Aharon Gabbay

Tazria- Metzora 5780

A burst of life   During the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot, we have adopted a tradition that every Shabbat we read a chapter from Pirkei avot. One reason for this is, since the Pirkei avot brings fundamental advice on how to work on character growth and serving Hashem, it is only appropriate that we […]

Vayekkel & Pekudei 5780

Pave your own street   This week’s Parasha delves more into the construction of the Mishkan – Bnei Yisrael’s primary place of worship for Hashem. All the details are clearly defined and the pesukim tell us at length of all the construction that is required. The Gemara in Shabbat (49b) says that while the Torah […]

Bo 5780

Not just an exodus   “And they should be a sign…that with a mighty hand Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim”. The Parsha is referring to the Tefillin that we wear everyday. Contained within them is a sign for the Jewish people that we should remember that Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim. In fact, […]

Rosh Hashana 5780

The real impact   As we approach the new year, we are packed with mixed emotions of solemn and joy. The day of judgement is a day of glorifying Hashem and telling of his royalty and kingship over us which enables us to be sealed into the book of life.   Imagine a man stands […]

Shelach Lecha 5779

Two sides of the coin This week’s parasha recounts the famous story of the Jewish spies that were sent into Israel to investigate the land before entering. The spies found that the land was well inhabited and they were distraught that they would not be able to enter the Promised Land. The Pasuk says that […]

Shavuot 5779

All for one   Chag Shavuot is a grand time for the Jewish people. It is the reliving of the Jews receiving their beloved Torah from Hashem. It is arguably the most eventful occurrence in Jewish history. However, with some thought, it doesn’t seem to be as grand as it appears. If one looks into […]

Kedoshim 5779

Loving your neighbour In this week’s portion we read the famous words that are running on every Jews mouth. ואהבת לרעך כמוך – you should love your neighbour as you love yourself. In fact, the Parasha is overflowing with commandments between man and his friend and it is essential for every Jew to follow in […]

Pesach edition 5779

We are a miracle   The chag of pesach is accompanied by a grand feast where not only do we dine like kings, but we also conduct many traditions and reenactments of the past. The famous Seder that almost every Jewish house conducts, requires certain order that can not be rearranged or cut short. It […]

Vayikra 5779

Beyond a shadow of a doubt   We read the famous passage about erasing the name of Amalek. Amalek are a nation who despise the Jews with endless hate and there are even mitsvot related to erasing their name. But what is it that singles out Amalek more than any other nation? What is it […]

Lech Lecha 5779

The sky’s the limit   The parashah tells of a famous dialogue between Avraham Avinu and Hakadosh Baruch Hu: Avraham is troubled that he will not have children, Hashem takes Avraham outside to show him the stars and says your children will be many just like the stars. Rashi explains that the simple way of […]

Behaalotecha 5778

Becoming your attributes    The parasha begins where Aharon HaCohen is instructed to light the Menorah. When Aharon was told to light the Menorah the Pasuk says ״ויעש כן אהרן״ “and Aharon did as he was told”. Why should the pasuk need to point out that that one of the greatest people in that generation […]

Pesach 5778

Ten plagues or ten lessons?   The ten plagues. Hashems way of executing the justified punishment for the Egyptians. The several hundred years of intense and barbaric treatment that the Egyptian nation delivered unto the Jewish people would not go unnoticed. But why is it that Hakadosh Baruch Hu had to conduct his judgement in […]