Shabbat

Smoking on Shabbos

A baal teshuva came to visit a Rebbe and said “I don’t know what’s happening to me. Ever since I’ve taken upon myself to become religious a very strange thing is happening to me. I’m well; I’m fine all during the week. As soon as Shabbos day comes though, I…

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Hello, Goodbye

In Shalom Aleicheim, why in the world do we say tzeitchem leshalom (‘go in peace’) to our angel guests on Friday night; they have just arrived - why are we booting them out? Here are four great answers for you... 1) We are saying that 'when you angels do go,…

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The spiritual strength of Shabbos

The Ohr Hachaim (Tazria) also discusses the reason as to why a baby’s bris is on the eighth day. In his second answer, he bases himself on the Midrash Rabbah (Devarim 6:1) which says, referring to a bris being on the eighth day, that ‘HaShem had mercy on each child…

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Shabbos: Pikuach Nefesh

Shabbos: Pikuach Nefesh

Shabbos – pikuach nefesh:

 

Horav Yissachar Frand, Shlita, tells the story of the Z'vilerRebbe, Horav Gedaliah Moshe Goldman, who was interred in a Siberian labor camp during World War II. It was a miserable, back-breaking experience, but at least the one solace was that it was not a Nazi…

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Shabbos

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Focus

We all know the story, HaShem created tablets containing the 10 Commandments which were in many ways beyond the physical and miraculously spiritual in their disposition (which reflected the lofty state of the Jewish people at that time). Moshe came down the mountain and saw the Jews rejoicing around the…

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Shabbos a day of complete rest!

The verse states...“For six days labour may be done, and on the seventh day is a complete day of rest, a holy convocation; you shall not do any work” (vayikra 23:3)

The mitzvah of shabbos is written in the Torah 5 times. Each time it is introduced with the…

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Shabbos is the ultimate medicine

We find that the mitzva of Shabbos is highly praised when we keep it. However when we don't, Hashem says (Yeshaya 1) "Chodsheichem UMoadaichem Sanah Nafsi" my heart despises your special days. Why the drastic emotions for this particular mitzva?

The Dubno Maggid explains with a Mashal. A very wealthy…

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