כל החידושים של Shmuel
| כל התגובות של Shmuel
Noachs “Calling”At the beginning of Parsha when discussing the kind of person Noach was, the Torah says “Tzaddik Bedorosof” meaning righteous in his generation. Rashi brings down two possibiliti...
In a generation where stealing is an excepted society norm, where adultery is a matter of taste, how can anyone possibly maintain a sense of any moral behavior?Chazal tell us that in the generat...
The Torah clearly states that the Yom Tov of Sukkas comes to commemorate the “sitting in the Sukka” experience that Bnei Yisroel experienced when they left Mitzrayim.לְמַעַן יֵדְעוּ דֹרֹתֵיכֶם כ...
במקום שבעלי תשובה עומדים איו צדיקים גמורים יכולים לעמוד (ברכות ל"ד)This can
be understood as follows. Tzadikim take the moderate (balanced) path.
בעלי תשובה are leading a life fa...
מלכנו מחוק ברחמיך הרבים כל שטרי חובותינוOne of the close associates
of the Tolerner Rebbe zt”l recounted an inspiring story he experienced while
accompanying his Rebbe back to Bayit Veg...
שובה ישראל עד ה' אלוקיךChazal
tell us “Reuven returned to the pit” (where Yosef was). Where was Reuven
originally? He was fasting and repenting.
Hashem said ‘no man had ever sinne...
יפטר אלא מתוך דבר הלכהRabbi Yisroel
Salanter zt”l during a moment of heartfelt tehuvah befo...
The concept of Yifat Toar is not an easy one to grasp. How
can the Torah permit something that the Torah does not approve of, as can
clearly be seen from the ...
Why all the details:
In the beginning of this week’s Parsha the Torah promises us
tremendous benefit, “Eikev Tishmeun”, loosely translates it means when or
because you will listen. Th...
The Torah commands us not to take bribery because “Hashochad
Ye’aver einiey Tzaddikim…” loosely translated, the “bribery will blind the eyes
of the righteous etc…”.
Who is the enemy?
At the end of Parshas Balak Bnei Yisroel had an unfortunate
encounter with Midyon; whereas the daughters of Midyan maliciously seduced Bnei
Yisroel to sin, resulting in th...
is an old saying that goes like this: “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice
shame on you, fool me three times shame on me”. The message
behind the saying is simple, w...
Parah Adumah is synonymous with the word “Chohk”- a law.
The classic definition
of a chohk is a mitzvah that we don’t understand or don’t fully understand it.
Whether we don...
One of the
key players of the machlokes between Moshe Rabbeinu and Korach was Oin Ben
Peles. He is mentioned by name in the beginning of the parsha together with the
rest of Korachs group, ye...
So there I was, changing my daughter out of
her pajamas and trying to fit her with a nice, clean stretchy. As I maneuvered
her tiny hands out of their sleeves, I encountered tough resistance.