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Biha’alotcha: Only The Poor Get Answered – Who Is Rich, Who Is Poor? ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Parshas בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ Only the Poor Get Answered — Who Is Rich, Who Is Poor? עַנָוָה: humble עוֹנִי: affliction עֹנֶה: answer, testimony   עָנִי: poor וְהָאִישׁ מֹשֶׁה (ענו) עָנָיו מְאֹד מִכֹּל הָאָדָם אֲשֶׁר עַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה And Moshe was very humble, more so than any man on the face of the earth.  עֲנָוָה: Humble One of … Continue reading Biha’alotcha: Only The Poor Get Answered – Who Is Rich, Who Is Poor? ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Behaaloscha: A Variety of Enemies ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

A Variety of Enemies The Torah mentions a special prayer which Moshe would say when the Ark of the Covenant would begin to travel (we say this prayer when taking Torah Scrolls out of their ark). He would say, “Arise G-d, and let Your enemies (oyvecha) be scattered, and Your enemies (sonecha) shall flee from … Continue reading Behaaloscha: A Variety of Enemies ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Shavuot: Preparing for Kabbalas HaTorah ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Shavuos שָׁבֻעוֹת Preparing for Kabbalas HaTorah כִּלָה: finish, complete כְּלִי: receiving vessel תַּכְלִית: purpose תְּכֵלֶת: aquamarine, green-blue כַּלָה: bride כִּלָה: Finish, Complete On Shabbos we sing לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה/Come welcome my beloved the bride. Shabbos is compared to a bride. At Friday night Kiddush we say וַיָכֻלוּ, which means “completion.” On Shabbos, Hashem completed … Continue reading Shavuot: Preparing for Kabbalas HaTorah ~ Tzvi Abrahams