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!
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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!
This week's Torah portion, Re'eh, guarantees that living our lives observantly will bring blessings, while the opposite holds true also, as we learn in the parable about "The Wise Shoemaker." Enjoy this week's mini-lesson, and may we all have a truly peaceful Shabbat...
There's no such thing as a person without tribulations and challenges in life. The determining factor in whether we'll be happy or not is how we perceive those challenges. Enjoy today's 9-minute mini-lesson on the week's Torah portion and have a lovely Shabbat!
Moshe Rabbenu prayed 515 times for permission to enter the Land of Israel. His request was denied! What does this have to do with Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath of Consolation? Enjoy this week's mini-lesson, and have a joyous and lovely Shabbat!
The Torah doesn't waste a single word; yet, when it comes to fulfilling Hashem's command to take hold of our national inheritance in the Land of Israel, the Torah repeats itself, even shouts...
Enjoy this week's 12-minute mini-lesson on the Torah portion, have a wonderful Shabbat and an easy and meaningful Tisha B'Av fast.
There's a powerful message here that we all should be aware of: