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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