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Mishpatim 5773: Chasidim, Chasidus, Chasid: What really defines a Chasid?

Taste of Parasha What was the first group of laws to be outlined for the Jews after they received the Ten Commandments?  Mishpatim- fiscal law, laws governing slaves, holidays, converts, adultery and keeping Kosher to name a few.  Is there … Continue reading

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Bo_5773: Emunas Chachamim

Taste of Parasha When Moshe Rabbeinu first conveyed G-d’s message to Pharaoh, he did not say anything about the children joining them nor did he ask for anything more than a three day furlough.   When Pharaoh finally agrees to let all … Continue reading

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Va’eira 5773: A real fire ball

Taste of Talmud and Halacha There is a fundamental Machlokes between Rabbi Yochanan and Raish Lakish how to deal with the liabilities of a person who was irresponsible with a fire.  Rabbi Yochanan is of the opinion that your fire … Continue reading

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Vayechi_5773: Of Trees, Oxen, Pits and avoiding pitfalls

Taste of Parasha Yosef is compared to an ox with strong and beautiful horns.  Moshe Rabbeinu says of him “Bechor shoro hadar lo” (Deut. 33:17).  Rashi explains that this is referring to the strength of his descendant Yehoshua who was … Continue reading

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Vayigash_5773: Man’s Mission is to be Praying not Preying

Taste of Parasha There was once a King who was very pleased with his servants.  He made a proclamation, “Every one of my servants may make one request and it shall be granted.”  There was one wise servant who requested … Continue reading

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