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) One afternoon in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yakov Vann was on his...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Behar-Bechukosai

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

Business Weekly: Shattered Glass

The following is from Business Weekly A project of the Business Halacha Institute Hotline Under the auspices of HaRav Chaim Kohn Shattered Glass by Rabbi Meir Orlian, Yerushalayim Chaim, Yosi...

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...

Vertlach: Parshas Beha’aloscha

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 Re’eh

Lo sa’ason kein l’Hashem Elokeichem (12:4) After instructing the Jewish people to break and smash the idolatrous temples and pillars which they will find in...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Haazinu

In this week's Sedra the Passuk says בינו שנות ... שאל אביך... זקנך"... “– “understand the histories of the generations, ask your fathers and...

Halachically Speaking – Making Early Shabbos Part 1

New Sefer Volume 5  Just Released!!!!! (at your local seforim store) Piskei Harav Belsky zt"l coming very soon (reprint hard cover) There are two aspects of...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 1)

Calling Women By Their First Name One should not call other peoples wife’s by their first name. For relatives one can be lenient. Many people...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Mikeitz

In this week’s Sedra we read of Paroh’s dreams (seven fat cows/seven seven lean cows – seven thin stalks/seven fat stalks). Paroh is perturbed...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Bamidbar

This week’s Sedra ends with a very curious Mitzva. The Torah prescribes that each family of Leviim carry specific parts of the Mishkan when...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Ki Sisa

The Chet HaEgel (Sin of the Golden Calf) recounted in this week’s Sedra is so multifaceted and complex that it is a virtually inexhaustible...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Mishpatim

This week’s Sedra is extremely technical, dealing with all sorts of legal particulars and aspects of judgment for various types of damage.  However, the...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Matos – Masei

In the Eyes of G-d and Man The children of G-d and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Elazar the Kohen, and to...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Acharei Mos

Vayomer Hashem el Moshe dabeir el Aharon achicha v’al yavo b’chol eis el haKodesh (16:2) Rav Yonason Eibeshutz was once collecting tzedakah for a poverty-stricken...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Noach

This week’s Sedra gives the account of the Mabul (the Flood), of  how Hashem destroyed the then existing world – with the exception of...

Business Weekly: Frequent Buyer, Frequent Flyer

A Project of the Business Halacha Institute Under the auspices of HaRav Chaim Kohn Shlita by Rabbi Gershon Schaffel, Chicago The janitor poked his head through the...

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...

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...

Halachically Speaking – Thanksgiving and Eating Turkey

Written By Rabbi Moishe Lebovits KOF-K Kosher Supervision Much has been discussed over the years regarding Thanksgiving dinner. We will discuss whether such a party is...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Toldos

 Vayisrotz’tzu habanim b’kirbah vatomer im kein lamah zeh anochi vateleich lidrosh es Hashem vayomer Hashem lah shnei goyim b’vitneich u’shnei l’umim mimeiayich yipariedu ul’om...

The Basic Halachos of Shatnez – Part 2 of 3

The prohibition of shatnez is a prohibition of wearing or covering oneself in a beneficial way similar to wearing. A tent or umbrella made...

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...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Matos

This week’s Sedra presents us with an extremely interesting episode. The Torah tells us that Shevet Reuven and Gad had abundant livestock, and consequently...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Masei

This week’s Sedra starts with Moshe Rabeinu’s recounting of the travels and encampments of Klal-Yisroel during their time in the Midbar. The first Passuk...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Sisa 5773

This week's Haftorah is supposed to mirror this week's special Maftir of Poroh (the beginning of Parshas Chukas that deals with the Mei-Chatas waters...

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...

Taanis Esther – An Overview

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW During the time of Mordechai and Esther , the Jews united on the 13th of Adar to fight and wage war, standing up...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Vayikra

The Gates of Prayer And God called to Moses...(Vayikra 1:1) Rosh in his commentary to the Torah explains that the aleph in the word vayikra, with...

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:...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 7)

Copyright Issues With the summer months upon us it is very common for one to listen to more music than normally, whether while walking,...

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.’...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Beha’aloscha 5773

This week's Haftorah is a Nevuah from Zechariah. It takes us back to the beginning of Bayis Sheni. Zechariah prophesizes about Yehoshua the Cohen...

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?...

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