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LIVING WITH THE PARSHAH -   PARSHAS EKEV

08/04/2017 06:10:27 PM

Aug4

Rabbi Yaakov Feitman

Ouch! How significant is a small bang or bump? Our Parshah teaches us that it can be very important to us in the very long run. The Sedra begins and receives its name from the words “Vehaya ekev tishme’un – This shall be the reward when you hearken.” The Medrash Tanchumah here refers us to the posuk “Why should I be fearful in days of evil, when the injunctions akeivai that I trod upon will surround me?” (Tehillim 49:6). The name...Read more...

PARSHAS VAESCHANAN SHABBOS NACHAMU

08/04/2017 09:27:59 AM

Aug4

Rabbi Yaakov Feitman

We have a kabalah – a strong tradition – from many Gedolim (see Sefas Emes 5656; Bais Yisrael 5709, 5712, 5715), especially in the Gerrer dynasty, that Parshas Vaeschanan mirrors the nechamah – the consolation – of Shabbos Nachamu. For this reason, this Parshah includes the Aseres Hadibros, which indicates that despite the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash, we will always have our Torah. It also includes Shma Yisrael, which reminds us...Read more...

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