Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MAZEL TOV DAF YOMI FINISHED MASECHTA SHEVUOS YESTERDAY and IS STARTING MASECHTA AVODAH ZARAH TODAY

Don't forget to buy a Yated Neman b/c it has Tales and Teachings From the Daf.

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Insights, stories, and teachings on THE WEEKLY PARASHAH from the treasure-trove of the maggid Harav Yaakov Galinsky zt"l Overview Delivering a good derashah is an art. An art that Rav Yaakov Galinsky, zt"l, one of the greatest maggidim of our generation, perfected as he delivered thousands of derashos in the halls of yeshivos and batei midrash before huge audiences, both religious and nonreligious. When he was a bachur in the Novardok yeshivah, there was a daily mussar seder during which each talmid was expected to present his thoughts and ideas. It was then that Rav Galinsky started to develop his talent for making an impact on others with his words. Over the years, he was responsible for bringing many people closer to Hashem. What was his secret? First of all, he would say, if someone delivers divrei Torah in public that don't resonate with his listeners, it would be better not to say them at all. The listeners need to be able to relate to what they are hearing. Second: If someone says divrei Torah, not only do they have to be relevant, but also "sweet as honey." The speech has to be entertaining and enjoyable. Interweave the words of Torah with captivating stories and penetrating meshalim to hold the listeners' attention. Finally, it's not enough to have relevant content. It's not enough to have engaging stories. The mixture of content and stories has to be balanced, like a cup of tea with a dollop of honey. Too much honey, and it's oversweet. Too little, and it's too bland. Just right, and it's a delight... This was the secret to Rav Galinsky's success as a maggid. Everything he said had its basis in Chazal; everything had a lesson that resonated with today's generation. But he made sure to sprinkle his derashos with enough good stories to illustrate the lessons and captivate his audiences. Now his derashos are finally accessible in print to the English-speaking readership. In his unique, penetrating style-with stories and parables, lessons and maxims, pesukim and ma'amarei Chazal-he brings the weekly parashah to life. As you unearth this magnificent treasury of stories and real-life lessons, Rav Galinsky's derashoswill transform you and your Shabbos table.

Schottenstein Talmud Yerushalmi - English Edition - Tractate Kiddushin IS AT KESHER STAM


For five generations of the Talmudic era, the great Sages of the Land of Israel flourished in the Galil. There, like the Sages of Babylonia, they debated, expounded, and applied the laws and principles of the Mishnah that were received at Sinai .The sacred learning of those years was gathered in the Talmud Yerushalmi ù The Jerusalem Tamud. They lived with Roman pogroms and persecution ù but the flame of Torah burned bright despite it all. Until about 350 C. E., when brutal Roman anti-Semitism decimated the Holy LandÆs yeshivos and silenced its voice of Torah. But the SagesÆ teachings live on in the Talmud Yerushalmi, just as the teachings of Babylonia live one in the Talmud Bavli ù The Babylonian Talmud. But while the Sages of Babylonia had another 150 years to redact, clarify and organize the text of the Babylonian Talmud, Roman persecution in the Holy Land made that impossible. Thus, the Jerusalem Talmud is exceedingly difficult, and ù despite its great significance û it has been a closed book to all but select, elite scholars. Now, thanks to the outstanding scholars who produced the classic Schottenstein Edition of Talmud Bavli, the lock is being removed on yet another treasure-house of Torah ShebÆal Peh, the Oral Law. This project has been enthusiastically welcomed and endorsed by Torah leaders in Israel and America.20% off at KESHER STAM

Schottenstein Talmud Yerushalmi - English Edition [#37] - Tractate Sotah Vol 2 IS AT KESHER STAM


For five generations of the Talmudic era, the great Sages of the Land of Israel flourished in the Galil. There, like the Sages of Babylonia, they debated, expounded, and applied the laws and principles of the Mishnah that were received at Sinai .The sacred learning of those years was gathered in the Talmud Yerushalmi The Jerusalem Tamud. They lived with Roman pogroms and persecution but the flame of Torah burned bright despite it all. Until about 350 C. E., when brutal Roman anti-Semitism decimated the Holy LandÆs yeshivos and silenced its voice of Torah. But the Sages teachings live on in the Talmud Yerushalmi, just as the teachings of Babylonia live one in the Talmud Bavli - The Babylonian Talmud. But while the Sages of Babylonia had another 150 years to redact, clarify and organize the text of the Babylonian Talmud, Roman persecution in the Holy Land made that impossible. Thus, the Jerusalem Talmud is exceedingly difficult, and despite its great significance it has been a closed book to all but select, elite scholars. Now, thanks to the outstanding scholars who produced the classic Schottenstein Edition of Talmud Bavli, the lock is being removed on yet another treasure-house of Torah Sheball Peh, the Oral Law. This project has been enthusiastically welcomed and endorsed by Torah leaders in Israel and America.20% off at KESHER STAM

OU TORAH YU TORAH and NAALEH.COM By Stupendous Supplication Shira Smiles


Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein While Parshat Shemot sets the stage for the redemption and introduces us to all the players in the drama, the actual process of redemption begins in Parshat Va’eira, and seven of the ten plagues are recorded in this parsha. A pattern is established: Moshe Rabennu goes to Pharaoh, asks that Bnei Yisroel be granted permission to worship their God, Pharaoh refuses, Hashem brings a plague onto Egypt, Pharaoh asks Moshe Rabennu to lift the plague, Hashem accedes to Moshe Rabennu’s prayer on Egypt’s behalf and ends the plague, and Pharaoh again refuses to let Bnei Yisroel go.

RABBI WEIN ON VAEIRA 5778


Moshe had complained to God that since the Lord had sent him on a mission to the Pharaoh, the situation of the Jewish people had not only not improved but in fact had worsened. Moshe’s view of the matter was that somehow the Lord had not fulfilled the Divine part of the bargain. This opinion was based on Moshe’s human logic and understanding, which, even though Moshe was on such a high level, was still only a human response.

RABBI WEIN ON IT IS COLD OUTSIDE


The well-known axiom about the weather is that everyone talks about it but there is no one that can do anything about it. So this is an opinion article about the weather without any pretense by the writer to be able to do anything about it. We here in Jerusalem have experienced a number of quite cold days, heavy rains and high winds recently. Of course it is winter here and these things are not especially exceptional for this time of year. Nevertheless, though we pray for rain, when it comes we hope it comes in moderation and with warm temperatures.