Friday, January 29, 2010


What is the best form of Hishtadlus ( efforts ) ?

To think you have none ---
It is in Hashems hands. We need His help every step of the way.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fw: DotCom

Great Message

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

From: Zvi Goldberger <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:14:58 -0500
To:<>; MILAN<>; goldberger<>
Subject: FW: DotCom







From: Amy Frank
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:00 PM
To: Ruth Perl; Violeta Pinkhasova; Myriam Goldberger; Alice Grinman; Dina Ehrlich; Shaindy Holtzberg; Sharon Gelbstein; Esther Weinstock; Rachel Weiss; Sheila Tepper
Subject: DotCom




Dear Rabbi,
Why does the Jewish religion seem to fuss over insignificant details? How much matza do we have to eat, which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat, what is the right way to tie my shoelaces?  It seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on tiny trivia. Is this nitpicking what Jews call spirituality? I actually already sent you this question over a week ago and didn't receive a reply. Could it be that you have finally been asked a question that you can't answer?!

Signed, Rob

 Dear Rob,
 I never claimed to have all the answers.  There are many questions that are beyond me. But it happens to be that I sent a reply the same day despite the fact that I've been away from home on a rigorous speaking tour in the USA.  The fact that you didn't receive it is itself the answer to your question. You see, I sent you a reply, but I wrote your email address leaving out the "dot" before the "com". I figured that you should still receive the email, because after all, it is only one little dot missing.
 I mean come on; it's not as if I wrote the wrong name or something drastic like that!  Would anyone be so nitpicky as to differentiate between “yahoocom" and ""?  No, it's not ridiculous.  Because the dot is not just a dot.  It represents something.  That dot has meaning far beyond the pixels on the screen that form it. To me it may seem insignificant, but that is simply due to my ignorance of the ways of the web. All I know is that with the dot, the message gets to the right destination; without it, the message is lost to oblivion.
Torah observance and mitzvah fulfillment contain a world of symbolism.  And every dot counts. When the mitzvot are performed with precision, a spiritual vibration is emailed throughout the universe, all the way to G-d's inbox. If you want to understand the symbolism of the dot, study cyber tech. If you want to understand the symbolism of Judaism, study Torah.

Yours always,


Thank for the Snow

Why does the word for snow - Sheleg - have a Gematria of 333 ?

The white color of snow is considered the strongest shade of white. This color is a composite of 3 primary colors , thus it is a strong form of 3 !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

3 Similar

What is the common denominator between 3 Parshiyos that have similar names -


Beshalach &

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

Monday, January 25, 2010

Why the Name ?

Beshalach - when he sent them out.
Did Paroh send them out willingly ?

Wasn't he forced by Hashem to do so ?
The Midrash explains that he gets some credit because he did at the end , decide to escort them a bit.

For that the Torah honors him & he was rewarded.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Always Together

Which 3 plagues were always together ?

& Darkness.
The third of each group of
Detzach , adash , beachav.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.