Archive for the 'Commentary & Human Interest' Category

Parshat Chukas 5777: The Importance of Chukim Despite Lacking Full Comprehension, and Their Role in Am Yisrael

June 24th, 2017

Shalom Friends; Parshat Chukas is being co-sponsored by Rabbi Harry and Judith Greenspan of Ramat Beit Shemesh, in memory of their parents, Falik ben Hertske, Miriam Ella bat Yisrael Eliezer HaCohen and Nachum ben Yosef and Janet bat Henry, all of blessed memory, and by an anonymous co-sponsor, also of Ramat Beit Shemesh. To the […]

Parshat Korach 5777: Korach’s Rebellion and Today’s Israeli Political Leaders; as Seen by Electorate and Through the Eyes of the Nations

June 17th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Korach is being sponsored by Loren and Sora Deetza Spigelman of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in memory of Moshe Burt’s Father, Me’ir ben Shabtai. To the Spigelman family, many thanks for your sponsorship, your kind gesture and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a […]

Parshat Shelach 5777: Today’s Battle for the Jewish Soul and Parallels to the False Conclusions of the Miraglim

June 10th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Sh’lach is being sponsored by Dr. Eli and Miri Behar of Ramat Beit Shemesh L’ilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Yerachmiel Meir ben Nissim Avraham. To the Behar family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, […]

Parshat Beha’aloscha 5777: Aaron HaKohen’s Enthusiasm, Constancy of Service and Relentless Pursuit of Mitzvot: Do We Strive to Emulate?

June 3rd, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Beha’aloscha is being sponsored by Dr. David & Tamar Kallus of Ramat Beit Shemesh is dedicated in honor of the recent Chassuna of their son Mordechai to Sarah Goldreich. To the Kallus family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a […]

Shavu’ot and Parshat Naso 5777: Extending Fairness, Honesty and Merit Toward Ger’im, Ba’alei Teshuva, Olim Chadashim and the Elderly

May 26th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our vort on Shavuot/Parshat Naso is being sponsored Jonathan and Debbie Sassen of Ramat Beit Shemesh is dedicated in honor of the upcoming Chassuna of their daughter Lini to Josh Schultz. To the Sassen family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — […]

Parshat Bamidbar 5777: Flexibility of Jews to Accept Hashem’s Rule and Laws: Hard-Wired to Genes From the Avos, From Yetziyot Mitzrayim?

May 20th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Bamidbar is being sponsored Dr. Pinchas and Penina Klahr of Ramat Beit Shemesh lilui nishmas Pinchas’ Father, Nosson Karpel ben Shmuel Zanvil Tzvi (Klahr) and Penina’s Father, Rav Matisyohu ben Rav Yaakov (Weisenberg). To the Klahr family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. […]

Parshat Behar/Bechukotai 5777: Connecting Shabbos and Shemittoh, and Our Kesher With the Land; The Tochocha — Who Really Rules Eretz Yisrael?

May 12th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshiyot Behar/Bechukotai is being sponsored by Baruch and Tammy Labinsky of Ramat Beit Shemesh lilui nishmas Yitzchak Osher ben Yaakov. To the Labinsky Family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or […]

Parshat Emor 5777: The Kohanim: Ideal of Physical and Spiritual Purity, Spiritual Unity, — Paradigm for Am Yisrael, and All Mankind

May 6th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Emor is being sponsored anonymously in honor of the wonderful Beit Tefillah Yona Avraham community in Ramat Beit Shemesh. To our anonymous sponsor, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or […]

Parshiyot Acharei Mos/Kedoshim 5777: The Kohen Gadol: Paradigm for B’nai Yisrael, as B’nai Yisrael Stands as Paradigm for all Mankind

April 29th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Acharei Mos/Kedoshim is being sponsored by Dr. Edo and Atara Lavi and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Atara’s Father Eliezer Chaim ben Shlomo Zalman. To the Lavi family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a […]

Parshiyot Tazria/Metzora 5777: Gauging Contemporary Ta’amei/Tahara on a National Level, as well as Individual/National Sincerity in Teshuvah

April 22nd, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Tazria/Metzora is being sponsored by David and Julie Morris and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Julie’s Mother Shulamit Devorah bat Rav Shimshon Raphael z”l. To the Morris family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a […]