Hilchos Umihagei Yom Kippur 5774

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...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Shabbos Yom Kippur 5774

On Yom Kippur we read the Torah twice. Both Krios have a Haftorah. The Haftorah for the second Kriah (at Mincha) is Yona. Yona...

Vertluch: Rosh Hashana 5774

The date of July 21st, 1969 is one that is in all the history books. It was the day that the astronaut Neil Armstrong...

Hilchos Uminhagei Rosh Hashana 5774

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

Hilchos Yom-Tov (Rosh Hashana 5774)

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

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

This week's Haftorah is the last of the שבע דנחמתא. It is once again (like all of the שבע דנחמתא) a Nevuah of Yishayohu....

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Nitzavim-Valelech

Do Not Separate Yourself from the Community Today you are all standing before Hashem your G-d (Devarim 29-:9). After the ninety-eight curses that Bnei Yisrael heard...

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) One afternoon in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yakov Vann was on his...

Vertluch: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

If one were to stop and ponder their surroundings for a moment they would notice that life takes place on a huge battlefield. Every...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Savo 5773

This week's Haftorah is the sixth Haftorah of the שבעה דנחמתא. It is a Nevuah in Yishayohu about the Final Redemption. The Haftorah from...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Savo

In this week's parsha, the Torah discusses the mitzvah of bikkurim, the bringing of the first-ripened fruits to the Beis Hamikdash. The essence of...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Seitzei 5773

This week's Haftorah is short but carries a succinct message. The Haftorah is read from Yishayohu (נד. י-יא) and it is the fifth Haftorah...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Ki Setzei

The Rebellious Son and the Fundamentals of Education When a man has a wayward, rebellious son, who does not obey his father and mother, they...

Vertluch: Ki Seitzei

This weeks parsha begins by stating, ‘If you go out to war against your enemies, and Hashem, your God, will deliver him into your...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Shoftim 5773

This week's Haftorah is read from Yishayohu and is the fourth of the שבע דנחמתא. The Haftorah starts with Hashem telling us that He...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Shoftim

The Rebellious Son and the Fundamentals of Education When you go out to war against your enemy and you see horses and chariots, an army...

Vertluch: Parshas -Shoftim

The end of this week’s parsha discusses the mitzvah of egla arufa where a corpse was found between two cities and it is unknown...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Re’eh 5773

This week’s Haftorah is a short portion read from Yishayohu and it is the third Haftorah of Nechama. The first Passuk in the Haftorah...

Vertluch: Parshas Re’eh

‘You are children of the Lord, your God. You shall neither cut yourselves nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.’ (14;...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Eikev 5773

This week’s Haftorah is extremely inspiring. It is a Nevuah from Yishayohu and it starts off amidst a dialogue between Tzion and Hashem. Tzion...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Eikev

Loving the Ger ...and He loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing . You must also show love toward the stranger, for you were...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Eikev

V'achalta v'savata u'veirachta es Hashem Elokecha al ha'aretz ha'tovah asher nasan lach (8:10) Parshas Eikev contains the mitzvah of reciting Birkas HaMazon (Grace after Meals),...

Vertluch: Parshas Eivek

Parshas Eikev starts off by stating that if we heed to the mitzvos of Hashem then we will be watched over and showed kindness...

Vertluch: Parshas Va’eschanan – Nachamu

שמור את יום השבת לקדשו כאשר צוך ה’ אלוקיך (ה, כ) (קודם מתן תורה) במרה (רש”י) As we have previously mentioned, sefer devarim repeats most of...

Tisha B’av 5773 Reflections

After a long morning of Kinos there are all sorts of thoughts that go through one's mind—a sort of mingling of past, present, and...

Hilchos Tisha B’av 5773 – Rabbi Krakowski

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

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Devarim

Shabbos Chazon - G-d's Answer to a Perplexing Question Who is the wise man that may understand this and who is he to whom the...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Devarim 5773

This week's Haftorah is no less disheartening then any of the two previous Haftoros. There is, however, something is very different about it. The...

Vertluch: Parshas Devarim

At the end of this week’s parsha the Torah relates how Moshe split up eretz Yisroel amongst the shevatim. The pasukim start off telling...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Matos – Masei

The children of G-d and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Elazar the Kohen, and to the leaders of the assembly, saying,...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Matos-Masei 5773

This week's Haftorah is very apropos for being the middle Haftorah for the Haftoros of the Three weeks. We find ourselves in the midst...

Vertluch: Parshas Matos/Maasei

After the incident of the chet of baal peor, Hashem commanded bnei Yisroel to go to war against Midyan to take revenge. After the...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Pinchad

The Function of a Leader When Moshe Rabbeinu entreated Hashem to appoint a leader to succeed him, Hashem answered, "Before you command Me concerning My...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Pinchas 5773

This week's Haftorah is the first of a trilogy. It is the first of the three Haftoros that are read during the Bein-Hametzarim. The...

Vertluch: Parshas Pinchos

The parsha begins with retelling how Pinchas calmed the wrath of Hashem and how he stood up for the Ribono Shel Olams kovod. Rashi...

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