Wedding and Sheva Brachos

A good Find - sheva bracha vort

The following D’var Torah is a little known sheva brachas vort that was said at one of the many vorts and engagement parties, at which R' Mordechai Rosen z'l was asked to speak. The Gemara says: "Yagatah U’matzasah Tamin". If someone tells you that he searched and he found you…

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A Short Vort for Sheva Brachos

A Short Vort for Sheva Brachos : In the Parsha of Ki Sovo, the passuk (26:16) says Hayom hazeh Hashem Elokecho me’tzavcho.... and Rashi says that this is the mokor for the famous expression bechol yom yi’hyu be’einecho ke’chadoshim. The Netziv, on the other hand, says that pshuto shel mikro,…

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What a Difference a Good Shidduch Makes

Regarding Parshas Korach, the Gemora talks about the word ‘vayikach’, and why the story begins with this word. There are several pshotim in the Medrash and the Gemora.
A. Harav Dr. Akiva Eisenberg of Queens once said that the term "vayikach" alludes to the story brought in the Gemora in…

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A Human Mishkon

We come to the end of The Book of Exodus this week. This marks the closing of the building of the Mishkan/Tabernacle. At the beginning of the commandment to build the Tabernacle the Torah states "And they'll make me a sanctuary and I'll dwell among them." It doesn't state "and…

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Why we Wine

Whenever we want to sanctify an event, we always use a cup of wine. We use it for kiddush, a bris milah, a chupah. But why wine? Many don't like the taste, and yet for generations we have used the stuff! There is an interesting quality to wine, which does…

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Shlach: A Drasha for a Sheva Brachos

First of all, we must remember that even when you know how wonderful the Kallah is and her family is, you have to check "Hashemeinah hee im Razah." (For those of you that suffer from humorpenia, that was a joke.)
Second, and more seriously: Building a Bayis Ne'eman requires…

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Does Torah Study Refine a Person's Character?

A rabbi once visited the illustrious Rabbi Kanievsky, who was called "the Steipler," and he told him that he was looking for a shidduch for his granddaughter. He asked the Steipler what traits were important to look for in a boy, and the Steipler responded, "Diligence in Torah learning, common…

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Be Happy :-)

 

 

 

The best advice I heard before my wedding was that the main Mitzva for a choson and kalloh (groom and bride) on their wedding day is to be HAPPY :-) And it is everyone else's obligation to increase that happiness: "me'sameach choson ve'kalloh" Consequently, it's the yetzer…

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A three way thing

Chazal tell us that words and letters in the torah and hebrew words are never wasted and are never there for no reason. The word ISH - איש - MAN is spelt aleph, yud, shin. The word ISHA - אשה - WOMAN is spelt aleph, shin, hey.
Now based on…

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