Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mitzva Count - Voeschanan

12 Mitzvos

- Do not desire things that belong to others such as your friends house.


- Believe in Hashems absolute Oneness
- Love Hashem wholeheartedly
- Study & teach Torah
- Recite the Shma every morning & every evening.
- Wear Tefilin on your arm
- & on your head
- Put a Mezuzah on each doorpost of you home & rooms.

* these 7 Mitzvos are all in the first section of the Shma.

- Do not test Hashem & His messengers
- Destroy viscious terrorists
- Don't do unnecessary favors to idol worshippers
- Do not intermarry with them.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, July 20, 2007

How Many Mitzvos ?

How many are there in the first section of the Shma ?
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Parsha Word question

Why is the root of the word Devarim ( the second word this week ) from the word Dov , a bear ?
What is the connection ?
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wonders 26 - the Greatest Service. G. O. D.

You may have seen the trucks with this company name for - Guaranteed Overnight delivery.
We need to thank Hashem for countless deliveries He performs for us daily such as our our magnificent & efficent bloodstream.
* about 75,000 miles of blood delivery capillaries to send vital supplies to 60 trillion cells !

Why does the word "dam" (blood) serve as 2/3 of the word for adam (a person) ?
This amazing , miracle fluid is the liquid of life in so many ways -
- food supplier
- waste remover & disposal
- defense mecanisms to fight opposition
- instant repairs
- keeps body warm etc.

Thank Hashem for His amazing life support , G. O. D.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wonders 25 - Kidney Kindness

Why do many people eat kidney shaped beans in their cholent on Shabos ?
One reason is they taste good in honor of Shabos.
Another reason is just as eating liver can serve to remind us to thank Hashem for His unique of granting us our liver , so too , we can utilize the beans to remember to say thank You Hashem for our KIDNEYS!
* They clean the blood.
* They regulate the liquid & salt content of the body.
* They help produce red blood cells. Etc
# There are more than a million small filtering units in each kidney.
You can look at a kidney bean & imagine it was a chemical factory of about 6 ounces , the size of your fist. You have two of these precious machines in your body that keep you alive & for which we include a Thank You to Hashem when we say - Thank you for creating me with wisdom ...
How often should we thank Hashem for our kidneys ?
Make sure to do so now & the next time you eat some kidney shaped beans & ...
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sefer Devorim - Mtzva Count

How many Mitzvos are there in the whole Sefer ?
Thus it is second to Vayikra which has 247.

Parshas Devorim contains 2 Mitzvos :
- Do not appoint one who is not qualified to serve as a Judge.
- Do not be afraid of any of the litigants.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wonders 24. Mouth Miracles

Why & how do words come out of ones mouth when you decide to say something ?

How is it that every person has a unique voiceprint which enables us to identify many people by hearing them speak ?
The Talmud ( Sanhedrin 38 ) teaches that Hashem created every person with a unique face & thought patterns , fingerprints & voice. This corresponds to our actions , speech & thoughts for which each person has special purposes to accomplish in life.
Since hadaoh vehadibur, the intellect & speech are linked together , each person has their vocal cords , housed in their windpipe for their power of expression.
Hashem , please open my lips & empower my mouth to relate Your praise ( Tehillim ).
Hashem has granted us a most incredible , 2 vocal cord , keyboard that can play incredible music. In addition , you can switch to talk mode & speak 70 languages.
Did you ever hear of a piano or a set of drums switch to produce regular speech ??
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.