Vertluch: Parshas Beha’aloscha

At the end of this weeks parsha we find that Aharon and Miriam say something derogatory about Moshe. ‘Miriam and Aharon spoke against Moses...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayikra

Adam ki yakriv mikem Korban l'Hashem (1:2) In the times of the Beis HaMikdash, a person who sinned at least had the comfort of knowing...

VIDEO: Parshas Metzora – 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...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Terumah

Just What Are Mehadrin Standards? [Part 2 of 6]

We left our readers in mid-air, so to speak, trying to decide which airline to use, based on its safety standards. Should s/he use...

Halachically Speaking: The 3 Weeks (Part 8)

Gifts Some say one is permitted to give a gift to someone during the entire three weeks101 if it is something which one does not...

Parsha Potpourri: Achrei Mos/Kedoshim

Parshas Achrei Mos/Kedoshim - Vol. 5, Issue 28 Compiled by Oizer Alport B’zos yavo Aharon el ha’Kodesh (16:3) The Vilna Gaon quotes a fascinating Medrash (Vayikra Rabbah...

Vertluch: Parshas Beshalach

As we continue our voyage out of Mitzayim and into the desert, we reach a pinnacle in our illustrious history; bnei Yisroel crossing the...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 14)

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 Balak

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

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Va’era

V’sheretz haye’or tzefardim v’alu u’ba’u b’veisecha … uv’chadarecha uv’misharosecha (7:28) The Gemora in Pesachim (53b) relates that the righteous Chananya, Mishael, and Azaryah allowed themselves...

Rabbi Yaakov Margulies: Parshas Terumah

There are lots of dogs in my neighborhood. Most of them even have owners. It's interesting to observe people walking their dogs. Some are...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 7)

Copyright Issues With the summer months upon us it is very common for one to listen to more music than normally, whether while walking,...

Medical Marijuana and Halacha

As of this writing there are twenty states in the U.S. that have now legalized “medical marijuana,” and a number of others on the...

Vertluch: Parshas Lech L’cha

When our souls agree to descend into this world to be born, we embark on a lifelong journey. We are entrusted with a mission,...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Shelach

Vayotzi’u dibas ha’aretz asher taru osah el B’nei Yisroel leimor ha’aretz asher avarnu bah lasur osah eretz ocheles yoshveha hee (13:32) The first chapter of...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Chukas

V'dibartem el ha'sela l'eineihem v'nasan meimav v'hotzeisa lahem mayim min ha'sela v'hishkisa es ha'eida v'es be'iram (20:8) Although Parshas Chukas begins by describing events which...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Vayeira

This week’s Sedra contains one of the most perplexing portions of the Torah. Avraham Avinu, who preached against human sacrifice at a time when...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Terumah

V’yikchu li terumah me’eis kol ish asher yidvenu libo tikchu es terumasi (25:2) In the 1920s, the yeshivos of Poland were so strapped for cash...

VIDEO: Eikev – 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...

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...

Vertlach: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech

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

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Devarim

This week's Sedra begins a new Sefer in Chumash. Rather than opening with something momentous, the Torah starts Sefer Devarim with details. It reports...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Ki Seitzei

Among the many Mitzvos of this week's Sedra is the command that a man should not wear a woman's garb nor should a woman...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Vayelech

Yom Kippur - Confession and Redemption Beset by many evils and troubles, the will say, "It is because Hashem is no longer with me that...

VIDEO: Parshas Mishpotim – 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 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...

Vertluch: Parshas Beshalach

The end of this weeks parsha discusses how Amalek approached and waged war against klal Yisroel, as the pasuk says ‘Amalek came and fought...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Terumah

Supporting the Supporter   "Take for me an offering" (Shemos 25:2) The donations requested of Bnei Yisrael for the construction of the Mishkan are described as being...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Mishpotim

V’ki yigach shor … v’im shor nagach hu mit’mol shil’shom v’huad biv’alav (21:28-29) A common criticism of yeshiva students is that they spend their days...

Vertluch: Parshas Korach

In this weeks parsha Korach contests Moshe Rabbeinu as the leader of klal Yisroel and Aharon with his kehuna and as being the Nasi...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Chayei Sarah

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav – HaGadol

‘All korbanos will be annulled with the coming of Moshiach, except for the korban todah.’ The korbanos Chatas and Asham, which were brought for one...

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav/Zacha​r

The minhag on Purim is that during the reading of the megilah, certain parts are read with a sad and cheerless tune; the same...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Toldos

 Vayisrotz’tzu habanim b’kirbah vatomer im kein lamah zeh anochi vateleich lidrosh es Hashem vayomer Hashem lah shnei goyim b’vitneich u’shnei l’umim mimeiayich yipariedu ul’om...

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