Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Bamidbar

Ish al diglo b’osos l’beis avosam yachanu B’nei Yisroel mineged saviv l’ohel moed yachanu (2:2) Our Sages teach that everything written in the Torah is...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Ki Savo

V’anisa v’amarta (26:5) A farmer is required to bring bikkurim, the first ripened fruits of the seven species for which the land of Israel is...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Bo

V’haya ha’dam lachem l’os al ha’batim (12:13) The Tosefos Yom Tov writes (Demai 7:3) that some people ask a powerful question based on the verse...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tazria

Adam ki yihyeh 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 mibanav (13:2) Parshas...

Parsha Potpourri: Emor

Parshas Emor – Vol. 5, Issue 29 Compiled by Oizer Alport  לא יקרחה קרחה בראשם ופאת זקנם לא יגלחו ובבשרם לא ישרטו שרט -21:5 The Torah prohibits...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Ki Savo

V’amarta lifnei Hashem Elokecha biarti hakodesh min ha’bayis v’gam n’sativ l’levi ul’ger l’yasom ul’almana k’chol mitzvas’cha asher tzivisani lo avarti mi’mitzvosecha v’lo shachachti (26:13)            ...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayeira

Yukach na me'at mayim ... v'ekcha pas lechem v'sa'adu lib'chem (18:4-5) Avrohom excelled in the mitzvah of hosting guests. Three days after he had circumcised...

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”...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Terumah

V’asu li Mikdash v’shachanti b’socham (25:8) One of the blessings commonly given to a newly-engaged couple is “Der zivug zohl oleh yafeh zein.” While it...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Beha’aloscha

Vayishma Moshe es ha’am boche l’mishp’chosav (11:10) The Gemora in Shabbos (130a) teaches that any mitzvah which was accepted by the Jewish people with joy,...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Shelach

Vayishlach osam Moshe mimidbar Paran al pi Hashem kulam anashim roshei B’nei Yisroel heima (13:3) In relating that Moshe sent spies to scout out the...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Mikeitz

Vayehi mikeitz shenasayim yamim u'Paroh choleim v'hinei omeid al sfas haye'or (41:1) By linking the end of the two years of Yosef's additional jail time...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Behar-Bechukosai

V'safarta lecha sheva shab'sos shanim sheva shanim sheva pe'amim (25:8) After relating the mitzvah of allowing the land to rest every seven years during Shemittah...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Nitzavim

כי קרוב אליך הדבר מאד בפיך ובלבבך לעשתו (30:14) The Ponovezher Rav once traveled toSouth Africato strengthen and encourage the Lithuanian Jews who had relocated...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tzav/Purim

Vaya'as Aharon u'banav es kol ha'devarim asher tziva Hashem b'yad Moshe (8:36) After discussing more of the laws governing the various offerings, Parshas Tzav turns...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Mikeitz

Vayomer Paroh el Yosef acharei hodi’ah Elokem es kol zos ein navon v’chochom kamocha (41:39) After Yosef was freed from prison to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams,...

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 Shemos

Vayomer Melech Mitzrayim lam'yaldos ha'Ivriyos asher shem ha'achas Shifra v'shem ha'sheinis Puah (1:15) As part of his vicious plan to enslave and oppress the Jewish...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Behaaloscha

Zacharnu es hadaga asher nochal b’Mitzrayim chinam (11:5) On our verse, which relates that the complainers lamented their recollection of the fish they used to...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayakhel

Vayeitz'u kol adas B’nei Yisroel mi'lifnei Moshe (35:20) Parshas Vayakhel begins by relating that Moshe gathered together all of the Jews to instruct them about...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Mishpotim

Im ra’ah b’einei adoneha asher lo y’adah ... v’im liv’no yiadenah k’mishpat ha’banos ya’aseh lah (21:8-9) The Mishnah in Avos (3:17) teaches that without Torah...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Va’era

Lachein emor liV'nei Yisroel ani Hashem v'hotzeisi eschem mitachas sivlos Mitzrayim (6:6) Hashem instructed Moshe to tell the Jewish people that He will take them...

Parsha Potpourri: Shavuos & Megilas Rus

וילך איש מבית לחם יהודה – רות 1:1 Why does the Megillah omit Elimelech’s name, only to reveal it to us in the following verse?...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Behar

V’kidashtem es sh’nas hachamishim shana u’krasem dror b’aretz l’kol yoshveha yovel hee tihyeh lachem (25:10) Parshas Behar begins by teaching us about the mitzvah of...

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 Noach

Vayomer Elokim zos os habris … es kashti nasati b’anan v’haysah l’os bris beini u’bein ha’aretz (9:12-13) Hashem told Noach that the rainbow will be...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Metzora

L'horos b'yom ha'tamei uv'yom ha'tahor zos toras ha'tzara'as (14:57) A doctor in Jerusalem once approached the Tzitz Eliezer, Rav Eliezer Waldenberg, with an interesting legal...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayeishev

 Vayishlacheihu me’Emek Chevron vayavo Sh’chemah (37:14) The Rokeach, a mystical Rishon, cryptically writes that the 112 verses in Parshas Vayeishev correspond to the 112 words...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tetzaveh/Purim

V’haya al Aharon l’shares v’nishma kolo b’vo’o el HaKodesh lifnei Hashem uv’tzeiso v’lo yamus (28:35)             The Gemora in Pesachim (112a) records that Rabbi Akiva...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tetzaveh

V’atah Tetzaveh (27:20) The Baal HaTurim points out that from the birth of Moshe in Parshas Shemos until his death in Parshas V’Zos HaBeracha, this...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Lech Lecha

  V’hayah ki yiru osach haMitzrim v’amru ishto zos v’hargu osi v’osach y’chayu imri na achosi at l’maan yitav li ba’avureich v’chaysa nafshi biglaleich (12:12-13) Due...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Balak

Vayakam Bilam ba'boker vayachavosh es asono Vayeilech im sarei Moav (22:21) After finally receiving permission from Hashem to go with Balak's agents, Bilaam awoke early...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tzav

Aish tamud tukad al hamizbeiach lo sich’beh (6:6) The Shelah HaKadosh writes in the name of Rav Moshe Cordovero that a person who is being...

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