Chayei Sarah: What does Meoras ha“machpeila” mean? By: Rabbi Levi Y. Garelik Also: 1. Why is it called “Machpeila”? 2. What was “double”? 3. Why does Rashi give two explanations? 4. How does the Artscroll Chumas explain this? 5. What does Kabalah say about this? 6. Why were our Ovois (patriarchs) and Imahos (matriarchs) buried… Read more »
Parshas Toldos – Was Esav “a frumer Yid”?
How was Yakov Ovinu permitted to marry four sisters? (part 1)
Parshas Parshas Vayeshev/Chanukah - Didn’t Yosef know that he is going into the lion’s den?
What is the big deal about the miracle of the oil? There were greater miracles in history!
Pharaoh’s dreams were so simple – any farmer (or child) can figure them out!?
An amazing lecture by Yakov Ovinu how to deal with Golus
Why did Ya’akov not trust Yosef’s word? Why did he also request an oath? Also: Why doesn’t Rashi accept the commentaries explanation, that Yakov wanted an oath to preempt what Pharoh is going to say? What is the difference between an oath and a promise? What does it mean when Hashem takes an oath? Why… Read more »
20-24 Teves: The Rambam and the Alter Rebbe: Their unique common denominators (part 1) The Rambam’s yohrzeit is 20 Teves and The Alter Rebbe’s Yohrzeit is 24 Teves.
A basic introduction explaining the first Maamor (discourse) of the Rebbe, in 5711 (1951) which set the agenda for our generation.