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Pesach insights 5778

We are accustomed to the child asking why we dip twice on Seder night,  but we need to look at this from a deeper perspective. Rabbeinu Monoach on the Rambam in Hilchos Chometz uMatzoh,  compares the word Karpas to the…

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Parasha Insights

This week’s Haftorah begins with the words NachamuNachamu Ami, which means that Hashem will console us, twice. שמחינו כימות עניתנו שנות ראינו רעה(Tehilim 90:15) We plead with the Shechino that we should merit to rejoice in our salvation, equal to…

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David Hamelech & Shavuot

  כִּי יִּהְיֶה בְךָ אֶבְיוֹן מֵאַחַד אַחֶיךָ בְאַחַד שְעָרֶיךָ בְאַרְצְךָ אֲשֶר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נתֵֹן לָךְ לֹא תְאַמֵץ אֶת לְבָבְךָ וְלֹא תִּקְפץֹ אֶת יָדְךָ מֵאָחִּיךָ הָאֶבְיוֹן : כִּי פָתחַֹ תִּפְתַח אֶת יָדְךָ לוֹ וְהַעֲבֵט תַעֲבִּיטֶנּוּ דֵי מַחְסרֹוֹ אֲשֶר יֶחְסַר לו :…

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Shavuot, so called because it marks the culmination of the seven weeks of counting the Omer, also alludes to the shavuot (oaths) which exist between Hashem and Bnei Yisrael. According to Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh, two oaths were made on this…

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