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Parashat Toldot

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: The מדרש brings that יצחק אבינו prayed to Hashem – ” If a person goes through life without any יסורין ( trials and tribulations), it will be more difficult for him in the next world, as his sins have accumulated against him.” Hashem answered, “You have […]


Parashat Chayei Sarah

By Rabbi David Cohen: And Avraham came to eulogize Sarah and to bewail her. (23:2) The sequence of events in the parashah seems out of order. One would think that the first reaction to hearing the news of someone’s sudden passing would be weeping. Only later, after the emotion of […]


Parashat Vayera

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: This weekly portion starts with Hashem appearing to Avraham Avinu while he was sitting by the door of his tent. The Torah doesn’t record if Hashem had any message for him. It seems Hashem just came to see him. The rabbis explain that since Avraham had […]


Parashat Lech Lecha

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari: Shalom, Parashat לך לך takes place when Avraham Avinu enters ארץ ישראל. Soon after, there’s a famine and he is forced to go down to Egypt where HaShem performs miracles for him and he heads back to ארץ ישראל with heavy cattle and much wealth. A […]

Parashat Noach

By Rabbi David Shasho It says in this weeks Parashah “נֺחַ אִישׁ צַדִיק תָּמִים ” “Noach was a righteous man he was perfect in his generations” Rabenu Efraim writes Noach was a Tsadik because he gave Tseddakah. This is why he was saved from the flood. The Pasuk says in Mishlei   ( מַתָּ֣ן […]