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...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Chukas

This weeks parsha begins with the commandment of the para aduma. The parsha begins with the words ‘zos chukas haTorah… (19; 2). The gemara...

Vertluch: Parshas Korach

One of the respected associates of Korachs assemblage was Oin ben Peles who had sworn allegiance to Korach to wage war against Moshe Rabbeinu....

Vertluch: Parshas Shelach

In this week’s parsha we read about the highly anticipated return of the spies, who were sent to eretz Yisroel ahead of bnei Yisroel,...

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...

Vertluch: Shavuos 5773

Imagine for a moment you notice a well recognized Talmud chacham in your city walking with an Egyptian girl. Many of us would have...

Vertluch: Parshas Bamidbar

“Ezra decreed that Klal Yisroel should read the Tochacha in Bechukosei prior to Shavousas as well as the Tochacha in Mishna Torah prior to...

Vertluch: Parshas Behar/Bechukosei

One of the mitzvos we find in this weeks parsha is the lo saseh of ribis. The pasuk says (25; 36) ‘You shall not...

Vertluch: Parshas Emor

The parsha starts off with the pasuk- ‘Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: Let none defile himself...

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 Tazria/Metzorah

This weeks parsha discusses the affliction of tzara’as that occurs on ones house; nigei batim. The pasuk says (14; 33) ‘When you come to...

Vertluch: Parshas Shemini

‘Then Moshe said to Aaron, "This is what Hashem spoke, , 'I will be sanctified through those near to Me, and before all the...

Vertluch: Pesach 5773

One of the most essential fundamentals of the night of the seder is to encourage our children to ask questions and provide them with...

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav

אם על תודה יקריבנו (ז, יב) כל הקרבנות בטלין לעתיד לבוא חוץ מתודה (ויקרא רבה) ‘All korbanos will be annulled with the coming of Moshiach, except...

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 Vayikra

The parsha begins with the pasuk describing how Hashem called Moshe into the inner chambers to speak with him. When reading this one ponders,...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayakhel Ppekudei

In this weeks parshiyos the Torah discusses how Hashem commanded Moshe to build the Mishkan, and how He appointed Betzalel to spearhead the entire...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Sisa

In the beginning of this week’s parsha the Torah tells us about the person appointed to spearhead the building of the Mishkan. The pasuk...

Vertluch: Parshas Tezaveh/Zachor/Purim

The Rambam in hilchos yom tov notes that one who neglects to include poor people in their simcha on yom tov, by not allowing...

Vertluch: Parshas Terumah

Parshas Terumah goes through great detail how each and every vessel for the Mishkan was to be fashioned. If you look into the wording...

Vertluch: Parshas Mishpotim

The bnei Yisroel had just experienced the amazing and awe inspiring Matan Torah at Har Sinai. Immediately following that is parshas Mishpatim, in which...

Vertluch: Parshas Yisro

Now Moshe’s father in law, Yisro, the priest of Midyan, heard all that Hashem had done for Moshe and bnei Yisrael. (18; 1) Was Yisro...

Vertluch: Parshas Beshalach

It is five thirty in the morning, the alarm rings; within minutes you are off to shul ready to start your day. After you...

Vertluch: Parshas Bo

The ten maccos that were brought upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians weren’t random acts of punishments but rather every single macca had a specific...

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...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayechi

When Yosef brought his children to Yaakov to receive the berachos, Yaakov told him ‘And now, your two sons who were born to you...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayigash

Prior to Yaakovs journey down to Mitzrayim, the Torah relates; ‘Hashem said to Yaakov in visions of the night, and He said, "Yaakov, Yaakov!"...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayeishev

In this weeks parsha we find an incident in which Yosef is nearly transgresses an aveira with the wife of Potifar. The woman tried...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayishlach

‘Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to look about among the daughters of the land.’ (34; 1) Dina...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayetzei

This weeks parsha describes in detail, the birth of the twelve shevatim. The Torah also included the reason why each mother chose the name...

Vertluch: Parshas Toldos

‘…and Esav despised the birthright.’ (25; 34) As the boys grew older, Yaakov took a liking to studying Torah while Esav enjoyed hunting through 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,...

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