Shem MiShmuel Parshat Vayeira: Why Do the Angels Eat?

Abraham’s uniqueness and the nature of eating. The Torah portion opens with Avraham recovering from his bris milah. He was sitting at the entrance to his tent, hoping to offer hospitality to any passerby, when three men approached. They were actually malachim (angels) sent by God to Avraham, each …

Parshat Bo: Our Secret Weatherman –

Rabbi Yechezkel Freundlich is the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta, Georgia. Ordained at Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinical College, he holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University.

Family Parsha Parshat Shmot: Trying Our Best –

Sometimes it’s possible to do the impossible. In this week’s Portion, Batya, the daughter of Pharaoh, saw baby Moses floating in a basket down the Nile river. She wanted to save him from drowning, and even though he seemed impossibly out of reach, she stuck out her arm to try anyway. God …

Parasha-Page for PARASHAT SHEMOT 5758 by Mordecai Kornfeld

Dedicated in loving memory of Yocheved Chaya (Weingold) Kleinerman, of blessed memory, on the occasion of her Yahrzeit, 22 Tevet, by her grandchildren: Penina Goldstein, Aaron Meir and Yael Rena Goldstein, & Shoshanna and James Sanders.

Family Parsha Parshat Bechukotai: A Little Respect

It’s great to be respectful. The upcoming day of Lag B’Omer is special for many reasons. One of them is that it celebrates the end of a terrible plague long ago that killed nearly all the great rabbis and scholars of the Jewish people.

Family Parsha Parshat Shmot: Getting Involved –

If we see someone in trouble and there’s a chance we can help, we should not turn our heads the other way. We should get involved and help him out. This week’s Torah portion shows us several examples of the courage to get involved, like when Batya rescues baby Moses from the river, and later, when …

Parshat Chayei Sarah: Giving More than Expected

A discussion story for kids on the trait of kindness. Somebody who helps when asked is a kind person. But there is an even higher level of kindness. That is someone who opens his heart, considers what people need, and does even more for them than what they originally asked. This is the trait of our …

Family Parsha Parshat Nitzavim: Be Strong and Brave

Sometimes when we face a challenging situation we feel worried. Maybe something will go wrong or things won’t turn out the way we want. This week’s Torah portion teaches us that it’s better to have courage and trust in God at these times rather than to worry. “Be strong and brave,” The Torah tells …

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Chayei Sarah 5769 –

Torah Portion of the Week Chayei Sarah. Sarah dies at the age of 127. Avraham purchases a burial place for her in Hebron in the cave of Ma’arat HaMachpela. Avraham sends his servant, Eliezer, back to the “old country,” his birthplace Charan, to find a wife for Yitzhak (Isaac).

Parasha-Page – The Dafyomi Advancement Forum

PARASHAT MATTOT-MASEI 5757 A GIFT TO THE KOHEN; A GIFT TO THE LEVITE As we saw at the end of Parashat Balak, the idolatrous Midianite women caused the Jewish men to sin, bringing about the deaths of 24,000 Jewish men in a plague of divine retribution.