Parshiyot Matos-Masei 5780: Contrasting Shevatim Reuven and Gad and the Daughters of Tzelaphchad

Shalom Friends;

Our Doubleheader Parshat HaShevua, Matos-Masei is being sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parshiyot Matos-Masei and for the health and well-being of their children and family. To the Rosenberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

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Parshat Pinchas 5780: Reflecting on Pinchas and His Kehunah

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Pinchas is sponsored by Rabbi Joel and Shelly Padowitz and dedicated for a full and complete Refuah Shleima for Joel’s Grandfather, Yissachar ben Hindl. To the Padowitz family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

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Parshat Balak 5780: How Hashem Compels Bila’am’s Blessings and Why They Revert Back to Curses

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Balak is sponsored jointly by Mutti and Michelle Frankel and Tuvia and Chana Frankel of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of their son/brother Eliyahu’s Birthday. To the Frankel 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.

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Parshat Shelach and American Jewry in 5780

Parshat Shelach and American Jewry in 5780

by Moshe Burt

This is a special D’var Torah on Parshat Shelach written due to the explosion of violence in the United States, allegedly due to the killing of George Lloyd, and the subsequent shooting and alleged killing by Atlanta police of Rayshard Brooks.

I am writing in the first person due to what I feel is the gravity of the situation for American Jewry.

In reality, however, the seeds of this violence — the rioting, looting, burning and killing — including its anti-semitic and anti-Israel aspects, have been planted, nurtured and reaped over decades in America’s leftist-Democrat-socialist dominated largest cities, in the country’s universities; on their campuses, among the professors, among student body councils, on pro-sports athletic fields and team managements and in America public schools where young minds are being indoctrinated in socialism, identity politics, trans-genderism and the like almost from the cradle. read more

Parshat Chukas 5780: The Mystery of the Ritual of the Para Adumah

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Chukat is being sponsored by Dov and Bracha Moses of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a refuah shleima for Rachel bat Chaya Perel, Shmuel ben Rivka and Avraham ben Rivka. To the Moses family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness.

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 (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Korach 5780: What’s Really Behind Shevet Reuven’s Beef Causing Them to Join With Korach?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Korach is being sponsored by Dr. Eliyahu and Shuli Gherman of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated in honor of the recent Bar Mitzvah of their son Shimon Aryeh.. To the Gherman family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness.

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 (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Parshat Shelach 5780: The Limited Scope of Moshe’s Supplications and Hashem’s Forgiveness of B’nei Yisrael — “According to Your Words”

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Sh’lach is being sponsored by Dr. Eli and Miri Behar of Ramat Beit Shemesh L’ilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Yerachmiel Meir ben Nissim Avraham. To the Behar family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness.

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.

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Parshat Beha’aloscha 5780: The Point of Pesach Sheini — Fourteenth of Iyyar

Shalom Friends;

Parshat Beha’aloscha is being sponsored by Ron and Rena Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh, dedicated Lilui Nishmas for the recent Yahrtzeit of Rena’s Father, Baruch Yecheskal ben Yaakov HaLevi. To the Rosenberg 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. read more

Parshat Naso and Shavu’ot 5780: The Connection Between the Two?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our vort for Parshat HaShevua for Naso/Shavu’ot is being sponsored by David and Tzippora Leichter of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for refuah shleima for Avraham Yaakov ben Chaya Leah, a brother-in-law who is recovering from Cancer. To the Leichter family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for 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. read more

Parshat Bamidbar 5780: What Became of Moshe’s Offspring, Descendants?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Bamidbar is being sponsored Reuven and Succota Shefi-gal of Moshav Aderet lilui nishmas Reuven’s Dad Rav Avraham Moshe ben Rav Elchanan Yochanan. To the Shefi-gal family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for 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. read more