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Eisav selling the first born

  • November 27, 2019

Rav Daniel Dombrov How could Eisav sell the rights of the first born to Yakov? Regarding the double portion of inheritance, it is considered a davar shelo ba l’olam.Regarding the leadership and other aspects, these are intangibles and considered a…

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Rest in Peace: The Laws of Kevura

  • November 21, 2019

Parshas Chayei Sara Highlights of a shiur by Rav Yosef Jacobowitz .גֵּר וְתוֹשָׁב אָנֹכִי עִמָּכֶם תְּנוּ לִי אֲחֻזַּת קֶבֶר עִמָּכֶם וְאֶקְבְּרָה מֵתִי מִלְּפָנָי I am a stranger and a resident among you; give me a grave property among you, that…

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Candle Lighting: Candles Only?

  • November 14, 2019

Rav Yosef Jacobovitz Yitzchak brought Rivka home and saw a special blessing in Rivka’s mitzvah of hadlakas neiros, similar to his mother, Sarah, in that it was not extinguished from shabos to shabos. What is the minimum requirement as a…

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Blow by Blow: Tekias Shofar Done Right

  • September 25, 2019

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt Shlit”a A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE TEKIOS One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although the significance of this mitzvah has been expounded at length –…

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When Prayers Are Heard on High

  • September 5, 2019

Rabbi Ari Stauber The pasuk of Ve’alisa el hamakom teaches us that the Bais Hamikdash is the highest in Eretz Yisrael. Rabeinu Bachya- infers that, so too, a Bais Haknesses should be taller than all other houses. And mentioned in…

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  • August 15, 2019

The pasuk of vedibarta bam- Gemara: teaches that a person’s primary speech should be Torah. Yerushalmi- teaches that certain obligations can only be fulfilled by the person himself. It isn’t sufficient to just listen to another person and discharge his…

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When Your Poor Speech Is on the Rocks

  • August 8, 2019

Rabbi Chaim Weg Gemara in Eirichin–kal vechomer: If there’s loshon hora on sticks and stones [less severe]; surely on people [more severe]. Question: Rashi [Shelach] says that the meraglim [less severe] should’ve learned from Miriam [more severe]. Answer-they were expected…

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