Pesach 5779

Help For Single Mothers in Israel Passover 2019 Days Hours Minutes Seconds Say "Those Who Are Hungry Come And Eat" With Confidence This Passover Single Mothers in Israel Are Getting Worried! As the holiday of Passover quickly approaches, one of the important aspects of the holiday is to fulfill the biblical commandment of giving charity…

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Rabbi Yossi and his Former Wife

 [Photo credit: zissil.com] Rabbi Yossi and His Former Wife Rabbi Yossi Haglili was a third generation Tanah (scholar of the Mishna) who lived at the beginning of the second-century common era. He was a student of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon and contemporary of Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya and Rabbi Meir, and lived during the Bar…

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Kimcha D’Pischa 2019
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Kimcha D’Pischa 2019

What Is Kimcha D'Pischa? Kimcha D'pischa is an Aramaic term that means flour for Passover.  Another term for it is money for wheat, maot chitim and this is how the Jerusalem Talmud calls it. It's name for the ancient Jewish custom of providing the needy with money or food for the Passover holiday.In the past, every…

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How To Bribe Hashem

How To Bribe Hashem In This World And I also heard the cries of the sons of Israel" (Sh'mot 6: 5)The Sages explained why the words and also in the verse above are not superfluous. This is the way of the Creator— when a man hears the cry of his fellow and is filled with compassion,…

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Who Was Avraham’s Role Model?

Why Was Avraham Afraid Of Malki Tzedek? After these incidents, Hashem said to Avram in a vision, "Do not be afraid, Avram; I am your Shield; your reward is exceedingly great." (Bereishit 15:1) What was Avraham afraid of that Hashem told him not to fear? After these incidents refers to the amazing miracles that Hashem performed…

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Not All-Fun Inside The Ark – Noach

Why Did Noach Leave The Ark Limping? and only Noach and those with him in the ark survived-- (Bereishit 7:23) The word used for only in this verse also means "to be afflicted." It indicates that Noach's body was no longer whole when he left the ark.  Rabbi Yossi Haglili tells that Noach once delayed feeding a lion in the…

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The Gift of Clothing – Bereishit

Act Divinely - Dress Those Who Have No Clothes And Hashem made for Adam and for his wife (clothing) shirts of skin, and He dressed them (Bereishis 3:21)The human being was originally created without clothing and covered in divine light. Sadly Adam gave in to the temptations of his body and committed the sin of…

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The Astrologers Were Wrong

The Astrologers Were Wrong Rabbi Akiva heard from astrologers that his daughter would die on the day of her wedding from a poisonous snake. He was very worried about her destiny.Before going to sleep on the night of her wedding, she removed her golden brooch and stuck it in the wall where it penetrated the…

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You Can Still Change Your Destiny

You Can Still Change Your Destiny The Unetaneh Tokef prayer recited during the Musaf service of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is a very stirring and emotional account of how your destiny for the coming year is determined. This prayer was written by Rabbi Amnon of Mainz, Germany, about one thousand years ago.It portrays vividly how the High…

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What Does Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Say?

Rebbe Nachman's List of Blessings Giving Charity is a Gift to the Giver"You shall surely give to him, and let your heart not feel bad when you give to him, because for this the Lord, your God, will bless you in all of your deeds and in all of your endeavors." (Devarim 15:7–10)The Torah is…

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When You Give You’re Really Getting – 10 Great Quotes

When You Give You're Really Getting In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. ~ Henry Ward Becher Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" ~ Brian Tracy The everyday kindness…

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How to Prepare for Rosh Hashana

How to Prepare for Rosh Hashana and Control Your Destination More than 100 abandoned mothers and 600 children in Israel cannot afford the extra costs of buying food and clothing for the festivals. How can we have a joyful holiday knowing that there are single-mother families sitting in the darkness?!  Now is the opportunity to…

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The Best Way to Give
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The Best Way to Give

The Best Way to Give Maimonides lists 8 ways of giving to the poor in Mishneh Torah, "Laws Concerning Gifts to the Poor" (7:7) Giving grudgingly Giving less than obligated but in a cheerful manner Giving directly to the poor only when asked Giving directly to the poor without being asked Giving when the recipient…

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