Archive for the 'Commentary & Human Interest' Category

Parshiyot Matos/Masei 5777: Am Yisrael Fights Hashem’s Wars and Connects with Eretz Yisrael — and Today?

July 14th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Matos-Masei is sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh, dedicated for Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parsha Matos and for the health and wellbeing of their children and family. To the Rosenberg family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You […]

Parshat Pinchas 5777: Halachic Fine Lines Concerning Pinchas and the Zimri/Kosbi Co-Habitation

July 8th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week,our Parshat HaShevua Pinchas is sponsored by R’ Joel & Shelly Padowitz and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for Hatslucha for himself and his family. To the Padowitz family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna […]

Parshat Balak 5777: A Different Take on Toleration of “Novel, Misleading Ideologies” in Bamidbar and Today?

July 1st, 2017

Shalom Friends; Our Parshat HaShevua, Balak is sponsored by Mutti and Michelle Frankel and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of the recent Chassuna of their son Tuvya to Chana (Lieberman) and the recent Birthday of their son Eliyahu. To the Frankel family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can […]

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 […]