Bulk Order Books for your Simcha

Bulk Order Books for your Simcha

This pocket-sized, power packed volume contains over 320 pages covering every Parsha, Yom Tov and Special Occasion.  With over 140 valuable life messages, Torah insights and inspiring stories, this book is ideal for self-study or to share at the Shabbos table.   And now you can order copies of the book for your simcha - a Bar Mitzvah, a S...

EMET Israel Experience

EMET Israel Experience

Want to come to Israel and have an amazing time? Want to have a structured vacation, yet flexible to suit your needs? Want to learn at your level and have lots of fun doing the most exciting activities that Israel has to offer? Emet Israel Experience - designed for you....

Why does a boy become Bar Mitzva at thirteen years old?

Why does a boy become Bar Mitzva at thirteen years old?

     On the posuk “The wise man has his eyes on his head”[1] one can ask an obvious question, is it just the wise man who has eyes on his head?  Everyone has eyes on their head, even animals! To understand the meaning behind this cryptic posuk the Zohar explains that a man is not permitted to walk four amos ...

Why the Rooster?

Why the Rooster?

          Why the rooster?           Why in Birchas Hashachar is the first brocha thanking the rooster for understanding the difference between day and night? Why is it a brocha we say every day and why is it first and therefore the most important? The rooster crows when it is still dark. To the human eye ...

Shabbos: Pikuach Nefesh

Shabbos: Pikuach Nefesh

Shabbos – pikuach nefesh:   Horav Yissachar Frand, Shlita, tells the story of the Z'vilerRebbe, Horav Gedaliah Moshe Goldman, who was interred in a Siberian labor camp during World War II. It was a miserable, back-breaking experience, but at least the one solace was that it was not a Nazi extermination camp. One Shabbos, the commandant summoned...

Davening on the Wedding Day - Part A

Davening on the Wedding Day - Part A

*The following segment is a brief outline of tefillas for the wedding day. Please print this out and use it for the Big Day to focus on the Prayers that will be the foundation of your future lives* On your wedding day Hashem listens to all your prayers. Heavens gates are opened to your prayers so ask for anything and everything! (Speak in English to ask...

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Watch renowned Rabbi Yechiel Emanuel giving a few minute dvar Torah especially for ShortVort.com.   Rabbi Yechiel Emanuel came to London age 8 after having spent his first years in South Africa.  From there he went on to study in the Gateshead and Mir Yeshivos.  In 2000 together with Nechama, he moved to Israel for six and a half years.  During this...

My Miracle in the Skies

My Miracle in the Skies

 I was taking a journey many of you have taken.  A quick, simple 5 hour flight from Israel to England.  The only thing was that this time it was not quick or simple and it was a trip that I will never forget.   On Thursday August 6th my family and I were on the Jet2 plane that made an emergency landing in Budapest after a cabin pressure problem.   Word...

My Miracle in the Skies

My Miracle in the Skies

 I was taking a journey many of you have taken.  A quick, simple 5 hour flight from Israel to England.  The only thing was that this time it was not quick or simple and it was a trip that I will never forget.   On Thursday August 6th my family and I were on the Jet2 plane that made an emergency landing in Budapest after a cabin pressure problem.   Word...

 

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Testing our working definition of Freedom

How does the dicitionary define freedom?
“The condition of being free of restraints.”
Free from restrictions, no limitations, The ability to do or say whatever I want, whenever I want and with whomever I want.  If we did a survey in the high street of any city or town this is probably what most of the general public would answer.  But we wouldn't tell our child that... Read More

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How many years do we owe our parents?

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  "Yaakov lived in Mitzrayim for 17 years; and the days of Yaakov, the years of his life were 147 years".

We know from Parshas VaYigash (47:9) that Yaakov was 130 years old when he came to Mitzrayim. Once the pasuk informs us that he lived the remainder of his life in Mitzrayim, it is not necessary to state that he remained in Mitzrayim for 17 years. Obviously, if he lived until the age of 147, he had to be in Mitzrayim for 17 years? Daas Zekainim MiBaalei HaTosfos answer, the pasuk is stressing that Yosef repaid the kindness which Yaakov had bestowed upon him in his youth. ...Read More

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20/20 Hindsight

 Many have the question, why do bad things happen to bad people.  While there is no easy answer, here is a helpful insight. We say every day in Ashrei, "Shomer Hashem et kol ahavav, ve'et kol har'shaim yashmid" - G-d protects all those who love Him, and all those who are evil, he destroys. This is written in a strange way. As you can see, the verbs are at either end of the pasuk. If someone was to come into shul late....Read More

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  Rashi explains that Hashem went to visit with Avraham on the 3rd day after his Bris Milah, circumcision. Hashem appeared to Avraham in Mamre’s territory because "Shenasan Lo Eizah Al HaMilah". Mamre was one of three people Avraham had gone to with questions on the Bris Milah. Mamre was the only one who gave him positive information.

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Shmerel went to borrow a horse from his neighbor, Berel. "Sure, you can borrow my horse," replies Berel. "But one thing you have to know about this horse. He is trained to start when you say 'Baruch Hashem' (thank God) and he stops when you say 'Shema Yisrael'." So Shmerel gets on the horse and practices. "Baruch Hashem" he says, and the horse breaks into a trot. "Shema Yisrael" he announces, and sure enough, the horse stops. After practicing a few times, he feels confident and begins his journey. As he is riding along a road, he sees that the road...Read More

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