Vertluch: Parshas Bereishis

There are many lessons that one can learn from the first week of creation. One of them, which I felt was powerful, was when...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayelech/Yom Kippur 5773

There is an interesting halacha that is brought in Shulchan Aruch (orach chaim 203; 1) which states, that during aseres yemei teshuva a person...

Vertluch: Parshas Nitzavim & Rosh Hashana 5773

In the beginning of the parsha, Moshe relays to klal Yisroel, how they must ‘establish themselves as His people, and that He should be...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Savo

When Moshe was ready to give the brachos and the klalos, the Torah says that he divided the shevatim between two mountains. Six shevatim...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Seitzei

The parsha starts off by saying, ‘If you go out to war against your enemies, and Hashem, your God, will deliver him into your...

Vertluch: Parshas Shoftim

I had the zechus to have a seat at the table of the weekly erev Shabbos Chumash chabura, of the Rosh Hayeshiva Zt’l, Rav...

Vertluch: Parshas Eikev

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

The Haftorah of this week’s Parsha begins with the legendary words of solace, ‘Console, console my people,” says Hashem. Speak to the heart of...

Vertluch: Parshas Devarim/Chazon

I heard an incredibly powerful story in the name of Rav Gifter Zt”l, with one of the Maggidei shiurim in yeshivas MIR Yerushalayim. Rav Gifter...

Vertluch: Parshas Matos-Massei

When dealing with a lady who makes a neder, a vow, the Torah notes that if she were to make a vow and her...

Vertluch: Parshas Balak

Parshas Balak relates one of the most legendary stories from our history; where Bilam’s donkey spoke up and answered him back. If you read...

Vertluch: Parshas Chukas

This weeks parsha discusses the incident of the mai merivoh, where Moshe committed an aveiroh that ultimately led to his punishment of not being...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Shelach

At the end of this weeks parsha, the Torah relates to us the incident of the Mikoshesh. The Mikoshesh was an individual who was...

Vertluch: Parshas Naso

In the beginning of this week’s parsha, the Torah discusses the mitzvah of shiluach temeim-sending out the contaminated people from the camp. Anyone who...

Vertluch: Shavuos 5772

We all know that on Shavous there's a minhag to eat milchigs; although many meforshim offer various explanations, the Yeshuos Yaakov offers a fascinating...

Vertluch: Parshas Bamidbar

The pasuk (4:16) says, ‘the responsibility of Elazar Hakohen was the oil for the Menorah, the incense, the daily Mincha and the anointment oil;...

Vertluch: Parshas Emor

Towards the end of this weeks parsha the Torah discusses the episode of the mekalel; the individual who cursed Hashem. Such a repulsive incident...

Vertluch: Parshas Achrei-Mos/Kedoshim

The Ohr H’achaim in the beginning of parshas Kedoshim, explains why the Torah placed the mitzvah of fearing ones parents immediately after the mitzvah...

Vertluch: Pesach 5772

Throughout the night of the Seder there are many customs that we observe that seem to be out of the norm. We try to...

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav/Shabbos Hagadol

אֵשׁ תָּמִיד תּוּקַד עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לֹא תִכְבֶּה ‘A continuous fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not go out.'(6; 6) In this weeks parsha the...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayikra

As we begin a new sefer this week, sefer Vayikra, we begin to deal with the many different types of korbanos that there are...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei

In parshas Pekudei the Torah talks about the completion of the Mishkan and the priestly garments worn by the Kohanim. Towards the end of...

Vertluch: Parshas Ki Sisa

Thisweeks parsha hasone of the lowest moments in our illustrious history, the sin of the goldencalf. In the beginning Moshe goes up to heaven...

Vertluch: Purim 5772

The gemarain Megillah (2a) discusses the scenarios of how the Megillah can beread on different days of the month, depending on where a person...

Vertluch: Parshas Tezaveh/Zachor

The maftir of this weeks parsha is read from the end of parshas Ki Seitzei in honor of parshas Zachor. We have a special...

Vertluch: Parshas Terumah

In this weeks parsha, the Torah relays how the Ribono Shel Olam instructed Moshe on how to build the many vessels that were to...

Vertluch: Parshas Mishpatim

Parshas Mishpatim begins with all the applicable laws that pertain to the owning of a Jewish slave. Isn’t it a little ironic that the...

Vertluch: Parshas Yisro

As klal Yisroel advances towards Har Sinai to receive the Torah, Yisro hears about all the miracles that Hashem had performed to the yidden...

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...

Vertluch: Parshas Bo

At the end of parshas Bo we find the interesting mitzvah of pidyon peter chamor. The pasuk says (13; 13, 14) ‘And every firstborn...

Vertluch: Parshas Va’era

‘That is Aaron and Moshe, to whom Hashem said, "Take the bnei Yisroel out of the land of Mitzayim with their legions. They are...

Vertluch: Parshas Shemos

Based on the first two words in this weeks parsha lies a very well-known abbreviation for ‘v’chayev adam likros haparsha shnayim mikra v’echad targum.’...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayechi

In this weekspasha, Yaakov calls his children together and tries to informthem what will happen at the end of time. The pasukim continue on...

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...

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