The Torah says that Jacob hated Leah. How could that be? Jacob was a tzaddik who didn't hate a single human, much less his own wife. What is the Torah talking about? Today's mini-lesson is vital for your marital bliss, so don't miss it and have a wonderful Shabbat!
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Hashem promises Noah that all the animals and birds will fear mankind. Yet, we see that many animals and birds frighten mankind, and not the other way around. Why? Enjoy our 10-minute mini-lessons on this week's Torah portion and have a wonderful Shabbat!
The Gemara tells us that Haman is referred to in the Torah, in the episode about the forbidden fruit. What does Haman have to do with Adam and Eve at all? Enjoy today's mini-lesson and have a wonderful Shabbat!
In this week's portion, the Torah lists 98 different curses, all of which materialized during the exiles, inquisitions, pogroms and Holocaust. What caused all these terrible calamities? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat! Don't forget - selichot for Ashkenazim begin on Motzaei Shabbat (Saturday night). May we all be written and signed in the Book of Life for a wonderful New Year 5776, amen!
The Egyptians killed Jewish babies and made cement out of their crushed bodies for building the pyramids. Yet we accept 3rd-generation Egyptian converts. We don't accept Ammonite or Moabite converts, yet they didn't kill Jews. Why? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson on the Torah portion and have a lovely Shabbat!
Rebbe Nachman said that in the generation that Moshiach comes, a simple Jew will be a nuance like the Baal Shem Tov; what did he mean? Where did he get this notion from? Enjoy this week's 6-minute mini-lesson and have a lovely Shabbat!