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November 26, 2016

After the whole long and detailed story of Eliezer looking for a bride for Yitzchak, he is finally on his way back with his mission accomplished - he found Rivka. The Torah describes the eventual meeting between the two, and it seems that we should pay attention to the...

November 25, 2016

Tens of thousands are expected to come to Hebron this Shabbat, to hear this week’s parasha read in the place where it occurred – in Me’arat HaMahpela, the Cave of the Patriarchs. Parashat Hayei Sarah describes the sale of the first Jewish gravesite in history to Avraha...

November 25, 2016

Last week we learned about the importance of one preparing for Shabbat by himself, this week we will learn about what are the preparations one should make for shabbat.

The Sages state that there are three things one must say in his home as it gets dark on Friday: (1) “H...

November 19, 2016

In the parasha Hashem sends three angels to visit Avraham Avinu who was recovering from his Brit Mila. The main purpose of their visit was Bikur Cholim, and the Tora describes the visit in detail. At the end of their visit the angels stood up, preparing themselves to l...

Daniel: We started learning Talmud Brachot together a couple of weeks ago. When I learn with the Rabbi I understand the Gemara from a whole new perspective. We learn it and we review over and over again. I like learning with the Rabbi because I have some trouble with t...

November 18, 2016

One of the most interesting things in the Parasha is the uncompromising effort on the part of Avraham to save the people of Sedom and Gomorrah. The Midrash says that the people of Sedom and Gomorrah enjoyed an abundance of material wealth, but they used it in an evil w...

November 12, 2016

In our Parasha the main figure is Avraham Avinu, and his adventures fill our parasha with details and values. We are taught in depth about him since he is the founder of Am Israel. The whole Hebrew story has developed based on his great values and character. Teaching t...

During the past week Joelle Cons and I, Sarah Moyal, learned in the kollel with the amazing Bat Sherut, Rivka.  We are learning about how to get to know yourself better as a proud Jew. In the few verses that we have studied, we learn how a person needs to know his good...

November 11, 2016

Right from the earliest days of the Jewish nation, along with the choice of the first patriarch, Avraham Avinu, God designated a national home for His chosen people. Avraham was sent to explore the land and to begin building a new life there, away from his homeland, hi...

November 11, 2016

The Torah states: “On the sixth day, they shall prepare what they have brought in” (Shemot 16:5). It is inferred from here that there is a mitzva to prepare for Shabbat on Friday. Even a rich and dignified person who has servants who take care of all his needs during t...

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