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YOUR WORDS AND DEEDS ARE A REFLECTION OF YOUIn this week’s portion, Toldos, we find that when Esau was born, he emerged from the womb "admoni" red (Gen: 25:25).It was only later on however, when he was full grown and demanded of his brother Jacob, "Pour into me now some of that red, red stuff",... read more
THE WILL OF G-D - OUR ONLY ROAD MAP One of the most painful problems of our generation is finding a shidduch - one’s soul mate. The singles population is constantly growing, and many despair of ever finding the right one. In this week’s parsha, we find the road map for a good shidduch. When our... read more
TORAH MANNERS This week’s parsha imparts to us lessons for life - how we should conduct ourselves in our daily affairs and in our relationships. Interestingly enough, these teachings are not imparted as commands, but rather through example, for in the end, that is the best way to teach proper... read more
In this week’s parsha, the history of the Jewish people commences. Until this time, we studied about the creation of the world and the story of humankind, but now we focus on Abraham, the founder and patriarch of our people. Amazingly, the Torah introduces him in a very unassuming manner, by simply... read more
DO WE SEE OURSELVES AS G-D SEES US? There is a famous midrash based on this week’s parsha that asks, "If there are so many ways through which G-d could have saved Noah, then why did He make him go through the difficult, arduous task of building an ark that took one hundred and twenty years to... read more
MAKE AN ACCOUNTING OF YOUR LIFE The parsha always shows us the way to realize the challenges of the moment, and this week’s parsha Nitzavim is no exception; we learn how to prepare for the awesome days of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. The stirring opening words, “Atem Nitzavim HaYom” - “You are... read more
"G-D’S GUIDING HAND IN OUR HISTORY"        In this week’s parsha, the tochachos - the curses, the terrible calamities that will befall us throughout our history are enumerated. There is no parallel to this in the theological or historical writings of any other people, and this, in and of itself, is... read more
ARE YOU PREPARED? This parsha contains the most mitzvos of all the parshiot, and they encompass many areas that prepare us for Rosh HaShana and enable us to perceive that there is more to life than mere existence. The parsha opens with the stirring words, “When you shall go forth to battle against... read more
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEKWe are now in the month of Elul, which is an acronym for “Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li” - “I am my beloved’s and My beloved is Mine” symbolizing the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people, built upon a covenant of eternal love. The month of Elul ushers in the High Holy Day... read more
SHABBOS MEVORCHIM This week is Shabbos Mevorchim, when we bless the new month of Elul, which ushers in the High Holiday season. Rosh Chodesh, falls on Tuesday, August 22nd and Wednesday, August 23rd. To put us in a proper spiritual frame of mind, we recite Psalm 27 twice daily. (Psalm 27 prayer... read more

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