Monday, June 30, 2014
The next time time a newspaper or politician calls for Israel to sit down for peace talks with our animal neighbors I suggest that the community innundate that media outlet or politician with pictures of these three poor teens killed by the savages.
Even though the outcome was not what we hoped for, the many tefilos and good deeds undertaken during these past 2 1/2 weeks should not be thought of as for naught. Now is the time to prove that it's not just tragedy that can bring us together as a community. Now is the time to show that the achdus, the chessed, the tremendous outpouring of ruchniyus that these boys' lives brought out is something that will stay with us as a kiddush Hashem and a merit for their neshomos.
Friday, June 27, 2014
2) For forty years Bnei Yisrael were wandering in the midbar eating mon. Why now at the end of the road do they suddenly start complaining again, “nafsheinu katzah ba’lechem hakelokeil?” (21:5) Chasam Sofer answers that the generation who left Egypt and entered the midbar had all died out. The generation our parsha speaks to is a new generation, one that had been raised in the desert from birth and had known nothing other than mon. Now, they find themselves on the borders of Edom, Moav – they encounter civilization for the first time. They see people eating foods they had never tasted; they see drinks and delicacies they have never seen before. Who wants mon anymore when you can have “real” food?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
פתח ר' חנינא (קהלת ט) לך אכול בשמחה לחמך ושתה בלב טוב יינך מהו כי כבר רצה האלהים את מעשיך אכול בשמחה לחמך זו פרשת חלה ושתה בלב טוב יינך זו פרשת נסכים מהו כי כבר רצה וגו' זו הכנסת ישראל לארץ שנא' כי תבאו אל הארץ
Monday, June 09, 2014
Friday, June 06, 2014
וַיִּחַר אַף ה' בָּם. שֶׁלּא נִכְנְעוּ תֵּיכֶף כְּמו שֶׁעָשָה דָּוִד בְּאָמְרו אֶל נָתָן "חָטָאתִי"
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
וְכָל הָעָם רֹאִים אֶת הַקּוֹלֹת וְאֶת הַלַּפִּידִם וְאֵת קוֹל הַשֹּׁפָר וְאֶת הָהָר עָשֵׁן וַיַּרְא הָעָם וַיָּנֻעוּ וַיַּעַמְדוּ מֵרָחֹק: