwertyuiop
    Member

    mod72: i’m sorry, i couldn’t post much this week, i’ll try to make it up to you.$

    #1123716
    yashrus20
    Member

    jaymatt-forget it, the point was that although alot of ppl give its easy while i get it from seforim. But yeh im in yeshiva im supposed to be doing that, and the other divrie torah from google are awesome so really didnt mean anything by it. 🙂

    And yes i have a Dvar torah for tonight ill post it later, and when i do im going back to perm??

    #1123717
    moish01
    Member

    yashrus, the CR closes eventually? where’s your dvar torah? it better be a good one.

    #1123718
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    JayMatt19: great vort Rav JayMatt19!!! i finally got to read the devrei torahs, after catching up from being gone all day!!!

    yashrus20: i’ll lookin foward to it!!!

    #1123719
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    moish01: he’s on for thursday!!! so we’ll give him a few hours still[the guys in israel ya know]!!!

    #1123720
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Please put me down for Wednesday this coming week, I have a yarzheit

    you have it. The Neshoma should have an aliyah. YW-Moderator-72

    #1123721
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    A conversation in another thread got me to open a sefer. I wanted to share what I found.

    Rav Pam (in the Atara L’Melech) has a whole thing on Shidduchim. In it he has a section in “looks”

    R’ Bechaye says one should not marry someone for their looks. On this, Rabbanim ask: But we see in Beraishis that the Imahos were praised for their beauty! By Rivka it says “??? ???? ???” and by Rochel it says “????, ????, ???-???, ???? ????” Yet, on the other hand, Shlomo HaMelech writes ??? ???, ???? ????!

    R’ Pam says answers the apparent contradiction by stating that beauty is the equivalent to the number zero. On its own, it is valueless. However, when preceded by a one or a two, it enlarges the number immensely. ??? ???, ???? ????: ??? ????-?’, ??? ?????. When there is ????-?’ that is like having a one. and when the ???? ???? is there, then a zero is placed after the one, enlarging the number, giving it greater importance.

    By an esrog, everyone knows there is a din of Hiddur. But that is not the main characteristic. The main characteristic should be nikius, cleanliness. So too in shidduchim (R’ Pam states specifically by women, could be since the shiur was to bochrim) the main Ma’alah (characteristic) to look for is nikius ha’daas and nikius ha’nefesh (a straight person with straight thoughts, hashkafos) as well as middos straight, and pure. Beauty is just an additional plus.

    (written at 2:25am in Yerushalayim, but I could not go to sleep without posting this vort [but I can go to sleep without proofreading, so I apologize in advance]. Yashrus, hope to read your contribution after I daven Shachris)

    #1123722
    moish01
    Member

    thanks, JayMatt. i like it a lot.

    #1123723
    yashrus20
    Member

    Thursday Night Dvar Torah

    Shabbos…shabbos…shabbos…why is it shabbos is me”en olam habba? Why is it considered a gift from hashem? Whats so special about not working, or davening more…? The noam elimelech writes that when betzalel built the mishkan he needed to be a big “kabbalist”. Why? He answers with the famous ramban that the mishkan is domeh to the world. And that the way hashem created the world was with all gasgmius, but b/c we needed a hacha timtza to get to ruchnius and be left with gashmius he gave us shabbos. So to by betzalel the mishkan couldent be all gashmius so he needed to be a “kabbalist” to instill (wtvr that means) kedusha in the mishkan. In the sefer hayitzirah it is written that the world was created with 39 peulos of tevah, 39 laws of what hishtadlus we have to do on this world. On shabbos it is assur to do any of these, even the slightest thing for fear of the gashmius infringing. We learn more, daven more, b/c on shabbos we no longer have the sor mera then aseh tov just the aseh tov.

    B/c just like in olam habba all we need to do is learn, and not have to worry about the gashmius so to on shabbos hashem gives us a day of dviekus of davening and learning and not have to worry about the peulos of this world. If were not feeling shabbos its b/c were involved with weekday matters. Sports, bussiness, or anything which is nisht shabbos geret. The more we let go of these matters the more we will feel shabbos, b/c it truley is gift. And it would be a shame to ignore a gift that comes aroung everyweek, and the gift which is also domeh to the purpose of life. A guten shabbos!

    (make me perm please)

    #1123724
    qwertyuiop
    Member

    great divrei torah rav jay matt, and rav yashrud.$

    #1123725
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    JayMatt19: wow that was great R’JayMatt19!!! shkoyach!!! for the record i didn’t find any mistakes!!! Have a great shobbos!!!

    yashrus20: R’ Yashrus, Rav Ha’CR Board, that was outstanding!!! A guten shabbos to you too!!!

    #1123726
    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    good shabbos everyone and thanks to all for contributing

    #1123727
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72: time to clear the board & make yashrus20 to perm!!!

    #1123728
    amichai
    Participant

    lovely divrei torah. have a good shabbos .

    #1123729
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    asdfghjkl: >>for the record i didn’t find any mistakes!!! Have a great shobbos!!!<<

    You did not look hard enough. “R’ Pam says answers the apparent contradiction”

    The word “says” should not be there. Oh, well.

    Good Shabbos everyone

    #1123730
    nossond
    Member

    i’ll do sunday again

    #1123731
    qwertyuiop
    Member

    good shabbos R’ JayMatt, and harav hagaon yashrus.$

    #1123732
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    JayMatt19: well i’m no english major-but ha!!!

    #1123733
    chofetzchaim
    Member

    Mussar HaTorah

    20 Shevat, 5769 Vol. 10, No. 17 Parashas Yisro

    #1123734
    chofetzchaim
    Member

    THE ALTER on THE PARSHA

    Adapted from Sefer Ohr HaTzafun by Rabbi Eliezer Grunberg

    PARSHAS Yisro 5769

    Kocha Shel Nikudah Ruchniyus

    We tend to measure our spiritual achievements by the number of our positive acts and great

    feats we perform. When performing small spiritual acts or when holding back and not doing wrong, we sometimes may question what affect is it having on our spiritual growth. Does it make such a difference? Are we really accomplishing? When we learn a little Mussar, does it really help?

    The Gemara in Pesachim tells us that until the age of 40, Rebbi Akiva was ignorant of Torah

    understand. Rebbi Akiva uprooted his hate for the Torah and its learners and came to love them. The

    Gemara in Berachos teaches us that his love for Hashem was such that every day he yearned for the

    What caused this transformation in Rebbi Akiva? Chazal (Avos D’Rebbi Nosson 87) tell us that one day Rebbi Akiva was standing near a well and saw that the constant drip of water had bore an

    immediately went to study Torah.

    that resulted in him reaching such levels of spirituality.

    While our actions and even holding back from acting seem small and insignificant, from

    Chazal we see that this is not the case. We live in an era when so many are ignorant of the Torah and the influences of society constantly lure more away. The power of a small dose of inspiration can go a long way in returning a Jew to his heritage. Every little step in the right direction and every time we deliberately hold back for the sake of Hashem can be a spiritual achievement beyond our imagination.

    Lizchus Refuah Shelaima Tinok ben Ilana Yocheved

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    Please feel free to make copies and distribute in your shul.

    #1123735
    qwertyuiop
    Member

    chofetzchaim: thanx, and good shabbos.$

    #1123736
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    ??????????? ???????? ?????????? – Bring us back, our father, to your Torah

    The Avudraham asks, why is the word, ???????? (our father) used here when asking for Torah?

    The Midrash in Shmos Rabba says (on the passuk) “???? ???-???, ???: ?????, ???? ????” (The Torah that Moshe commanded us is the heritage of the Congregation of Yaakov, passuk in V’zos HaBracha) don’t read it ?????, heritage, rather ?????, an inheritance.

    One inherits from their father. HaKadosh Baruch Hu is considered a father to Klal Yisroel ???? ???, ??’ ??????. Therefore we call Hashem ????????, our father. The other nations, however, do not have this level of closeness to HaKadosh Baruch Hu, just slaves to a master. Therefore it says ???? ???-???, ???: ?????/?????, to whom, to ???? ???? and to nobody else.

    So, back to our original question, why use the word ????????, when asking to be returned to Torah?

    The answer is given through a Mashal. The son of a king leaves the kingdom of his father. When he hears that his father is dying, he returns to receive his inheritance. He isn’t embarrassed to ask for it, after all, he is a son of the king.

    Likewise, by saying ??????????? ???????? ??????????, with the addition of the word ????????, we ask Hashem that all those who have left the Derech HaYashar return to Torah without any embarrassment in their returning. After all, Hashem is King, we are his children, and the Torah is our ?????.

    #1123737
    yashrus20
    Member

    Shabbos Drasha: Parshas Yisro

    Our minds are like a basket to absorb certain ideas. If a person does not have the right basket for a certain idea it wizzes right by. The idea your about to read is one that will need a change in thought process. The need to think “outside the box”. Why? b/c we have superficial minds that cannot comprehend such extreme ideas, but for once listen and understand and then decide what to do. For if it at least enters the basket then at least you can get a better look at what you may be accepting.

    In the previous parshios klal yisroel wittnesed many miracles. They were so great that a shifcha by krias yam suf saw more than yichezkel ben buzzi saw, where talking more revealing than the ma”asa merkava itself. But we notice also a trend in the reaction of klal yisroel to all the gashmiasdik obstacles in their way. Their reaction is one of fear, one of isolation and the need for help. Klal Yisroel just witnessed amazing miracles and hashem promised them he would cont. wonders to ultimately bring them to mamod har sinai. Why then were they alway camplaining, why then did they make and worship the eigel hazahav??

    Ill answer through another question: Famous question why did hashem not let klal yisroel go derech plishtim, it would have taken them right to eretz yisroel. Why were they taken in such a round about way? Hashem realized, yes theyd seen all amazing miracles, but hashem still created a teva and you still have bechira and as long as the connection bet. you and hashem insnt in you your doomed to fall no matter what youve seen. Ergo, being that klal yisroel hadnt yet seen the torah and learnt it they would have as soon as they entered israel gon to this vinyard this one to that field and get on with the rest of their lives. Hashem made them go through the desert and learn the torah for forty yrs straight. They woke up heard shiur, in the afternoon again heard shuir and then chazra…They learnt it so much that it was nivlugh b’aivarim! It was seeping through their limbs, their bones! All the time im hearing of an amazing miracle that took place. Emails being passed around, “AMAZING STORY THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR

    LIFE”. The problem is it does….but for how long? A week if your lucky. The idea is that the torah has to be you, your mitzius has to be torah, otherwise teva is like gravity if you arent constintley pushing up yuor doomed to fall. Klal yiroel who had 49 day of climbing the depths of kedusha and imersion couldent withstand their nisyonos with out constant limud torah all the more so we who are constantley involed with hevel havalim, and havent seen those miracles….how are we going to withstand our nisyonos? Answer is simple, hashem gave us a tool: The Torah. There is no other. You can look at things and through them appreciate the torahs truth and widom but the central tool is the torah. Logicaly hashem wouldnt make it so easy that when we see a miracle that we no longer have the same bechira, rather the miracle is a gift as a BOOST to come to the realization or god and as a result learn his ways and his path of truth.

    Remember at everypoint in a persons life a human being has bechirah, it is the only thing that makes us human. At any moment we can choose wtvr our hearts desire. First step is to think about life, and hold nothing back. Rem. you only get one chance to live why not find out the best way to live it. Youl say but my avodas hashem is good enough….some times just good enough in your one time life just isnt good enough.

    By: someone who cares. (i really do, and it is something that bothers me not from a critical view but a worrysome view)

    #1123738
    yashrus20
    Member

    Nice Dvar Torah Rav Jay!

    #1123739
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72: time to clear the board & keep wednesday open!!! maybe we could get some new faces to do one this week???!!!!

    #1123740
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    Why keep Wednesday open? I asked fo rit this weeks as i have a yarzheit on the 24th of Shvat?

    #1123741
    nossond
    Member

    yashrus: great vort. The way I heard it is that if you get something that you don’t work on, it has no affect on you. The telling thing was that the shifcha saw all that stuff and remained


    a shifcha!

    #1123742
    nossond
    Member

    ****Dvar Torah for Sunday****

    (by me)

    Each of the Ten Commandments is in a separate parsha except for the first two and last one. The first two are in one parsha, and the last one is in two parshas. This creates a new symmetry, as follows:

    10b


    1

    10a


    2

    9


    3

    8


    4

    7


    5

    6

    The amazing result is this:

    Before one kills another, two people stand side by side. If you kill the other person, you stand alone.

    Quite amazing, if I can say so myself.

    #1123746
    JayMatt19
    Participant

    >>Please put me down for Wednesday this coming week, I have a yarzheit

    you have it. The Neshoma should have an aliyah. YW-Moderator-72 <<

    So why am I not listed on the front page.

    I forgot. You’re listed now – thanks for the reminder. YW Moderator-72

    #1123747
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    mod72: keep yashrus20 for thursday as perm!!! we don’t wanna insult him again!!!

    i just had time to read thru the latest devrei torahs by chofetzchaim,JayMatt19, & yashrus20!!! thank you all of you!!! they were all outstanding!!!

    #1123748
    Joseph
    Participant

    Mishpatim

    One of the longest Torah portions, containing 23 positive commandments and 30 negative precepts. Included are laws regarding: the Hebrew manservant and maidservant, manslaughter, murder, injuring a parent, kidnapping, cursing a parent, personal injury, penalty for killing a slave, personal damages, injury to slaves, categories of damages and compensatory restitution, culpability for personal property damage, seduction, occult practices, idolatry, oppression of widows, children and orphans.

    The parsha continues with the laws of: lending money, not cursing judges or leaders, tithes, first-born sons, justice, returning strayed animals, assisting the unloading of an animal fallen under its load, Sabbatical year, Shabbos, the Three Festivals (Pesach, Shavuos & Succos).

    Mishpatim concludes with the promise from Hashem to lead us into the Land of Israel, safeguard our journey, ensure the demise of our enemies and guarantee our safety in the land — if we uphold the Torah and do the Mitzvos. Moshe makes preparations for himself and for the people and then ascends Har Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments.

    Bava Basra 10a

    Turnusrufus, the rasha, asked Rabbi Akiva, “If your God loves the poor, why doesn’t he support them?”

    “In order that we should be saved from Gehennom by giving them charity,” replied Rabbi Akiva.

    “Just the opposite,” said Turnusrufus. “This will make you deserve Gehennom. I will give you a parable. A mortal king grew angry at his servant. The king had the servant bound in prison and ordered that no one give him food or drink. A certain man went and gave him food. When the king hears about this how will he react? Won’t he be angry? And you are called servants, as it is stated, ‘For Me the Children of Israel are servants’ (Vayikra 25:55).”

    Rabbi Akiva responded, “I will give you a parable. A mortal king grew angry at his son. The king had his son bound in prison and ordered that no one give him food or drink. A certain man went and gave him food. When the king hears about this, how will he react? Won’t he send him presents? And we are called children, as it is written, ‘You are children of the Lord, your God’ (Devorim 14:1).”

    #1123749
    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    joseph: well done!!! thanx!!!

    #1123750
    nossond
    Member

    It seems no one was nispoel from my vort. I’ll just go back to my cave.

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