Potential Of Mashiach Arriving Soon

1. Bircat HaHamah – The Blessing on the Sun – Once every 28 years Since creation, there was only two times that the year we say Birkat HaHamah fell out on the 1st Day of Passover.The first was the year Hashem redeemed Israel form Egypt.The second was

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Question On Mashiach

Hi, my question is, When mashiach comes, what is right and what is wrong will be so obvious (this is what one of my teachers said), so in effect you will have less bichira, which means less sechar, which means a smaller portion in gan eden. If  a main

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Awaiting the Geula

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) At the very least, we should be hoping and anxiously anticipating returningto Israel when the Mashiach (Messiah) comes. We derive this from Maimonides(Laws of Kings 11:1) “Anyone who does not believe that the Messiah will comeor who does

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One Look

In 1854, Rabbi Yehoshua Rokeach, the Belzer Rebbe, suffered from a succession of mysterious ailments. Although he was in much pain, he maintained a cheerful countenance on the outside. His chassidim, however, were greatly worried, not just because of the illnesses themselves, for they were all curable, but

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The World to Come

King Tut’s Tomb* King Tut (Tutankhamun) was the only pharaoh whose tomb hadn’t yet been discovered by the end of the First World War. An English archaeologist named Howard Carter had spent several years looking for it with no luck. His digging expeditions had been paid for

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The World to Come

King Tut’s Tomb* King Tut (Tutankhamun) was the only pharaoh whose tomb hadn’t yet been discovered by the end of the First World War. An English archaeologist named Howard Carter had spent several years looking for it with no luck. His digging expeditions had been paid for

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Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Henry Smith was a zealous Pittsburgh Steelers fan in life, and even death could not keep him from his favorite spot: in a recliner, in front of a TV showing his beloved team in action. Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh, died of prostate cancer

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Judaism 101

Author: Rabbi Mark Spiro God is real He’s also infinite It’s very difficult to relate to infinity Even the name itself (not finite) – we only know what it isn’t Since it’s difficult, people either endow G-d with human attributes (childish) or relate to him as extremely

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That Tricky Yatzer Hara

Vayikra 1:2 Speak to the Bney Yisroel and say to them: when a man/adam from you will bring an offering to Hashem from animals, from cattle or from the flock you should bring your sacrifice. Rashi says that the phrase “Ki Yakriv” teaches us that this Pasuk refers

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Parshas Vayikra- The Gate of Prayer

“And God called to Moses…” (Leviticus 1:1) Rosh in his commentary to the Torah explains that the aleph in the word vayikra, with which the third book of Torah begins, is reduced in size to reflect the humility of Moses. Remaining to be understood is why this

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Korbanot Article from Aish.com

Author: Mrs. Twersky of Milwaukee (taken from article from aish.com) Rabbi Moses Feinstein, of blessed memory, a revered halachic authority of the past half century, unequivocally states in his responsa that all that issues from the union between husband and wife, while unviable in this world, will

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SEFER AHAVAS CHESED – Part II Chapter XXIII

A person who studies the Torah sees that it is clearly the work of man’s Creator, for no other document so insightfully penetrates the inner workings of man. The Torah recognizes that there are different types of individuals and different circumstances; therefore, it lays out different paths

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Thoughts on Korbanot

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) Thoughts on Korbonos. 1. Once, at the Chumash Shiur on Shabbos, he asked if we knew the famous Rambam about Korbonos. When he got a fairly negative response from the assembled, he said something to the effect of

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The Body, The Soul and The Afterlife

Author: Rabbi Mark Spiro Introduction: Joke: Is there baseball in heaven There seems to be a great deal of interest in the afterlife In spite of the fact that we’re such a hands-on society Best sellers: R. Moody, Many Lives, Saved by Light Ask: Have people read

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God’s Love For Man

Introduction to Torah Study I. Life is for pleasure Tell your class: “It is a principle of Jewish understanding that G-d created us because He wanted to give us pleasure. Illustration: When you have children you’ll see, or if you already have children you know that all

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Understanding Korbanot

I. Beginning to learn 1. Explain some of the background: The Jews in the desert were commanded to build a “mishkan,” a temple, or literally, a home for G-d’s presence. The temple was built with the donations of all the Jewish people. When the temple was finished

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WHO ARE YOU? (Source Sheets)

Source Sheet 1 By: Rabbi Yaakov Couzens 1) What does this tell us about Man’s identity? 6. And a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

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WHO ARE YOU? (Class Sheets)

Who Are You?? Sheet 1 By: Rabbi Yaakov Couzens List your 3 most powerful and healthy traits and your 3 most destructive and unhealthy traits (in order if possible) Healthy Traits Unhealthy Traits 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. ACTION To improve ourselves, we must empower our

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WHO ARE YOU? (Class)

Who Are You?? Class 1 By: Rabbi Yaakov Couzens Opening We must be able to talk to ourselves and be able to get in touch with who we are. We need to know, why did I get angry at that incident? Are you always saying “I’m sorry

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Responses to Questions on Kabala l’atid

The Questions : What is the minimal requirement for the Kabalah l’Haba? Is one required to definitively state that he will never do whatever Aveirah that he is attempting to do Teshuva for ever again? There are certainly some Aveirot where this would seem to be either impractical or downright dishonest! Even in those areas

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