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Thanks to you Rabbi Farhi, seeing as I never have time to keep up with the weekly Torah Portion, now I feel like you’ve been guiding us every week to hear the unique messages Hashem is communicating through the Parshat Shavuah.  These "Torat chaim" life principles make the Torah and our connection to Hashem come alive.  I so appreciate this learning and look forward to continuing after the holidays.

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Hi rabbi! I am a former student in yeshiva Lev Aharon and I want to thank you for your weekly Dvar Torah that you send out every week, I enjoy it very much! Every week I print it out and even make a few copies to spread it around my shul so not only I can read this amazing Dvar Torah, but so can other people!

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