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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Bemidbar

Count Indictment Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Harav Chaim Weg May 21, 2020 You shall count them by their legions, you and Aharon. (Bemidbar 1:3) According to the Ramban, the Torah here uses the term “pekidah” for counting…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Emor

  Opportunity Costs Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Dayan Yosef Greenwald May 7, 2020 The Gemara (Pesachim 3b) relates that the Chachamim praised Rabbi Yehuda ben Beseira for his ability to prevent a non-Jew in Yerushalayim from eating…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Parshas Tazria-Metzora Writing on the Wall Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek Alone shall he sit, outside of the camp is his dwelling place. (Vayikra 13:46) According to the Torah, a metzora must remain outside…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Inyana D'Yoma This Is It Excerpted and adapted from a shiurby Dayan Chaim Weg And you shall tell your son on that day saying, “On account of this did Hashem do for me when I left Egypt.” (Shemos 13:8) According…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Parshas Ki Sisa Summary of a shiur by Dayan Daniel Dombroff Selective Service Borer (selecting) is one of the 39 forbidden melachos of Shabbos, but the Gemara (Shabbos 74a) concludes that it is permitted when performed under all three of…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Parshas Tetzaveh Adapted from a shiur by Dayan Yehoshua Grunwald Must women give matanos la’evyonim? According to the Rama, they must, but the Magen Avraham says he has not seen women practicing this, though a husband can give on his…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha

Parshas Terumah: Summary of a shiur by Rav Yosef Greenwald The Rambam (Hilchos Bais HaBechirah 1:12) writes that the mitzvah of building the Bais HaMikdash applies only by day. He also rules that women are obligated in this mitzvah. If…

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Eisav selling the first born

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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