Wedding and Sheva Brachos

Waiting for the right girl

The second pasuk of Parshas Toldos tells us that ‘Yitzchak was 40 years when he married Rivkah…’ Why, asks the Netziv, is it important for us to know how old Yitzchak was when he got married? The Netziv answers that this is to praise Yitzchak. For Yitzchak did not just…

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Righteousness, Righteousness you shall pursue

The pasuk in Parshas shoftim states: "Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue so that you will live and take possession of the land that Hashem, your G-d, gives you." Why does it need to say righteousness twice? We see often in the torah that words are used to emphasise a point…

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We are all equal

The Torah goes to great length to repeat the Kobanos of each Nasi. It would have been much shorter to just write it once and then say that all the Nisi'im brought the same Korbanos. Why the lengthy repetition? I once heard an interesting explanation. Many times we find that…

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Davening on the Wedding Day - Part A

*The following segment is a brief outline of tefillas for the wedding day. Please print this out and use it for the Big Day to focus on the Prayers that will be the foundation of your future lives* On your wedding day Hashem listens to all your prayers. Heavens gates…

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How many years do you owe your parents

"Yaakov lived in Mitzrayim for 17 years; and the days of Yaakov, the years of his life were 147 years". We know from Parshas VaYigash (47:9) that Yaakov was 130 years old when he came to Mitzrayim. Once the pasuk informs us that he lived the remainder of his life…

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Davening on the Wedding Day - Part B

(Continued from Part A)

In Gan Eden Adam and Chava were the happiest they could ever be when they got married. Why? Because they knew they were beshert, they knew they were destined for each other. There was noone else!! Even thought there are now lots of other people in…

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Beshert !!!

 

 

 

In Gan Eden Adam and Chava were the happiest they could ever be when they got married. Why? Because they knew they were beshert, they knew they were destined for each other. There was noone else!!

Even though there are now lots of other people in the…

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Marriage : A guide for Every Choson and Kalla

The following are brief notes ideally for a choson and kalla before their wedding so that the day can be more meaningful. Please also see the other vort in this section for a list of things to daven for...
Marriage
- Marriage gives every person a chance to start with a…

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sheva brachos : individual and together growth

The Vilna Gaon (and it is hinted at in Rashi bamidbar 22;21 ’im’) points out that there are two ways in Hebrew of saying ’with someone’ - either ’itto’ or ’itto, from the roots ‘im‘ and ‘itt‘.’ If there are two different words, each must mean something else (or just…

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A shidduch : it's from HaShem

If you look in the part of the sedra chayei sarah in which eliezer goes off to find a wife for yitzchak, you will notice that the name of HaShem is mentioned in conversation an abnormally great amount of times (specifically, see 24;49-52). Why is this?
To teach us that…

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Truth

The first 3 words of Bereshit are; \\\"Bereshit Bara Elokim\\\". When written in Hebrew the last letter of each of these words; (Taf-Aleph-Mem) are the 3 root letters of the word Emet-truth but in a jumbled up order.
At the end of the creation of the seventh day (Shabbat), the…

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