Archive for the 'Commentary & Human Interest' Category

Parshat Vayigash 5778: The Contrast Between the Brothers’ Teshuvah and Unity and Today’s Divisiveness

December 16th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayigash is being co- sponsored by Rabbi Rafael & Vivianne Willig and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of to the brave chayalim of the IDF and by Matt & Ilana Bornstein dedicated with a Mazel Tov on Moshe Lavi’s Chassuna. To the Willig and Bornstein […]

Parshat Mikeitz/Shabbos Chanukah 5778: Chanukah, Eight Miracles Done to Yosef and Lessons for Our Times

December 9th, 2017

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 fifth 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 5778: Revolt of the Maccabees — A Two Front War and Parallels Today?

December 9th, 2017

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 5778: Internalizing The Lessons of Yosef and His Brothers’ Polarization

December 2nd, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayeishev is being sponsored by Zev and Sarit Schonberg and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated as a Zechus for the success of their children, Aryeh, Akiva, Adina, Rachel and Yehuda. To the Schonberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a […]

Parshat Vayishlach 5778: Shechem’s “Desire for the Daughter of Yaakov” and Today’s Disproportionate Timidity regarding OUR LAND — Eretz Yisrael

November 25th, 2017

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 Toldos 5778: Rivka’ Nurture and Its Impact on Her Righteousness, and the Tefillot of Yitzchak and Rivka for Offspring

November 7th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Toldos is being sponsored by Edo and Atara Lavi and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a complete Refuah Shleima for both Yishaya Shalom ben Malka Gittel (Blass) and Shlomo Chaim ben Chaya (Scholnick). To the Lavi family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. […]

Parshat Chayei Sarah 5778: Was Sarah Imeinu Niferet on the Day of Her Birth?

November 4th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Chayei Sarah is being sponsored by David and Malka Blass and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for Refuah Shlaima for the Cholim of the community. To the Blass family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a […]

Parshat Vayeira 5778: Hashem’s Bikkur Cholim, Avraham’s Hochnasat Orchim — Genetically Hard-Wired in Our Times

October 28th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayeira is being sponsored by Yossie and Ester Sussman and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yossie’s grandparents: R’ Kalman ben R’ Yitzchok Eliyahu and Chaya Sara bas Yaakov Shlomo and R’ Chizkiyahu Yaakov ben R’ Binyomin and Miriam bas Yaakov. To the Sussman family, […]

Parshat Lech Lecha 5778: On Avraham Avinu’s Aliyah, His Hachnosat Orchim and Insights Into Chessed

October 21st, 2017

Shalom Friends; Our Parshat HaShevua, Lech Lecha is sponsored by Yirmi and Rochelle Gold and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh who dedicated this vort for a Refuah Shlaima to Shlomo Chaim ben Chaya (Scholnick) and for a Mazel Tov to Menachem Scholnick on his Bar Mitzvah. To the Gold family, many thanks for your sponsorship […]

Parshat No’ach 5778: How Old are You Anyway?

October 13th, 2017

Shalom Friends; Our Parshat HaShevua, Noach is sponsored by Jack and Chana Kaminker and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh whodedicate this vort Lilui Nishmas Jack’s Father Aryeh Shlomo Leib ben Elyaqum. To the Kaminker family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, […]