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Have you ever wondered why at the end of Shemonah Esrei we first ask Hashem, “Guard my tongue from evil… and then request from Him, ‘Open my heart to Your Torah…’”? Rav Yisrael Meir HaKohein Kagan, also known as the Chofeitz Chayim says, “These two requests flow naturally from one another. One’s Torah maintains its Read more
Regarding the judge, the Torah uses the word kelalah to denote cursing, while regarding the king, the Torah uses the word arur. Why, in the self-same verse, does the Torah switch from using one word to using the other?
Parashat Ki Tavo begins with the description of the bringing of the First Fruits. However, the second half of the parasha describes the horrendous fate that will befall the nation of Israel in the future. The juxtaposition of these two discordant descriptions is no coincidence. Parashat Ki Tavo is a lesson in learning from history.
Just as in a war against a physical enemy, we must put our trust in Hashem and know that He is with us in our battle against the yetzer hara
As Sholom HaMelech said, “Whatever you are capable of doing with your own strength do it.” Or as Nike says, “Just do it.”
Just as no other place in the world has a heart like the heart of Jerusalem, no other Talmud teacher is quite like ours.
The goral contains concealed, hidden wisdom, and it’s knowledge that is coming from a higher, more lofty place than we can grasp ourselves, with our limited minds.
Treat your words like gold. They have more value than you think!
What can we, the Jews living in this generation, learn from this disagreement over whether the land was divided among those who left Egypt or those who entered the land?