Weekly Parsha Thoughts

Vayeira

The pesukim mention that Avraham sent away Hagar and Yishmael. Yishmael was sick, quickly finished up the water and was in need for more. They davened and a malach called out and said, “Don’t worry because Hashem listened to the tefillah of...
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Lech Lecha

Hashem tells Avraham “לך לך מארצך” and the passuk says “and Avram went as Hashem told him… and Avram was 75 years old when he left Charan.” Further on in the parsha by the bris bein habesarim it says “and He said...
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Noach

At the end of Parshas Breishis the passuk says concerning the Dor HaMabul, “Hashem said, ‘I will dissolve the adam (as Rashi explains: he’s made of earth; I’ll bring water and dissolve him) that I created, from upon the face of the...
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Breishis

The Gemara brings: Rav Simla’ee was doresh: the Torah starts with chesed and ends with chesed. It starts with the chesed of Hashem making cosnos or, clothing for Adam and Chavah.  The Torah ends with the chesed of Hashem burying Moshe Rabeinu. ...
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Yom Kippur

The Rabeinu Yona brings a mashal from Chazal for a person who pushes off doing teshuva. There was a group of robbers which the king caught and put in prison. They dug a tunnel, broke through the walls, and escaped out of...
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Rosh HaShana

The Gemara brings: Rebbi Yitzchak said, “Why do we blow shofar when we are sitting and then blow again when we stand? In order to confuse or mix up the Satan (לערבב השטן).” The Ran explains the question, that since we are...
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