Parshat Lech Lecha 5775: The Impropriety of Coercing Stringencies onto Others and the Avraham Avinu/Pollard Correlation

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua — Parshat Lech Lecha is being sponsored by Zev and Sarit Schonberg and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh who dedicate this vort in honor of Avraham Avinu who taught us that sometimes the path less traveled is the right way to go. To the Schonberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued your kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Noach 5775: “Chamas” and How Man’s Principles can be Compromised to the Point of Non-Existence

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua No’ach is being co-sponsored by Yossie and Ester Sussman and family L’Zchut the Chayalim, and by Moshe and Esther Lindner and family who wish for their children Hotslocha, success and simcha. Both families are from Ramat Beit Shemesh. To the Sussman and Lindner families, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Breish’t 5775: Contrasting Breish’t with the Aging Process of Man

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua Breish’t is being sponsored by Binyamin and Barbara Lemkin and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh who dedicate the vort to the brave settlers of Yehuda and Shomron who have sacrificed for Eretz Yisrael.. To the Lemkin family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Simchat Torah 5775: Moshe, The Final Seal and the Eternal Continu’um of Torah, the Jews and Eretz Yisrael

Shalom Friends;

Our Simchat Torah vort is being sponsored by Simon and Aliza Baum and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh who dedicate this vort Lilui Nishmas in honor of Simon’s Mother: Chaya Miriam Bas Boruch. To the Baum family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Succot 5775: Prophesy — Semi-Fulfilled

Succot 5775: Prophesy — Semi-Fulfilled

by Moshe Burt

During Asseret Yomei Teshuva, the ten days of repentence between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, there were heated public exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and US president Barack Hussein Obama regarding PM Netanyahu’s announcement of construction of a new housing development in east Jerusalem.

A quote from “L’Dovid Hashem Ori” that we say twice a day from the beginning of Chodesh Elul through Hoshana Rabbah: : “He will hide me in His shelter” … an allusion to Succot. Jews recognize that Hashem has dominion over the world and that man can’t look to or have trust in the physical, such as stone, iron or steel structures, etc. to provide protection. The nations, conversely, look to tall, fortifed edifices for security and protection.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Critical Decisions in the Beginning of 5775: Please daven for my Mother — Chaya bat Malka

Critical Decisions in the Beginning of 5775: Please daven for my Mother — Chaya bat Malka

by Moshe Burt

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We made a critical decision just after Yom Kippur re: my Mother (Chaya bat Malka), to go with Hospice Care and I realize that the issue of Hospice care is controversial and misunderstood by many in the Frum Community. My Mother was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday night and was transported back home to her apartment in their Assisted Living Facility to be with my 96 year old Father under the aegis of the Vitas Hospice team All care will be administered to my Mother in the comfort of their apartment at “The Bridge.” [...]  Click here to read more.