Parshas Terumah – giving back

A chasid once came to the Baal Shem Tov, almost breaking down he managed to get his story out. “Rebbe, I feel terrible. I don’t understand what is happening to…

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Mishpatim – Holy as you are

Before the Baal Shem Tov was renowned he would often travel by himself, finding simple Jews and helping guide them in better serving Hashem. One day the Baal Shem Tov…

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Yisro – Hearing the Music

This weeks Parsha begins with the Pasuk, "Vayishma Yisro... And Yisro heard."(18:1). What was it that Yisro heard? Rashi said he heard of Kriyas Yam Suf. Yet, the question still…

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Beshalach – He will remember

The Gemara in Maseches Sotah (13a) tells us a story about Moshe on our way out of Mitzrayim. Moshe wanted to fulfill the oath to bring up the bones of…

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Parshas Bo – Freind”ships”

There is a story about the Holy Apter Rav, Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heschel. His Chassidim once asked him, "Rebbe, when your one hundred twenty years on this earth are over...…

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Vaeira – Stick or Serpent

When Moshe was going before Pharaoh Hashem instructed him to bring along a stick, Moshe’s staff. Moshe was told to throw this staff to the floor in front of Pharaoh…

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Shemos – Moshe’s Unity

We know that if you play with fire you’re bound to get burned. We always describe fire’s destructive powers; a fire that destroys and consumes everything it touches. But there…

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Vayechi – Fish out of water

Parshas Vayechi – and he lived doesn’t seem like a Parsha that is about life. It includes both the passing of Yaakov and Yosef, two tremendous Tzaddikim that despite all…

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Vayigash – From Now On

A Jew who was not in the best of spirits approached Reb Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov in the Beis Medrash; “I need your help Rebbe,” he said in a sad…

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Hanukkah – Increasing the light

Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel constantly argue in the Gemara, and one thing they discuss is whether or not to attempt and bring people who are not so close to…

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