The Travels of Masei

download as word Parshas Masei עיי העברים This week we finally synchronize the reading of the Torah Eretz Yisroel and Chutz La’Aretz. In Parshas Masei, we read the forty two encampments of Klal Yisroel as they travel through the desert. The Ramban explains why we need to review all of them, but I would like…

The Years of Yosef and Bein HaMzarin

Download as Word We are now in the period of the Three Weeks, Bein HaMezarim. This is the time between Shiva Asar B’Tamuz which is a remembrance of the sin of the Eigel HaZahav and Tisha B’Av the sin of the Meraglim. As the Pasuk says, “All of our pursuers apprehended us between the Mezarim-…

Sichon and Og

Sichon and Og I was unable to write something long, so a quick idea based on the Sfas Emes. We constantly praise HaShem for our conquest of Sichon and Og. Every Shabbos morning (if we are on time and do not skip it J ) we say that HaShem’s Chesed is forever because we conquered…

Parshas Korach – The Almond Staff

Open in word At the end of the entire Parsha of the rebellion against the Kehuna, there is something unusual in the ‘Trop’ (cantillation). The final sign that HaShem chose Aharon was that the staff of Aharon flowered, then had buds of fruit, and grew almonds, overnight. Two words in that Pasuk have a double…

A Mazal Tov and Dvar TorahThe Mekoshesh

Mazal Tov to our children Chaviva and Yehuda Rottenberg on the birth of a boy, brother to Esther. Mazal Tov to all the Great grandparents, especially Mrs. Idelle Rudman and Mrs. Sara Fishman. May we all be Zoche to see Nachas from the new addition to the family. Download as word The defining incident in…

Behaloscha – Travelling with HaShem

Download as Word to see all One of the themes of the beginning of BaMidbar is the manner Klal Yisroel travelled through the desert. We discuss the division of the Shevatim, the way they camped, where the Mishkan was, who travelled with whom, and who carried which parts of the Mishkan. In this week’s Parsha,…

Shavuos and the Lack of Tefilin

(On the advice of my Rebbe I have started organizing the writings the Sfas Emes on Tefilin, to publish it as a work on its own. This is a small part of what I have started. The ultimate work will be in Hebrew, like my other existing Sefarim on the Chagim. Obviously Tefillin shel Rosh…