Vertluch: Parshas Tzav/Zachar

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

Vertluch: Parshas Vayikra

We know that the first word in parshas Vayikra has a small aleph. Chazal note that the reason was due to the humility of...

Vertluch: Parshas Pekudai

Parshas Pekudei is usually paired together with the previous weeks parsha, Vayahkel, as both parshiyos deal with the building of the Mishkan and the...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayakhel

Betzalel made the Aron of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Sisa

In this weeks parsha we read about the sin of the Egel, a nadir in our illustrious and rich history Chazal tell us that...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Terumah

This week’s parsha discusses the building of the mishkan. The Ramban raises an interesting question. Sefer Bereishis is called sefer Hayetzira (the book of...

Vertluch: Parshas Mishpatim

The pasuk says ‘one who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.’ (21; 15) Rashi notes that the death...

Vertluch: Parshas Yisro

In this weeks parsha the Torah describes the most monumental and important event of our storied history; the experience of matan Torah. Klal Yisroel...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Vaera

Chazal go through every single plague that Hashem brought upon the Egyptians and ponder why that specific makkah was brought. The list enumerates why...

Vertluch: Parshas Shemos

The Torah relates that Moshe ran away from Mitzrayim after he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. The reason being, that...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayechi

As Jews we are obligated in saying the parshiyos of krias shema twice daily. You’ll notice that in the sequence we say ‘Shema Yisroel...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayigash

Parshas Vayigash relates the climax to one of the most well known episodes in our illustrious history-the story of Yosef revealing himself to his...

Veryluch: Parsha Mikeitz / Shabbos Chanuka

The Chashmonaim are known to be one of the more illustrious families in our storied history. If not for them, Torah and mitzvos could...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayeshev

In this week’s parsha, Yosef was confronted with a nisayon from the wife of Potiphar. On a basic level, this was an incredible temptation...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayishlach

When the Malachim returned to Yaakov, they gave him the grim report. Esav was advancing towards Yaakov with a frighteningly large army. He started...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayetzei

After all the hardships that Yaakov had endured with Lavan, they made amends and feasted over a korban together. When they were finished, the...

Vertluch: Parshas Toldos

Parshas Toldos begins recounting the birth of Yaakov and Esav. When describing Esav the pasuk states that he came out of the womb ‘extremely...

Vertluch: Parshas Chayei Sorah

After last week’s spellbinding account of the akeida, this week we start off by revealing the death of Sara Imeinu. The pasuk says (23:...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayeira

When Hashem was preparing to eradicate Sedom, He made a decision to inform Avraham of His plans. He told Avraham that they were an...

Vertluch: Parshas Lech lecha

The end of this week’s parsha discusses that Hashem gave us the commandment of bris milah and how Avraham and Yishmael were both circumcised. Dovid...

Vertluch: Parshas Noach

This weeks parsha begins with the well-known words of נֹחַ אִישׁ צַדִּיק תָּמִים הָיָה בְּדֹרֹתָיו, meaning Noach was righteous, and a tamim; he was...

Vertluch: Sukkos 5774

The mishna is Succah (28b) says that if it rains on Succos it is comparable to a slave that comes to pour a cup...

Vertluch: Yom Kippur 5774

Rambam in hilchos teshuva, (perek aleph) asks how one says viduy (where one accepts and confesses they have sinned). He answers, we say ‘Ana...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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