Purim-In memory of Reuven ben Sarah

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The Everlasting Purim Happiness – Guaranteed(?) As Purim approaches, many of us are filled with a feeling of anticipation and excitement, looking forward to the simcha this special day can bring. However, after Purim, many often experience disappointment, feeling that simcha somehow passed them by. There is tremendous potential in Purim day, and if utilized…

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Purim 5771

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The Masked You Undercover in Shushan Everybody knows there is a minhag (custom) to dress in costumes on Purim. This minhag is not just a silly children’s activity – there is deep significance behind the masks and costumes we wear on Purim. A mask or costume hides one’s identity. This theme – of hiding one’s…

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Parshat Vayikra

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In memory of Reuven ben Sarah 1.It’s a Matter of Principle Vayikra el Moshe vayedaber Hashem eilov mei’ohel mo’ed leimor”- And (Hashem) called out to Moshe and Hashem spoke to him from the ohel mo’ed, saying…” (Vayikra 1:1) The Midrash Rabbah (1:15) learns from this pasuk that even a dead animal is better than a…

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Parshat Pekudai, Parshat Shkolim, Rosh Chodesh Adar B'

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1.Trust Me Moshe and the Mockers “Eileh pekudei Hamishkan mishkan ha’eidut asher pukad al pi Moshe…” – These are the calculations of the Mishkan…which were accounted for by the command of Moshe. (Shemot 38:21) In this week’s parsha, the Torah makes an accounting of where all the gold and silver that Klal Yisrael donated for…

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Parshat Vayakhel

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Jewish Remedy to Relaxation  “Six days [a week] your work shall be done and on the seventh day…rest” (Exodus 35:2).   In this pasuk, there seem to be two commandments: to rest on the seventh day, and to work the other six days.  But is there really a mitzvah to work six days a week?…

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