Shavuos – An Overview

PREPARING FOR SHAVUOS Shavuos is called Z’man Matan Toraseinu.  Originally, this event occurred in the Hebrew year 2448 (3324 years ago). As we know, Rav...

Vertluch: Parshas Bechukosei​

“If you follow my statutes and observe my commandments and perform them” (26; 3)             In this weeks parsha, Hashem tells klal Yisroel that if...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayechi

Yissochar chamor garem roveitz bein hamishp’sayim (49:14) Rav Tzvi Markovitz questions why the tribe of Yissochar, whose descendants are known for their dedication to Torah...

Halachically Speaking: The 3 Weeks (Part 8)

Gifts Some say one is permitted to give a gift to someone during the entire three weeks101 if it is something which one does not...

VIDEO: Parshas Beshalach – Deans Office

This is the latest segment of the new weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a...

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...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Behar (For Eretz Yisroel)

Adapting to Imperfection And if you shall say, what will we eat in the seventh year, for we have not planted or gathered in our...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Vaeschanan

Vaeschanan opens with Moshe Rabeinu’s recounting of how much he beseeched Hashem to at least let him enter Eretz-Yisroel. Chazal tell us that we...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas VaYakhel

The Shmuz on the Parsha R’ Ben Tzion Shafier Parshas VaYakhel Men are from Mars  “He made the wash basin of copper and it base of...

VIDEO: The Shmuz On Parshas Matos

Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier is Director of Tiferes Bnai Torah/theshmuz.com. He began saying shmuzin and organizing different learning groups for yeshivah working men at...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayechi

Vayar Yisroel es b’nei Yosef vayomer mi eileh vayomer Yosef el aviv banai heim asher nasan li Elokim bazeh (48:8-9) Rashi writes that although Yaakov...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Vayeira

Our Sedra relates the episode of the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Akeida. By way of introduction to this momentous event, the Torah tells us...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 9)

Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at [email protected] Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed...

Hilchos Uminhagei Yom Kippur 5772

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...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Va’era

This week's Sedra opens with Hashem speaking to Moshe. The passuk tells us that ‘Elokim’ spoke to Moshe Rabeinu and told him “I am...

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 Vayishlach

Katonti mikol ha'chasadim (32:11) Hashem promised to protect Yaakov and return him safely to the land of Canaan. Nevertheless, as he prepared to face his...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Re’eh

Ki y’sis’cha … leimor neil’cha v’naavda elohim acheirim … lo so’veh lo v’lo sish’ma eilav v’lo ta’chos ein’cha alav v’lo sach’mol v’lo t’chaseh alav...

HS: Customs During Sefira Part 9

HALACHICALLY SPEAKING Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits Reviewed by Rabbi Benzion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita are reviewed by Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita Rosh...

Rabbi Avigdor Miller: Parshas Haazinu

IS HE NOT YOUR FATHER? (32:6) "Your father" means the Father of the people of Israel alone, not the father of all Mankind. He is...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayeira

Vayisa einav vayar v’hinei shlosha anashim nitzavim alav vayar vayaratz likrasam mi’pesach ha’ohel vayishtachu artzah (18:2) Avrohom excelled in the mitzvah of hosting guests. Three...

Bais HaVaad On Yom Kippur: Where To Start

The Ten Days of Penitence are drawing to a close. Elul, the month of repentance and preparation for the Days of Judgment, is behind...

Parshas Vayishlach: Rabbi Krakowski:

This week's Sedra opens with Yaakov acknowledging the fact that as he returns to Eretz-Yisroel he is going to meet up with his brother...

Vertluch: Parshas Tetzaveh

The name of Moshe Rabbeinu is omitted throughout the entire Parshas Tezaveh. Various rishonim offer different explanations as to the omission, since the name...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Haazinu

The Four Free Days The Midrash (Yalkut Emor 651) comments on the verse, "You should take for you on the first day," that Succos is...

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...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Bechukosai

This week's Sedra (Bechukosai) opens with Hashem telling us that if we keep His Torah He will bestow upon us all sorts of Brochos...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Vayeitzei

The Jewish Home: Not like Avraham who called it "mountain," and not like Yitzchak who called it "field," but rather like Yaukov who called...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Acharei Mos/Kedoshim 5773

This week’s Haftorah, a short Nevuah by the Prophet Amos, reflects both of this week’s Sedros. In Achrei-Mos Hashem forbids all sorts of relationships...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 6)

Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at [email protected] Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vaeira

Vay'dabeir Hashem el Moshe v'el Aharon vay'tzaveim el B'nei Yisroel (6:13) The Torah tells us that Hashem commanded Moshe and Aharon regarding the Jewish people,...

Vertlach: Balak

This weeks דבר תורה  is לזכות רפואה שלימה ל-אברהם בייניש בן גאלדה שפרינצה. ולאה בת חנה And לזכר נשמת ר' אברהם בן שמחה זצ"ל ר' חיים בן...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayigash

Vayomer Yosef el echav ani Yosef ha’od avi chai v’lo yachlu achiv la’anos oso ki nivhalu mipanav (45:3) When Yosef’s brothers came to Egypt to...

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