Archive for December, 2016

Parshat Vayigash 5777: Have We Learned and Internalized National Unity From the Brothers, From the Gush Katif Expulsion?

December 31st, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayigash is being sponsored by Dr. Pinchas and Penina Klahr and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh lilui nishmas Pinchas’ father Nosson Karpel ben Shmuel Zanvil Tzvi and P’nina’s father Matisyahu ben Yaakov. To the Klahr family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. Friends, you can […]

Parshat Mikeitz/Shabbos Chanukah 5777: The Perils of Assimilation in Chutz L’Aretz vs Aliya

December 24th, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Mikeitz is being sponsored by Moshe and Lauren Pitzele and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of their son Yosef Shalom’s fourth birthday To the Pitzele family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. Friends, you can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat […]

Chanukah 5777: Contrasting Chanukah and Purim, Spiritual and Physical — Then and Now

December 24th, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Chanukah vort is being sponsored by Avraham and Miriam Deutsch and family of Efrat lilui nishmas for the yarhtzeit of Avraham’s Mother Sarah Reitza bat Tzion bat Avram Yaakov and to wish Kol Am Yisrael Chanukah Same’ach! To the Deutsch family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. […]

Parshat Vayeishev 5777: The National Danger from Envy, Anger, Hatred, and Agendization

December 17th, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayeishev is being sponsored by Edo and Atara Lavi and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a complete Refuah Shleima for Yishaya Shalom ben Malka (Blass). To the Lavi family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, […]

Parshat Vayishlach 5777: Yaakov’s Fear of Eisev and Not Taking for Granted One’s “Merit”, or the Word of Man

December 10th, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayishlach is being sponsored by Tzvi and Shari Gherman and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of Vayishlach being Tzvi’s Bar Mitzvah Parsha. To the Gherman family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, […]

Parshat Vayeitzei 5777: Mitzvot as Actions, and a Paradigm of the Lengths Travelled to Perform Them

December 3rd, 2016

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayeitzei is being sponsored by Danny and Amy Michaels and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas Danny’s father’s yartzheit – Reb Avraham Pinchas ben Yoel Meir. To the Michaels family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, […]