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Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Yisro chronicles Moshe’s father-in-law’s visit. As Yisro observed Moshe sitting and rendering judgments for the people all day, he realized that the process was bad for the people and Moshe...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Yisro 1st Aliyah

Moshe’s father-in-law, Yisro, hears of all the wonderful things that G-d has done for the Jews and brings Moshe’s wife and sons to meet Moshe in the desert. The Torah tells us that when Yisro...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 7th Aliyah

As Amalek attacks the Jewish people, Moshe instructs Yehoshua to assemble men and battle the next day while “I [will] stand on top of the hill with the staff of G-d in my hand” (17:9). As long as...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 6th Aliyah

As the Jews are instructed to gather only the food they will need for that day, they are warned not to leave any for the following day (16:19). When some people did not listen and left food for the...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 5th Aliyah

As the Jews navigate through the desert, rife with complaints for the lack of water and then food, G-d advises Moshe that He will provide bread (manna) from heaven (16:4) and that people will...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 4th Aliyah

Parashas Beshalach records the song the Jews sang as they escaped the final Egyptian threat. The second line of the song includes the word “V’anveihu,” or “this is my G-d” (15:2), which Rashi says...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 3rd Aliyah

As Moshe raises his hand over the sea to split it (14:21), the Midrash tells us that the waters split after seeing Yosef’s remains. If the sea was ordered to split, why would it only split after it...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 2nd Aliyah

This week’s parashah, Beshalach, is filled with miracles, transitions, and complaints. The Jewish people’s inaugural complaint involves their fear of being overrun by the pursuing Egyptian army, to...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Beshalach 1st Aliyah

After the Jews left Egypt, Pharaoh and his people had a change of heart, proclaiming, “What have we done, that we sent the Jews from serving us?” (14:5). How could they possibly regret releasing the...

Dvar Torah for Yisro 2nd Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bo 7th Aliyah

When instructing us on the mitzvah of tefillin (phylacteries), the Torah tells us to place it on our weak hand (13:16). It uses a unique spelling for the word hand: ָכה ָידְ instead of the standard...