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Ki Teitzei 5773 – Gilayon #812

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tetseh You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep slipping away And ignore them. You shall surely return them to your brother … And thus shall you do for his donkey and thus shall you do for Any lost thing of brother's that may be lost by him that you find. You shall not be able to ignore it. (Devarim 22:1, 3)   And thus shall you do for his donkey and thus shall you do for his...

Shoftim 5773 – Gilayon #811

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Shoftim Should a slain person be found on the soil… Lying in the field, it not being known who struck him down. Your elders and your judges shall go out and measure To the towns that are around the slain person. (Devarim 21:1-2)   And measure – Even if it is clearly closer to a certain town, it is obligatory to engage in measuring, for all the unusual activity will cause people to come out of the measured towns [to see...

Re'eh 5773 – Gilayon #810

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Reeh For the pauper will not cease from the midst of the land. Threfore i charge you, saying, 'You shall surely open your hand to your brother, To your poor and to your pauper, in your land. (Devarim 15:11)   R. Yehoshua taught: The pauper does more for the master of the house than the master does for the pauper, for Ruth told Naomi (Ruth 2) 'The name of the man with whom I worked ...

Eikev 5773 – Gilayon #809

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ekev And the israelites journeyed onward from beeroth-bene-jaakan To moserah. There aharon died and he was buried there, And eleazar his son served as priest in his stead. From there they journeyed on to gudgod  and from gudgod to jotbath, a land of brooks of water. (Devarim 10:6-7)   From there – "Misham" begins with the letter 'mem' and ends with 'mem'. . This tells that us that...

Va'etchanan 5773 – Gilayon #808

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vaetchanan You shall do no task, you, and your son, and your daughter, And your male slave, and your slavegirl, and your ox, and your donkey, And all your beasts and your sojourner who is within your gates – So that your male slave and your slavegirl may rest like you. And you shall remember that your were a slave in the land of egypt, And the lord brought you out from there. (Devarim 5:13-14)   …It says here "So that...

Devarim 5773 – Gilayon #807

SHABBAT SHALOM (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Devarim For only og king of the bashan remained From the rest of the rephaim. Look, his bedstead, and iron bedstead, Is it not in rabbah of ammonites? Nine cubits its length And four cubits its width by the cubit of a man. (Devarim 3:11)     For only Og king of the Bashan – This is the reason the Holy One, blessed be He, told him: "Have no fear of him." Look, his bedstead – the cradle of an infant...

Matot Masei 5773 – Gilayon #806

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Matot-Mas'ey Send forth a vanguard of men from you for the army; For them to be against midian To exact the lord's vengence from midian (Numbers 31:3)   "Men" – Righteous Men, and similarly (Exodus 16) "Choose for us men" and also (Deut. 1) "Wise and renowned men".  (Rashi ibid ibid.)   Send forth a vanguard of men from you for the army. Rashi commented '" '. It must be understood why He commanded to choose tsaddikim, also see Ramban. It...

Pinchas 5773 – Gilayon #805

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pinchas And the daughters of zelophehad Came forward And they stood before moshe and before eleazar the priest "our father died in the wilderness, and he was not part of the community that banded together agaist the lord with the community of korah, For through his own offense he died, and he had no sons. Why should our father's name be withdrawn from the midst of his clan Because he had no son?" (Numbers 27:1-4)   "Give us a holding in...

Balak 5773 – Gilayon #804

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Balak And balaam went with balak And they came to the village of huzoth (streets). (Bemidbar 22:39)   Kiriat Huzoth – A city full of markets, men women and children in its street, so as to say "See, and have pity that these not be uprooted".  (Rashi ibid., ibid.)   And Balaam went etc. – meaning to indicate that he did not treat him with respect, but rather that Balak went ahead and he followed, therefore it does not say ‘and Balak and...

Chukat 5773 – Gilayon #803

(link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Chukkat That they take you a perfect red cow That has no blemish and on which no yoke has been put. And you shall give her to eleazar the priest… (Bemidbar 19:2-3)   We have already explained that the whole intention with regard to the Sanctuary was to affect those that came to it with a feeling of awe and of fear; as it says: Ye shall fear My Sanctuary. Now if one is continually in contact with a venerable object, the impression...