Mimamakim: Insights into Purim

By Rabbi Yosef Levinson    Think of Purim, and one of the first things that come to mind is the minhag (custom) of masquerading. We...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 6)

Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at [email protected] Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed...

Vertluch: Parshas Achrei-Mos/Kedoshim

‘You shall observe my Shabbos and revere my Sanctuary. I am Hashem.’ (19; 30) The juxtaposition of keeping Shabbos and fearing the Bais Hamikdash seem...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Ki Savo

ואמרת לפני ד' אלקיך בערתי הקדש מן הבית וגם נתתיו ללוי ולגר ליתום ולאלמנה ככל מצותך אשר צויתני לא עברתי ממצותיך ולא שכחתי (26:13) There is...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Emor

Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier is the Director of the www.theShmuz.com. His website has impacted thousands of people world wide in a positive way.  One can download over...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Masei

V’hikrisem lachem arim arei miklat tih’yena lachem v’nas shama rotzeach makeh nefesh bishgaga (35:11) A man once traveled from Israel to Europe to collect money...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei/Hachodesh 5773

Following the regular Sedra this Shabbos we read Parshos HaChodesh; this is the fourth of the Four Parshios. This Parsha is read either the...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Toldos Vayetzei

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayechi

Vayar Yisroel es b’nei Yosef vayomer mi eileh vayomer Yosef el aviv banai heim asher nasan li Elokim bazeh (48:8-9) Rashi writes that although Yaakov...

Vertlach: Parshas Vayechi

As Yaakov is nearing the end of his life, he asks Yosef to swear to him that he will take his body out of...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayishlach​

In this weeks parsha we find the incident with Dina, the daughter of Yaakov, who was violated by Shechem. If you were to look...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Shemos

Vayiven arei misk’nos l’Paroh es Pisom v’es Ra’amses (1:11) The Gemora in Sotah (11a) explains that the names of the cities Pisom and Raamses allude...

VIDEO: Parshas Terumah – Deans Office

This is the latest segment of the new weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a...

Vertluch: Parshas Bamidbar

The pasuk (4:16) says, ‘the responsibility of Elazar Hakohen was the oil for the Menorah, the incense, the daily Mincha and the anointment oil;...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Hanistaros L’Hashem Elokeinu v’haniglos lanu ul’vaneinu ad olam la’asos es kol Divrei haTorah hazos (29:28) In our verse, the Torah writes the words “lanu ul’vaneinu”...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Behar

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Vayetzei

In this week's Sedra, Yaakov Avinu meets Lavan and his family. The first member of that family that he encounters is Rachel. Yaakov tells...

The Basic Halachos of Shatnez – Part 3 of 3

Content Labels found in clothing are misleading for a number of reasons. The content label only lists the outer shell fabric of the garment....

Parsha Potpourri: Shavuos/Parshas Nasso

Vayis'u lahem nashim Mo'aviyos sheim ha'achas Orpah v'sheim ha'sheinis Rus (Rus 1:4) Due to a famine in the land of Israel, Elimelech traveled with his...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Pikudei

This week’s Sedra marks the end of Sefer Shemos. At the end of this week’s Sedra and thus at the end of Sefer Shemos...

VIDEO: Ki Savo – Deans Office

This is the latest segment of the new weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a...

Practical Halachos For Tisha B’Av

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Tisha BeAv. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely...

Vertluch: Parshas Tezaveh

Towards the end of this week’s parsha the pasuk says ‘I will arrange meetings with klal Yisroel, and it will be sanctified by My...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Chayei Sarah

Remembering the Day of Death Sarah died in Kiriath Arba which is Hebron in the land of Canaun. And Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and...

Rabbi Yaakov Margulies: Parshas Ki Sisa

Everybody Counts On Purim, bochurim often approach me, somewhat intoxicated, reflecting on their past successes or failures. These boys don't get quite the same publicity...

Vertluch: Parshas Shemos

There are times in life where we are challenged by situations that seem so daunting that we don’t know how or if we will...

Vertlach: Parshas Masei

We find in this weeks parsha that Hashem tells Moshe rabbeinu about the mitzvah of designating the arei miklat. An arei miklat is a refugee city for someone who killed another person accidentally. One lives there until the...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Vayishlach

Deracheha Darchei Noam Its Ways Are Ways of Pleasantness And Yaakov was very frightened and distressed (Bereishis 32 7). Rashi comments that Yaakov was frightened lest...

Vertluch: Parshas Toldos

‘…and Esav despised the birthright.’ (25; 34) As the boys grew older, Yaakov took a liking to studying Torah while Esav enjoyed hunting through the...

Bais HaVaad Parsha Perspectiv​es: Metzora

By: Rabbi Tzvi Price  SEARCHING ANCIENT WALLS, SOLVING TODAY’S QUESTIONS  Someone recently asked the Bais HaVaad the following question. The person had gone to a thrift...

Vertluch: Succos 5772

The Yom Tov of Succos is the culmination of the Yomim Noraim. The mitzvah of lulav is a symbol of our victory in din,...

Vertluch: Parshas Naso

In parshas Naso the Torah discusses the episode of a sota. If a man warns his wife not to seclude herself with another man...

Be’Ohel Hanevi’im: Shabbos Toldos

This week's Haftorah opens with a theme that seems very similar to that of the Sedra. Hashem tells us (through Malachi) that He loves...

VIDEO: Parshas Lech Lecha – Deans Office

This is the latest segment of the new weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Bechukosai

This week's Sedra (Bechukosai) opens with Hashem telling us that if we keep His Torah He will bestow upon us all sorts of Brochos...

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