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Parshat Lech Lecha 5782
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha that Avraham Avinu is commanded the mitzvah of Bris Milah. When Hashem instructs Avraham to perform the mitzvah, He says to him (Chapter 17, Pasuk 1), Hishalech Lefanai Ve’Heyah Samim; walk before Me and be complete. According to the Medrash Tanchuma, Avraha Read more...

Parshat Vayera 5782
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha that Avraham Avinu was commanded to sacrifice his beloved son Yitzchak. This was the last of his ten tests, as Chazal teach (Avos, Chapter 5, Mishnah 3), Asarah Nisyonos Nisnasah Avraham Avinu V’Amad B’Kulam. Some of the commentators explain that the p Read more...

Parshat Chayei Sarah 5782
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha (Chapter 24, Pasuk 1), V’Hashem Berach es Avraham Bakol; Hashem blessed Avraham with everything. Rashi teaches that the word Bakol in the pasuk is refering to his son, since the word Bakol has a numerical value of 52, like the word Ben. But the connection is Read more...

Parshat Toldos 5782
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha about the wells which Yitzchak dug. These wells were in addition to those previously dug by his father Avraham. And though the wells of his father were closed up by the Pelishtim, as we read (Chapter 26, Pasuk 15), V’Chol Ha’Beeros Asher Chafru Avdei A Read more...