Sunday, June 30, 2013
The condition of the pedestrian struck about 10 days ago on Route 9, has deteriorated. Sources says Refoel Baruch ben Esther Henya is in “very critical condition,” after coming down with severe issues. “The doctors are not very happy,” a source said. The Meshulach, from Eretz Yisroel, remains in Jersey Shore Medical Center. Please continue to be Mispallel for Refoel Baruch ben Esther Henya.
Building Through Study The Rambam introduces every one of the fourteen books of the Mishneh Torah with a verse from the Prophets or the Sacred Writings. For Sefer Avodah, “the Book of Divine Service,” which contains a description of the Beis HaMikdash and the sacrifices offered there, he employs the verse:1 “Seek out the welfare of Jerusalem, those who love you shall prosper.” Most of the other verses the Rambam chooses merely indicate a point of connection to the subject under discussion. The selection of this verse, by contrast, is intrinsically related to the purpose of studying the laws that follow. For it implies that there is an obligation to “Seek out the welfare of Jerusalem,” to concern oneself with the structure and functions of the Beis HaMikdash although we are, at present, incapable of actually building it.2 To explain: One of the 613 mitzvos of the Torah is the commandment to build a Sanctuary,3 and the fulfillment of this commandment is incumbent upon every Jewish man and woman.4 The desired manner of fulfilling this commandment is to participate in the actual construction of the Beis HaMikdash. Nevertheless, in an era when this is not possible, G‑d has offered us an alternative. To cite an example from history: G‑d revealed the details of the structure of the Beis HaMikdash of the Era of the Redemption to the prophet Yechezkel, and told him:5 “Tell the people of Israel of the House... and measure the design.” Our Sages relate:6 Yechezkel replied to Him: “Master of the Earth, why are You telling me to go and tell Israel the form of the House... They are now in exile in the land of our enemies. Is there anything they can do [about it]? Let them be until they return from the exile. Then, I will go and inform them.” G‑d answered: “Should the construction of My House be ignored because My children are in exile?” G‑d declared: “The study of the Torah’s [design of the Beis HaMikdash] can be equated to its [actual] construction. Go, tell them to study the form of the Beis HaMikdash. As a reward for their study and their occupation with it, I will consider it as if they actually built the Beis HaMikdash.”
Friday, June 28, 2013
S"A SIMAN 32 SIF 16 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 51 However, the M.A., in the name of the Maharit, writes that it is necessary to cover what is in front of /the letter MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:WHAT IF THE TINOK CAN READ IT? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
S"A SIMAN 32 SIF 14 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 33 The Rami writes that their scribes employ a different solution. All the parchments are /made/ equally /large/, with the same length and the same thickness, but margins are left /blank/ in /the parchments of/ the short passages. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q1:WHAT DO WE DO NOWADAYS? SIF 15 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 43 This even /applies/ if a child who is neither /especially/ intelligent nor /especially/ simple has read the letter /correctly/ MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q2:WHAT ABOUT KRIAS HATORAH? FOR THE ANSWERS CLICK HERE.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
S"A SIMAN 32 SIF 9 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 28 /For/ the application of the non-Jew for this /purpose/ is not required except at the point when they are placed in the lime and for so short a time he will heed /the Jew/ and place /them there/ with this in mind. MISHANA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:WHY? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Medrash tells us that although "No other prophet arose in Israel like Moshe," (Devarim, 34:10) nonetheless amongst the nations there was a comparable prophet - Bil'am! R' Yehoshuah Leib Diskin explains this surprising statement of Chazal by expounding on the concept of nevu'ah, prophecy. In these few lines we do not pretend to do justice to this deep and complex subject, but very briefly, he explains what Chazal mean when they say that Moshe Rabbenu was the only prophet who saw be'aspaklaria hameirah - with a clear visualization. All other nevi'im saw visions, sometimes parables - an almond staff, a menorah - and it was their task to accurately interpret the vision to the prophecy that they were to pass on to the people. As the generations proceeded and the levels of prophecy dropped, the visions became more and more obscure, until Doniel, for example, at one point declared to the angel that he did not understand the explanation behind the vision. Moshe Rabbenu was unique in that he did not see a vision or a parable, but received direct to his intellect the message of Hashem, with no need to interpret it. All other prophets said, "Koh amar Hashem," - Like this Hashem has spoken, whereas Moshe said, "Zeh hadovor" - This is the word of Hashem." When Bil'am came to curse the Bnei Yisrael, Hashem gave him a prophecy that would instead be a blessing for Klal Yisroel. Of course Bil'am did not deserve to receive any level of nevu'ah, but on this occasion, Bil'am could not receive a regular prophecy, because that would require the input and interpretation of the prophet, and Hashem did not want that Rasha to misinterpret the prophecy for the bad. And thus it was that for the only time in history, someone other than Moshe received a prophecy of the highest level - a direct message with no interpretation or input from the prophet, but a clear message from Hashem to bless Klal Yisroel. In this week's journal we will discuss the topic of the validity of the financial transactions of an agent or partner who misrepresents another, and exceeds the authority given to him.(AUDIO HERE) CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION.
Tzar Ba’alei Chaim Fundamentals By: Rav Yehonassan Dovid Hool Bais HaVaad-Yerushalayim The Halacha forbids one from causing any unnecessary pain or distress to an animal. Min Hatorah or Miderabanan? There is, however, some debate amongst the Poskim as to whether this prohibition is Min HaTorah or Mi'derabanan. This difference of opinion originates in the Gemora (Bava Metzia 32b onwards) in which R' Yose Hagelili maintains that it is only Miderabanan, whereas the Chachamim hold that it is forbidden from the Torah. The opinion that forbids Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim from the Torah learns this from the verse that teaches that if one sees an animal struggling under its load, one is obliged to help the owner unload the burden from the animal, and the Gemora understands that this is because one may not cause pain to an animal (Rashi, Shabbos 128b). Others (Ra'avad, Shitta Mekubetzes, Bava Metzia 32b; Da'as Zekenim, Devorim 25:4) derive this prohibition from the fact that the Torah forbids muzzling an ox whilst it is threshing grain, because the animal is distressed when it works with food and cannot eat from it 1. There are other Poskim, however, who rule that Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim is forbidden only Miderabanan, because there is an implication in the Gemora that the Halacha follows the opinion of R' Yose Hagelili. The Rambam (Hichos Rotze'ach Ushemiras Nefesh, 13:14) seems to follow this view.2
THE BAIS HAVAAD'S PARSHA PERSPECTIVES Parshas Balak: Did Bilaam Deserve to Get Paid? By: Rabbi Tzvi Price
DID BILAAM DESERVE TO GET PAID? What would you say in the following case? What is the Bais HaVaad? Sponsor an Issue of the PARSHA PERSPECTIVES A developer buys a tract of land near a mountain ridge. His plan is to build luxury summer homes on the site. He calls a construction company to come down to give an estimate on the cost to excavate the site for twelve houses. The owner of the company and his chief engineer come out to look at the site and the engineer realizes very quickly that he might not be able to do the job with the company’s equipment because that particular area around the mountain ridge is known to contain huge underground boulders. “We hit one of those and we’re out of luck,” says the engineer. “My equipment can’t handle a boulder that’s more than ten feet in diameter. After that, you’re going to have to call in a whole different kind of excavator who has much bigger equipment.” “What are the chances of that happening?” asks the developer. “Oh, about 50/50,” answers the engineer. “What do you think? Should we try it?” the developer asks, turning to the construction company owner. “It’s up to you,” replies the owner of the company, “but you should just realize that if we hit one of those boulders, there is nothing I’m going to be able to do for you, no matter how much you pay me. We just don’t have the equipment.” The developer takes a moment to think about it, and then says, “Gentleman, let’s go for it.” “Okay, you got it,” the owner of the construction company says as he shakes the developer’s hand. “I’ll have my guys down here on Monday.” On Monday morning, the excavation crew arrives at the site as promised and begins to dig. Within an hour they hit a massive boulder that is fifteen feet across. They pack up their equipment, load the hydraulic excavator onto its flatbed, and leave. The construction company owner bills the developer $25,000 for the job saying that he turned away other jobs to reserve the crew for what should have been a two week job. He’s just covering his costs, he claims. The developer only agrees to pay $1000 for the one day that the crew actually worked, arguing that the owner of the company knew the risks involved and accepted them. The owner of the company replies to the developer’s argument by saying, “Why do you think I told you that I might not be able to do the job if we hit a boulder? I meant that if it happens, you’ll have to pay me for the whole job.” The developer answers, “Well, I thought you just wanted me to be aware that such a thing might happen so I shouldn’t be upset at you if it does. In my mind, you were just suggesting to me that maybe I should hire a bigger company right off the bat, instead of risking delaying the project by going with you.” Who is right according to Halacha? … And what could this possibly have to do with Parshas Balak?
Most of Parshat Balak recounts King Balak hiring of the prophet Balaam to curse Bnei Yisroel and the subsequent blessings Hashem puts in Balaam’s mouth instead of the planned curses. Unable to turn Hashem’s wrath against Bnei Yisroel through curses, Balaam suggest another tactic to arouse God’s ire: Entice the men of Bnei Yisroel to sin with beautiful Moabite girls who will get them to worship their idol Baal Peor. That would surely arouse God’s anger and wreak havoc against Bnei Yisroel, their mutual enemy. Unfortunately, this plan succeeds. The worship of Baal Peor was the most depraved of all idol worship and involved performing one’s bodily functions before this god. Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz of the Mirrer Yeshiva raises two major questions on this sequence of events. First, what is the connection between cohabiting with the Moabite women and worshipping Baal Peor, and secondly, how could Bnei Yisroel fall to such a depraved level. click here for Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein.
There is an eternal debate amongst philosophers and criminologists as to whether the mob boss or the actual hit man is most culpable in the murder of a rival gang leader. Though both are certainly morally guilty, the question as to which one bears the legal onus for the crime, absent statutory law on the matter, is an issue of discussion and differing opinions. In Judaism there is a concept “that there is no excuse of agency present when a sin or crime is being committed.” This means that the hit man who pulled the trigger or planted the explosive is certainly the more guilty party, in such a scenario of an ordered murder. In the words of the Talmud “regarding the instructions from the Master and contrary instructions from the student – who should one listen to?!”
t is a well-known and almost instinctive response to attack the messenger when one feels that the message being delivered is incorrect, unwanted or unfair. The poor messenger usually finds one’s self in a hapless and hopeless predicament. It then becomes a contest of personalities and not of ideas, a shouting match instead of a reasoned debate.
The story of Bilam, the pagan prophet, begins with a bewildering set of non-sequiturs—a sequence of events that seems to have no logic. First, the background. The Israelites are approaching the end of their forty years in the wilderness. Already they have fought and won wars against Sichon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan. They have arrived at the plains of Moab—today, southern Jordan at the point where it touches the Dead Sea. Balak, king of Moab, is concerned, and he shares his distress with the elders of Midian. The language the Torah uses at this point is precisely reminiscent of the reaction of the Egyptians at the beginning of the book of Exodus.
"It is a nation that will dwell in solitude and won't be considered among the nations" (Bamidbar 23:9). Against his will and contrary to his hopes, the wicked Bilaam was forced to bless the Nation of Israel. Bilaam of course intended the above utterance as a curse; he wanted the Jews to be considered outcasts and never accepted by any society. Non-believers throughout the ages have tried to rescind Bilaam's intent by assimilating and trying to forcibly gain acceptance by the other nations. Yet throughout Jewish history, the slightest deviation from Torah and Torah values – let alone total assimilation – has always led to tragedy. Fortunately, Bilaam's curse isn't the decisive factor. Hashem extracts a wonderful blessing for the Jewish People from Bilaam's venomous words. Nothing is better for the Jewish people than dwelling in holiness and solitude, without the spiritual contamination of outside influences. In his classic interpretation of the Passover Haggadah, the great Abarbanel writes that in addition to the fact that our people preserved our traditional dress, language, and names in Egypt, by virtue of the separate Jewish settlement in the Goshen area of Egypt, there wasn't a single case of assimilation and the Jews were therefore redeemed from bondage. Bilaam's apparent curse is a blessing on a much deeper level as well, with import spiritual ramifications. He says that Israel "won't be considered among the nations". Rashi interprets that Israel has an entirely separate account from the nations of the world. The Zohar and the Midrash say that Israel exists on a totally different spiritual plane from the other nations. Whereas the other nations receive their abundance by way of an exhaustive hierarchy of messengers that are clothed within nature, Hashem personally and directly feeds the Jewish people, especially those who dwell in the Land of Israel. Our sages teach us that while the nations of the world are subjugated to the laws of nature, Israel – Hashem's chosen people – are not, on condition that they observe His commandments and devote their lives to Torah and prayer. Since Torah and prayer are above nature, those who cling to them also defy nature. Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches (Likutei Moharan I:216) that our prayers lift us beyond the limitations of nature. In addition, they defy nature and can alter nature. For example, according to nature, the job market could be sorely limited, the economy recessive, and no employment opportunities available. None of these natural limitations mean anything to Hashem. So, when people pray, Hashem can arrange for them any number of suitable jobs; if Hashem so desires, He can send them their livelihood without even working. In light of Rebbe Nachman's above teaching, a person would have to be an imbecile to flatter an employer or to subjugate himself to flesh and blood or to the laws of nature in his efforts to bring home the bread. Prayer and emuna both defy the laws of nature, and enable The King's children – the Jewish people – to eat directly out of His blessed outstretched hand.
The Weird Worship of Peor After failing to curse the people of Israel, Balaam devised another plan to make trouble for the Jewish people. He advised using Moabite and Midianite women to entice the Israelite men into worshipping Baal Peor. How was this idol worshipped? The word Peor means to 'open up' or 'disclose.' According to the Talmud, the worshippers would bare their backsides and defecate in honor of the idol. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 64a) illustrates the repulsive nature of this particular idolatry with the following two stories: "There was once a gentile woman who was very ill. She vowed: 'If I recover from my illness, I will go and worship every idol in the world.' She recovered, and proceeded to worship every idol in the world. When she came to Peor, she asked its priests, 'How is this one worshipped?' They told her, 'One eats greens and drinks strong drink, and then defecates before the idol.' The woman responded, 'I'd rather become ill again than worship an idol in such a [revolting] manner.'" "Sabta, a townsman of Avlas, once hired out a donkey to a gentile woman. When she came to Peor, she said to him, 'Wait till I enter and come out again.' When she came out, he told her, 'Now you wait for me until I go in and come out.' 'But are you not a Jew?' she asked. 'What does it concern you?' he replied. He then entered, uncovered himself before it, and wiped himself on the idol's nose. The acolytes praised him, saying, 'No one has ever served this idol so consummately!'"
Translated by Rabbi Chanan Morrison Parshat Balak In the parashah of Balak, we find prophetic verses of exquisite beauty, and an inspiring story of God's protection over the Jewish people. But to truly appreciate this Torah portion, one should ponder a remarkable teaching of the Sages. The Talmud (Berachot 12b) relates that the rabbis contemplated incorporating this reading into the daily prayers, alongside the recitation of the Shema. This is truly an astounding statement. What lesson is contained in the words of Balaam — a villainous prophet, steeped in senseless hatred for the Jewish people — that could possibly compare to the Torah's most fundamental beliefs, as affirmed in the Shema, the centerpiece of Jewish prayers?
S"A SIMAN 32 SIF 7 MISHNA BERURA 21 However, once it is after the event, the tefillin /passages/ should not be /ruled as/ invalid MISHNA BERURA CHELEK 1 Q1:SHOULD YOU DO SIRTUT AFTER WRITING EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT PASUL? SIF 8 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 26 Despite /its greater holiness/, one may divert /parchment designed for use in a Torah Scroll/ to /use/ for tefillin /passages/ or mezuzos, although these have a lesser /degree of/ holiness. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q2:1 SHOULD YOU NOT SAY? FOR THE ANSWERS CLICK HERE.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
lthough its been nearly three years since the famed adult group SHALSHELES released their last album, they have been featured on not one but TWO prominent concert CD/DVD since (HASC 25 & OHEL-The Music We Love). However a music fan must wonder what has the famed composed Yitzchok Rosenthal and Shalsheles been up to these past three years? The answer my friends is the next step in the evolution of Shalsheles, a NEW Shalsheles album which will feature collaborations with other artists. That’s right, this winter/Chanukah season music fans everywhere will be treated to the famed music stylings of Shalsheles as the group is joined by many of their “friends” in the music business. With the summer season upon us and the three weeks beginning, this is a time when Achdus/Togetherness is most important. For this very reason Yitzchok Rosenthal is trying something new. One of the new tracks on the upcoming album is “Lmaan Achai” (for the sake of my brother) and features the world renown YU Maccabeats as the collaborating artists. This song is being released in anticipation of the upcoming album as an Accaplla Single next week for download only for tzedakah/charity. The song will be available on iTunes shortly by clicking following this link to get new track AND support Jewish unity from Shalsheles & the Maccabeats, and don’t forget to look out for their upcoming album this winter/Chanukah season.
RABBI WEG ASKS WHEN WE DO BEDIKAS CHAMETZ WHAT ARE YOU CLEANING FOR?HE ANSWERS THE SIZE OF CHEERIOS.THE SHAREI TZION SAYS WHEN THERE A PLACE OF VADAI CHAMETZ THEN SEARCH FOR CRUMBS.ITS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO SELL A GOI A LOCATION IN YOUR HOUSE B/C THEN YOU WILL LOSE OUT ON THE MITZVA OF BEDIKA.BE CAREFUL WHEN SEARCHING FOR CRUMBS TO NOT GET TIRED OUT THEN YOU WILL LOSE THE MITZVOS OF THE SEDER.A PLACE OF FOOD EATING OR PREPERATION YOU SHOULD SEARCH FOR CRUMBS.FOR THE REST OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
S"A SIMAN 32 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 1 One must write the /letter/ DALED of /the word/ ECHAD as large as four small DALED /letters/. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:BIDEVED IS IT OK IF YOU DONT DO THIS? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
Monday, June 24, 2013
S"A SIMAN 31 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 8 The Acharonim agree with the opinion of the Taz, that it is preferable to don /tefillin on Chol Ha- Mo’ed/ without /making/ a blessing /over them/. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:NOWADAYS WHAT DO THEY DO IN ERETZ YISRAEL? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
S"A SIMAN 28 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 2 See the P.Mg. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q1:WHAT DOES THE P.M.G SAY? SIMAN 30 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 5 That the Sages only forbade one to don /tefillin/ at night initially. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q2:WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF TIME DURING THE DAY TO PUT ON TEFILLIN? FOR THE ANSWERS CLICK HERE.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
1.WHY IS THE MESECHTA CALLED PESACHIM PLURAL.RISHONIM THERE A PESACH RISHON AND PESACH SHENI.ANOTHER REASON 2 SUBJECTS DISCUSSED IN THE MESECHTA THE 1ST 4 PERAKIM AND THE LAST PEREK DISCUSS MATZA CHAMETZ BEDIKAS CHAMETZ AND OTHER PERAKIM DISCUSS KORBAN PESACH ORIGINALLY ITS WAS 2 MESECHTS THEN IT WAS COMBINED INTO 1.MERI PESACH YUD MEM THE MESECHTA TALKS ABOUT PESACH AND YETZIAS METZRIEM.1 MORE PISHAT APTER RAV I LOST MY ASSETS YOU LOST KORBAN TAMID MORNING AFTERNOON WHEN WE LEARN MESECHTA PESACHIM YES THERE CHAMETZ MATZA AND THE SEDER BUT CHAZAL WANTED US TO REMEMBER EVERYDAY PESACH WE LOST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE KORBAN PESACH AND HASHEM SHOULD HELP WE SHOULD GET THE OPPORTUNITY VERY SOON. 2.YOU HAVE A SHUL IN YOUR APARTMENT OR HOUSE RENT IT OUT DO YOU HAVE TO DO BEDIKAS CHAMETZ.TOSFOS YOU MAY FIND CHAMETZ YES DO BEDIKAH B/C WE ARE WORRIED YOU MIGHT EAT IT BUT RASHI AFRAID OWN IT IT NOT YOURS NO BEDIKA NEEDED.ANOTHER NAFKA MINAH SOMEONE DID BITUL BUT NO BEDIKAH AND FOUND CHAMETZ ON PESACH TOSFOS BITUL GOOD NO PROBLEM BAL YIRA BAL YIMMATZA BUT ACCORDING TO RASHI A LEAST MIDRABANAN YOU WILL BE OVER BAL YIRA BAL YIMATZA. 3.THE RAVAD SAYS TO DO BEDIKA WHEN THERE A LITTLE LIGHT OUTSIDE WHEN NIGHT BEGINS THE M,B SAYS WASH HANDS B/4 BEDIKA BUT WHAT IF YOU DONT HAVE WATER DO BEDIKA IMMEDIATELY.YOU FIND A LOST OBJECT ON THE NIGHT OF BEDIKA AND YOU KNOW WHO LOST IT SHOULD YOU RETURN IT 1ST OR DO BEDIKA 1ST.RAV ELYASHIV DO BEDIKA 1ST MITZVA OVERES. 4.CHADASHIM ISHANIM SAYS DONT WORRY YOUR MISSING LEARNING BEDIKAS CHAMETZ IS AS GOOD AS LEARNING. 5.THE RADVAZ SAYS BODKIN ES HACHAMETZ CHECK YOUR SPIRITUAL STATUS MAKOM SHEMACNISIN BO CHAMETZ CHECK YOUR OWN HEART AND NOT YOUR FRIENDS. THIS IS JUST SOME OF RABBI ELEFANTS INSIGHTS FOR THE REST JOIN THE MOST LISTENED TO DAF YOMI ON ThE WEB.
Friday, June 21, 2013
S"A SIMAN 27 SIF 11 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 38 If /while one donned tefillin/ they became inverted, it is an act of piety to fast or to redeem /the fast/ with charity. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:ARE YOU YOTZE YOUR CIUV OF TEFILLIN? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
A Meshulach was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Madison Avenue late Thursday evening, TLS reports. At about 11:15 PM, the man was crossing Madison Avenue at the intersection of 6th Street, when he was struck by a vehicle heading South on the State highway. He suffered severe head trauma, and was transported to the Jersey Shore Medical Center by Hatzolah Paramedics. Sources say the victim suffered a fractured skull, and severe internal injuries. He remains in critical condition, and was undergoing extensive surgery on Friday morning. Please be Mispallel for Boruch ben Esther Henya. (Source: TLS)
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In this Torah shiur (class) on Parshat Balak, Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the use of the words "shalosh regalim," when the donkey spoke to Bilam. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
RAV GREENWALD SAYS WE HAVE COMPLETED A DIFFICULT JOURNEY.ERUVIN ALL ABOUT ISSURIM DIRABANAN AND THIS IS MORE BELOVED TO HASHEM ARE THE RABANAN FENCES TO THE TORAH.THERE ARE MANY TESTS IN THE WORLD.TAKANAS DIRBANAN ARE THE SAFEGUARD FOR THE TORAH.BEIS HAMIKDASH ON THE OTHER HAND IS THE WORLD OF SHALAMUS AND THEREFORE THERE NO MAKOM FOR SHEVUS.GRAND FINALE OF GIZARAS DIRABANANS THATS SIYUM ON MASECHTA ERUVIN.NOW WE ENTER PESACHIM WHICH IS FULL OF DIURISSAS.HOWEVER ONE IMPORTANT THING NOT IN MESECHTA THATS MINHAGIM OF FAMILY.KLAL YISRAEL EXISTS MISHPACA OF YID CHILDREN DEVELOP RELATIONSHIP WITH HASHEM.ERUVIN ADD ON RESTRICTIONS AND PESACHIM MINHAGIM FAMILY HASHEM SHOULD HELP US ADD TORAH RESTRICTIONS OF ERUVIN AND PESACHIM FAMILY MINHAGIM SHOULD HELP US GREET MASHIACH BIMHARA BIYAMANU AMAN.CLICK HERE FOR THE SHIUR.
1.THE TZITZ ELIEZER SAYS THAT SYRINGE WITH A NEEDLE IS NOT A PROBLEM OF BONEH B/C HE DOES NOT WANT IT TO REMAIN. 2.BASIS OF ERUVIN SHLOMO HAMELECH MADE A TAKANAH B/C WE ARE WORRIED THAT IF YOU CARRY FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE YOU MIGHT COME TO CARRY FROM YOUR HOUSE TI THE RESHUS HARABIM.WHY DOES A PERSON MAKE THIS MISTAKE B/C ITS NOT ON HIS MIND HADRAN ALACH HAMOTZI TEFFILIN GODS ALWAYS ON YOUR MIND.PESACHIM ALSO FORGET ABOUT CHAMETZ BUT IF YOU HAVE HASHEM ON YOUR MIND YOU WILL NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR CHAMETZ AND THATS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PESACHIM AND ERUVIN.
S"A SIMAN 27 SIF 5 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 5 Regarding donning the tefillin over one’s shirt, however, there are /authorities/ who say that it is prohibited MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q1:WHAT ABOUT A CAST IS IT THE SAME AS A SHIRT? SIF 6 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 27 If one was not born like that, but only accustomed himself afterwards to write with the left /hand/ and does his other actions with his right /hand/, he should don /the tefillin/ on /the arm which is/ the left /arm/ for everybody else. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q2:YOU WRITE WITH YOUR LEFT HAND AND DO EVERYTHING ELSE WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND WHERE DO THE TEFILLIN GO? FOR THE ANSWERS CLICK HERE.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Continuing his focus on the daf yomi this morning, Nachum welcomed Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Kashruth Department to JM in the AM to discuss his role in this exciting approach to learning gemara (The Talmud). Rabbi Elefant gives the biggest daf yomi shiur on the planet; learning the daf most days with 18-hundred students watching on OUdaf.org. Those participating in daf yomi begin masechta Pesachim this Shabbos, so it’s a perfect time to join the tens of thousands who study the daf each day. Nachum and the Rabbi discussed favorite tractates, and the benefits of getting involved in this daily learning group.
S"A SIMAN 27 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 6 but if one became stumped on the right /, then/ even if his entire arm has been severed he is obliged to /don/ tefillin MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1 Q:IF A PERSON HAS NO RIGHT HAND WHAT SHOULD HE DO ABOUT TEFILLIN? FOR THE ANSWER CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In this week's parsha we read about the death of Aharon Hakohen and how the Canaanites came to fight the Jews. The Torah tells that the Canaanites captured a maidservant, and the Jews fought back and recaptured her. What is the significance of knowing exactly who was captured, when anyways the Jews fought back and recaptured her? The Netziv explains that Hashem brought on this tragedy for the purpose of teaching the Jews how to deal with wars. Hashem was trying to teach us that the main ammunition in war is prayer and giving charity, as the Jews did. Since this was essentially an educational lesson, Hashem arranged that a "non-member" of the nation would be captured in order to minimize the trauma of the event.(AUDIO HERE) CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION.