Sunday, May 31, 2015

[Aneinu] YWN Rav Kaduri’s Condition Reported to be Critical

Since falling down a flight of stairs leaving beis medrash a few months ago, Rabbi David Kaduri Shlita has been in serious condition. He underwent brain surgery following the fall. On motzei Shabbos his condition is reported as critical, as officials in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital explain his condition has deteriorated. Rav Kaduri is a son of the late Tzaddik, Rav Yitzchak Kaduri ZT”L ZY”A. The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Meir David ben Sara Shadra bsoch kol cholei am yisrael. מאיר דוד בן שרה שדרה. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI(DIRSHU) MB 29a: Who is Obligated to Wear Tzitzis? (17:1-3) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

Please learn lilu nishmas Chaya Sarah bas Baruch Mordechai(Tante) on her yortzeit. Click here.

OU TORAH Shmuel Aleph Second Half Review By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

Please learn lilu nishmas Chaya Sarah bas Baruch Mordechai(Tante)on her yortzeit. Click here.

[Aneinu] Please Daven

received this request from one of our members: Please Daven for Menashe Simcha ben Leah in critical condition. He is an extraordinary person--a survivor of the Shoah. Hashem Yishmor.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

[Aneinu] Please Daven

BS"D Dear Daveners: I apologize for "inundating you," but I just received this request and it is "dachuf." Please daven for מיכל אריאלה בת שרה, Michal Ariella bas Sarah, a young, pregnant, mother of two who has an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. May we only see yeshuos...and thank you very, very much for your accommodation. Have a shabbos of yeshua, refua and menucha.

ONE+ONE Aaron By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses. אֵלֶיךָ ה’ אֶקְרָא וְאֶל אֲדֹנָי אֶתְחַנָּן Unto You, Hashem, I do call, and unto the L-rd I do appeal. – Psalms 30:9 This verse is recited for the name Aharon (Aaron). The Talmud in tractate Brachos (34a) teaches us the way to pray. First, we approach Hashem by recounting His praises. Next, we ask Him for the things we need. Finally, we thank Him for the things He has given us. We see that David, the author of this Psalm, also followed this course of action since he “called” upon G-d (with praise) before “appealing” unto Him (with requests).

OU TORAH 19 LETTERS Letter #16 – Emancipation By Daniel Adler

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 28b: Proper Size of a Talis Kotton (16:1) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 28a: Tzitzis and a Torn Garment (15:5-6) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH Shmuel Aleph 31 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Rabbi Elefant said important to learn hilchos nedarim and shevous to know what your saying.Oor minhag to avois making shevous.Always say bli neder but the Poskim this does not absolve you from your obligation.However its not the same as violating a neder.Click here for the rest of the shiur which has the answer to questions like is saying bli neder toch kida dibur make it not a neder or how about saing bli neder quietly or thinking it?


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[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Thursday Morning

Please daven for Dovid Eliezer ben Esther who will be having surgery tomorrow morning, Thursday, May 28.

OU TORAH Nedarim Daf 2: Introduction to Maseches Nedarim By Bais Havaad The Daf In Halacha

Rav Greenwald asks what is saying I am going to learn 25 dafim of gemara?For the answer click here.


1.The Miforshim ask why is Masecha Nedarim in seder nashim b/c a very important part of the masechta is how the husband and father annulling vows. 2.Why does Nedarim follow Kesuvos perek hamader about nedarim allul vows after she's your wife. 3.Nedarim teaches us the power of speech.The Bal Haturim says the gematria of nedarim is rotzach words kill the value of sppeech. 4.The M"B says if a Frenchmen from says krias sema or tefilla in the US IN French he does not fulfill his mitzva.


Click here for Rabbi Elefant or Rabbi Rosner shiur plus Daf Sugya with Rabbi Elefant and The Bais Havaad The Daf in Halacha.Click here for around a 5 minute review of the daf with Daf Hachaim. Click here for YU Torah daf yomi shiurs the one I sometimes use is The Daf & The Halacha: Nedarim 2 By Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein Welcome to the Kollel Iyun Hadaf where you will find daf outlines and more. Here the Daf Digest with the very nice Halacha Highlight. Daf Notes English Commentary - If you wish to read an easy to understand complete English translation of the Daily Daf then our English Commentary is for you. Our Daf Notes English translation incorporates the discussions of the Gemara for the advanced learner's review and at the same time offers an easy to understand translation for the beginner where you can learn and review the Daf Yomi in under 20 minutes a day! Daf Insights - In conjunction, both commentaries offer some additional food for thought, what we call Daf Insights (in the English Commentary) and Iyunim (in the Hebrew Commentary). These Insights consist of Halachic and Aggadic topics and can be used as a springboard for further research and learning. The Insights of the Hebrew Commentary is more advanced than the Insights of the English Commentary. Don't forget about the Artscroll app and Volume 18 - Nedarim The Noé Standard, Color Edition Also available as a pdf downloadClick here for that.for the print version in Chicago visit Rosenblooms where you will find it for $39.96 If you are out of town cklick here to buy it here. Also don't forget to pick up at your local bookstore The Mesivta Darchei Noam gemaras.and did you know the english Yated Neman has daf insights.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OU TORAH DAF SUGYA WITH RABBI ELEFANT Ksubos Daf 103 - Teaching Torah Part 3(note these are the last ones of Masechta Ksubos)

Rabbi Elefant brings the Podkim who say there no competition by teaching Torah the most effective way of teaching is what counts.You should present it in a way that's appropriate for your crowd.Rav Klein says tell a bal teshuva he did wrong but try to be mikrav him.Also avoid improper influence on other talmidim.When will talmidim succeed when the show proper derech cheretz to their rebbi.A Rebbi should balane his personality so that he will be able to teach his children and talmidim avodas HASHEM.Click here for the rest of the shiur.

OU TORAH DAF SUGYA WITH RABBI ELEFANT Ksubos Daf 103 - Teaching Torah Part 2

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OU TORAH DAF SUGYA WITH RABBI ELEFANT Ksubos Daf 103 -Teaching Torah Part 1

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OU TORAH The Relationship Between Eretz Yisroel- Kesuvos Daf 112 By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rabbi Rappaport says the connection between the last 2 dafs of Kesuvos which talk about Eretz Yisrael and masechta kesuvos is doing mitzvos in Eretz Yisrael gives us shlamus in mitzvos and a husband and wife complete each other.Click here for the rest of the shiur.


Rabbi Elefant and Rabbi Eisentein and Rabbi Rosner bring the Meforshim who explain the end of the gemara that says All the barren trees that are in Eretz Iisrael are destined to bear fruit refers to the The non religous people in this world are empty of Torah and mitzvos.All of klal yisrael learn Torah and we continue to lean Torah.When people not learning Torah join us in learning Torah that will bring Maschiach. Rabbi Rosner asks what the connection between the beginning and end of Kesuvos?The Tzror Hachaim says All come back 3rd Bais Hamikdash but HASHEM divorced us twice 1st and 2nd bais hamikdash katlanis how come back?If one of the marriages was by force it does not count HASHEM a mountin over our heads by har sinai it does not count.How do we now that 2ND Tosfos daf 2 cant get married by force.Come back to Eretz Yisrael all jews with the 3rd bais hamikdash can yhi ratzon.

OU TORAH Shmuel Aleph 30 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 27b: Tzitzis and a Torn Garment (15:4-5) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 27a: Replacing Tzitzis (15:1-3) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 26b: Borrowing a Talis, Tefillin or Sefer Without Permission Siman (14:4-5) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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CHABAD.ORG SPIRITUAL GUIDE TO THE OMER Day Seven of Week 7: Malchut of Malchut 49th Day of the Omer(5 SIVAN DELAY B/C OF SHEVOUT) By Simon Jacobson

Examine the sovereignty of your sovereignty. Does it come from deep- rooted inner confidence in myself? Or is it just a put-on to mask my insecurities? Does that cause my sovereignty to be excessive? Am I aware of my uniqueness as a person? Of my personal contribution?

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Now!

Daniel Moshe Aryeh Ben Chana Rivka hit by car last night. going in for 3 hr brain surgery now. --Leah

Monday, May 25, 2015

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Tuesday

Please daven for Reuven Yisrael ben Rachel who will be having serious surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Unlocking The Torah Text - Bamidbar IS ON AMAZON

Unlocking the Torah Text provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each parsha. Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text. These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities. Clear distinction is made between pshat straightforward literal meaning and Midrash rabbinical exegesis as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative.(From OU PRESS)Order here.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5775 Issue XXIX Parshas Behar Verbal Abuse A Comprehensive Guide To Onaas Devarim By Rabbi Chaim Morgenstern

It is unimaginable for any G-d fearing Jew to earn a living by cheating (onaas mammon). However in our daily lives, we may be transgressing a more severe prohibition than cheating – onaas devarim. Chazal say that onaas devarim is more severe than onaas mammon

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5775 Issue XXIX Parshas Behar Patronizing Jews Buying From, and Selling To, Thy Neighbor By Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

“When you make a sale to your fellow or make a purchase from the hand of your fellow”1 - Chazal interpret this as an adjuration to prefer one's fellow Jew when buying or selling.2 While the major classic halachic codes omit this injunction, the consensus of the poskim is that it is indeed a binding imperative,3 although there is a position that it is merely appropriate moral conduct.4

NAALEH.COM and YU TORAH Deception And Dependency By: Mrs. Shira Smiles

Parshat Behar includes the laws of Shemittah and Yovel, years when the land has its Sabbatical and Jubilee years and is to lie fallow and unworked. Included in this context is the reassurance that Hashem will provide food during the Shemittah year when no crops were planted, and the following year when no crops would grow, and even the year after that until such time that the newly planted crops will ripen. However, in the midst of all these laws of the land, the Torah seems to have inserted a command about business dealings that would seem more appropriate in Parshat Mishpatim which discusses the interpersonal laws that affect the relationship between man and his fellow man. The segment reads: “When you make a sale to your fellow or make a purchase from the hand of your fellow, do not aggrieve one another. … Each of you shall not aggrieve his fellow, and you shall fear your God; for I am Hashem, your God.” What is the relationship between these commands and the Shemittah laws? Click here Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein.

The Politics of Responsibility By Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The 26th chapter of Vayikra sets out with stunning clarity the terms of Jewish life under the covenant. On the one hand, there is an idyllic picture of the blessing of divine favour. If Israel follows God’s decrees and keeps His commands, there will be rain, the earth will yield its fruit, there will be peace, the people will flourish, they will have children, and the Divine presence will be in their midst. God will make them free. “I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.” The other side of the equation, though, is terrifying: the curses that will befall the nation should the Israelites fail to honour their mission as a holy nation:


This becomes an essential element of the world of hope,not in the trivial sense of wishing or wanting things to be better,because we are part of a society in which people know they have a duty to help out family members in dis+tress,and part of a nation whose +founding memory is of just such an act performed by God himself.(for the rest of this divar torah read pages 375-380)