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May 13, 2016
                 “And you will love your friend as yourself..” (19:18) The Chasam Sofer quotes a Medrash: One sage says, “Shema Yisrael”; this is a great principle of the Torah. Another  ...

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May 3, 2016
Insights on the Haggadah Kaddeish The first of the four cups is during Kiddush. But why consider it one of the special cups at the Seder if we have to ...

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June 25, 2015
                 “A well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the nation excavated, through a lawgiver with his staff; from the desert (midbar) a gift (matanah), and the gift ...

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March 10, 2015
“Now it came to pass when he drew closer to the camp and saw the calf and the dances, that Moshe’s anger was kindled, and he flung the tablets from ...

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February 13, 2015
Ramazim for Tzedakah and the Half Shekel For every mitzvah a person receives reward in the world to come. However with the mitzvah of tzedakah a person can merit reward ...

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January 26, 2015
“And on this night, they shall eat the flesh, roasted over the fire, and matzos; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.” (12:8) Why does this verse separate the matzah ...

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January 9, 2015
”…And Hashem said . ‘Behold Aharon your brother, the Levite… and also he is going out to meet you, and he will see you and rejoice in his heart’.” (4:14) ...

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January 4, 2015
חזק חזק ונתחזק… “And Yaakov lived in the land of Mitzrayim…” Rashi asks why is this a parsha s’tumah, a closed parsha? That is, the parsha does not begin as ...

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