Vertluch: Shabbos Chanukah 5773

While attending a Chanuka mesiba this week I was privileged to have heard a fascinating vort from R’ Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Rov, Agudas Yisroel...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Matos

Ish ki yidor neder l’Hashem (30:3) Parshas Mattos begins with the laws governing oaths and vows. The concept of taking a vow to Hashem is...

Hilchos Eruv Tavshilin

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

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 1)

Many people are not properly familiar with the halachos of zecher l’churban which apply today even though the bais hamikdosh was destroyed thousands of...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 5)

Wearing Sunglasses In A Place That Has No Eiruv The Chai Adom is of the opinion that it is forbidden to walk outside on...

The Megillah Reading – An Overview

The obligation is to read the Megillah at night and in the day in commemoration of the miracle, where they cried out day and...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayeitzei

Vayeitzei Yaakov miBe'er Shava vayeilech Charana (28:10) The parsha begins by relating that Yaakov departed from Be'er Sheva and went to Charan. As the Torah...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Balak

Vayishlach malachim el Bilam ben Be’or (22:5) The Gemora in Sotah (11a) records that three of Pharaoh’s advisors were consulted regarding his concerns about the...

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...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Bereishis

בראשית ברא אלקים את השמים ואת הארץ (1:1) On Simchas Torah, we complete the annual cycle of the public reading of the Torah by finishing Parshas...

Vertluch: Parshas Vaera

As the weeks move forward, we proceed into the midst of all the parshiyos that describe the galus of Mitzrayim. Shevet Levi, as we...

Hilchos Uminhagei Yom Kippur 5773

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Yom-Kippur. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Shelach

The Sin of the Spies - Who’s in Charge? Moses renamed Hoshea son of Nun “Joshua” (Bamidbar 13:16). Prior to the departure of the...

Halachically Speaking – Brachah on Trees

Halachically Speaking Volume 5 now available at your local  seforim store or at israelbookshoppublications.com The Gemorah in Berochos states, “when the month of Nissin is upon...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Chukas

 Dabeir el B’nei Yisroel v’yikchu aleicha parah adumah temimah (19:2) The Gemora in Kiddushin (31a) relates the tremendous dedication of a non-Jew named Dama ben...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas beshalach

V'chamushim alu B'nei Yisroel me'eretz Mitzrayim (13:18) The Torah relates that the Jewish people left Egypt chamushim. A number of explanations are given for the...

Vertluch: Parshas Emor

This weeks דבר תורה is לזכות רפואה שלימה ל-אברהם בייניש בן גאלדה שפרינצה. ולאה בת חנה And לזכר נשמת ר' אברהם בן שמחה זצ"ל ר' חיים בן...

Vertlach: Parshas Ki Seitzei

Theדבר תורה  is לזכות רפואה שלימה ל-אברהם בייניש בן גאלדה שפרינצה. ולאה בת חנה And לזכר נשמת ר' אברהם בן שמחה זצ"ל ר' חיים בן ר' צבי...

Vertlach: Parshas Toldos

The pasuk (25: 27) says, “The lads grew up and Esav became a man who knows trapping, a man of the field; but Yaakov...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Adam ki yih'yeh b'or besaro se'eis o sapachas o baheres v'haya b'or besaro l'negah tzara'as v'huva el Aharon HaKohen o el echad mi'banav ha'Kohanim...

Vertluch: Parshas Balak

We find in this week’s parsha, Hashem tells Bilam not to go with the emissaries of Balak. As the pasuk says Hashem tells Bilam,...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayeira

It’s interesting to note that when the Malachim came to Avraham and he served them meat the pasuk says ‘V’el habakar ratz Avraham- which...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Toldos

Va'yetar Yitzchok l'Hashem l'nochach ishto ki akara hee va'yei'aseir lo Hashem va'tahar Rivkah ishto (25:21) After 20 childless years of marriage, Yitzchok and Rivkah petitioned...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Matos – Masei

In the Eyes of G-d and Man The children of G-d and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Elazar the Kohen, and to...

Bais HaVaad Parsha Perspectives: Selling Aliyos On Shabbos

By: Rabbi Tzvi Price  Parshas Emor includes a lengthy section (Vayikra 23:1-44) outlining the Jewish Sabbath and the various festivals (Shabbos and Yomim Tovim). Those...

Vertlach: Parshas Lech Lecha

Theדבר תורה  is לזכות רפואה שלימה ל-אברהם בייניש בן גאלדה שפרינצה. ולאה בת חנה And לזכר נשמת ר' אברהם בן שמחה זצ"ל ר' חיים בן ר' צבי...

Shiva Asar BeTamuz Reflections: By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

Today, the seventeenth of Tammuz, marks the beginning of a time period known traditionally as the "Bein Hameitzarim". "Bein Hameitzarim" refers to the days...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 1)

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...

Vertlach: Parshas Eikev

This weeks דבר תורה  is לזכות רפואה שלימה ל-אברהם בייניש בן גאלדה שפרינצה. ולאה בת חנה And לזכר נשמת ר' אברהם בן שמחה זצ"ל ר' חיים בן...

Vertlach: Parshas Devarim

As we know, chumash Devarim is referred to as Mishna Torah, because it is a review of the entire Torah. One goal of this sefer is to review all of the mitzvos that Hashem has given...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Terumah

V'asu li Mikdash v'shachanti b'socham (25:8) In Shir HaShirim (3:11), Shlomo HaMelech refers to an event which occurred b'yom chasunaso ub'yom simchas libo - on...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Ki Sisa

The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy - Invoking Divine Favor Following Hashem's promise not to destroy the Jewish people, after the sin of the Golden Calf,...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Ki Sisa

Ki sisa es rosh B'nei Yisroel lif'kudeihem (30:12)Hashem commanded Moshe regarding the proper manner in which to take a census of the Jewish people,...

Parsha Potpourri

Vayavey es ha'Aron el ha'Mishkan vayasem eis Paroches hamasach vayasech al Aron ha'Eidus ka'asher tzivah Hashem es Moshe (40:21) In his commentary on our verse,...

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