Saturday, March 31, 2007

Jewish National Anthem

What should be the Jewish National Anthem ?
Rabbi A. Miller Z. T. L. Said it should be
Ana avda dekudesha brich hu- I am a servant of the Holy One Blessed is He. This is what Pesach is all about !!
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Pesach Weather

There is a special Mitzva to think about the spring time weather Pesach time. The Torah points out that Hashem arranged the best travel weather for His beloved nation.
It was not too cold , too hot or rainy. It was just right for a pleasant stroll. Baruch Hashem
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Daf Special - Moed Katan- Nail Care

18a- there are 3 levels of Nail care :
One who buries them is Righteous
One who burns them is Pious,
One who discards them where a woman may walk is considered wicked !

We have available nail clippers with plastic sleeves to catch the nails. If you want some send us your address.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cleaning up

As we clean for Pesach we must focus also on how to clean up different types of messes in all areas of our lives.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Speak up

Why is Pesach different in that we are taught the more we speak about the Redemption the better ?
Usually we are taught the opposite the less we talk the better ???

Silence is the fence for wisdom !!

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pesach in Fours

There are many Fours associated with Pesach:
Four cups of wine
4 types of children
4 questions
4 expressions of Redemption

Why ?

They correspond to
4 who are obligated to THANK.

- one who is released from prison
- one who is healed

-saved from an ocean
- saved from a dessert
All 4 of these are relevant to Pesach thus we use the code of 4 to thank Hashem again & again. Baruch Hashem
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Weekly Mitzvah - 31: Rights and Obligations of an Employee

Mitzvos Relating to Our Fellow Man

31: Rights and Obligations of an Employee

"When you go [to work] in the vineyard of your friend, you may eat grapes as you desire, to your fill." (Devarim 23:25)

The Torah gives us guidelines as to when and how to allow workers to snack from the produce thay are processing. The workers, however, are cautioned not to overeat, thus taking unfair advantage of their employer. They may refrain from eating until they get to that which they desire more (Rambam, Hilchos Sechirus 12:11)

The worker may not take food for his wife and children, only for himself (ibid.).

A worker may not work both during the day and at night, for then he will not be fully functioning for his employers. He may not starve himself, for then he will not be able to work energetically (ibid. 13:6).

A worker must be careful not to waste any of his employer's time. Similarly, he must work with all of his energy, as Yaakov Avinu said: "With all of my strength, I served" (Bereishis 31:6). This is why Yaakov became so fabulously wealthy (Rambam, Hilchos Sechirus 13:7).


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Monday, March 26, 2007

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The difference

Why is this night different ?

There is an answer in the Talmud Moed Katan 17 b
There is a place in Tanach where the Jews are called Kushim ( dark skinned ). The question is why ?
They are like kushim in they are unique in their actions ( they have accepted the Torah. ).
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Next Sunday

For next sunday
You are welcome to join
Us at a Sugya Shiur in bklyn
At 4502 14 av
At 11 am in yidish
On the Topic of
Tefilin on Chol Hamoed
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.