Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hiddur Mitzvah: Putting Your Best Foot (Light) Forward

Taste of Talmud and Halacha How does one fulfill the Mitzvah of lighting the Menorah?  The basic Mitzvah is fulfilled by one person lighting one light in his home.  There is a more beautiful way to perform this Mitzvah:  Each … Continue reading

Posted in Vayishlach

Honestly, Miraculously: Parashas Chayei Sarah

 Taste of Parasha “He removed the bindings from the camels” (Genesis 24:32).  Who removed which bindings?  According to Rashi, Eliezer, the servant of Avraham, removed the muzzles of his camels.  The camels had muzzles on them in order to stop … Continue reading

Posted in Chayei Sora

Akeidas Yitzchak – Emunas Chachamim

Taste of Parasha How did Avraham Avinu have the strength to pass all of his difficult tests?  Following the test of Akeidas Yitzchak, G-d tells Avraham, “Now I know that you have Yirah (Genesis 22:12).”   Yirah is commonly translated as … Continue reading

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