Divrei Torah from our Kollel

Parshas Chukas – Roadside Support

In addition to his Rabbinic post in Cincinnati, Rabbi Eliezer Silver, zt’l worked tirelessly to save thousands of Jewish lives during World War II. As President of the Va’ad Hatzalah (Rescue Committee), he spearheaded initiative-after-initiative in the desperate hopes...

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Parshas Tzav/Hagadol – Torchbearers

In the summer of 1999, I had the great merit of spending an inspiring Shabbaton in Tzefas.  The sights, sounds, smells and spirit made for a moving and memorable experience.  Perhaps the most self-defining moment of those three days, however, was an unplanned,...

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Parshas Mishpatim – See the Symphony

 And these are the laws that you should set before them. (Shemos 21:1) Giant Tractates of the Talmud are generated from a few brief verses. Volumes of those discussions comprise the main diet of the Yeshiva student and most every devoted Torah learner. Why was so much...

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Parshas Yisro – What We Owe

Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days be lengthened on the land that HASHEM, your G-d, is giving you. (Shemos 20:12) In His introductory statement to the world why was it necessary for HASHEM to command us to honor our parents? Isn’t it too...

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Parshas Yisro – From Sinai with Love

This week’s Parsha features the single greatest event in humankind – i.e., the Am Yisrael’s acceptance of the Torah and Hashem’s Divine Revelation associated therewith. For those who know their history, however, we are aware of at least two other momentous occasions...

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