Weekly Lessons

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By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: Chanukah is the celebration of miracles. It is when Beni Yisrael were freed from the many harsh decrees of the Greeks. It is when a small group of Kohanim went to war with the super power Greece to be able to perform HaShem’s mitsvot freely. We […]


Parashat Vayishlach

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari: Shalom, Harav Elchanan Wasserman זצוק״ל הי״ד writes in his famous Sefer קובץ מאמרים , a very interesting thought. Our Hachamim teach us: HaShem forgives the sin of idle worship, adultery and murder, however when it comes to the sin of not studying the Torah, He would […]


Parashat Chayei Sarah

By Rabbi David Cohen: Avraham rose up from the presence of his dead and spoke to bnei Cheit (23:3) It is intriguing to note that the words, bnei Cheit (children of Cheit), are mentioned nine times in our parshah and once in Parashas Vayechi (49:32). It is not as if […]


Parashat Noach

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov In this week’s Torah portion, we see that Noah and his family survived the flood after being in the boat for one year. They saw how people’s sins brought destruction. They saw not only that people perished, but also that all the animals and vegetation were […]


Sukkot Thoughts

By Rabbi David Cohen The Bach notes that there are three chapters concerning aspects of Sukkos recorded in the Torah, sitting in the Sukkah, bringing the festive offerings and finally, taking the four species. Why does the Torah specifically choose the four species to relate the message that Sukkos is […]