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Shavuos 5783
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Gemara in Pesachim 68B brings a disagreement between Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yehoshua as to whether there is an obligation to eat and drink on Yom Tov. Rabbi Eliezer posits that there is no specific mitzvah of Simchas Yom Tov. One certainly may eat and drink, but he also maintains the option of Read more...

Pesach 5783
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Gemara in Pesachim 36A quotes the pasuk in parshat Re’eh (Chapter 16, Pasuk 3), שבעת ימים תאכל עליו מצות לחם עני. The Matza we are commanded to eat is referred to as לחם עני, poor man’s bread. But it is pronounced as לחם עוני, and the Gemara dar Read more...

Parshat Zachor Purim 5783
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Medrash Tanchuma at the end of parshat Ki Seitzei points out that both the mitzvah of eradicating Amalek and the mitzvah of Shabbos are given with the same word; Zachor. Nonetheless, the two mitzvos are diametrically opposed. The Medrash connects this distinction with the pasuk in Koheles (Chapt Read more...

Shabbos Shuvah 5783
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Gemara in Yoma 86B brings a contradiction in two statements of Resh Lakish regarding the power of Teshuvah. One statement of his posits that as a result of Teshuvah, one can turn a sin committed with full knowledge and awareness, Maizid, into a sin which is considered as having been committed mi Read more...