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Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha that after six days of creation, Hashem rested on the seventh day. The Torah states (Chapter 2, Pasuk 2), Vayechal Elokim Bayom Hashevi’i, Gd completed the creation on the seventh day. The implication of this statement seems to be that there was an act of cr Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

There is a Medrash Rabbah (36, 3) in this week’s parsha which contrasts Noach with Moshe Rabbeinu. Noach is described in the first pasuk in the parsha as Ish Tzadik, a righteous man. Yet towards the end of the parsha Noach plants a vineyard, becomes drunk, and is disgraced by his son Cham. In Read more...

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Rabbi Jablinowitz

In this week’s parsha we begin to read of the life of Avraham Avinu.Chazal teach us in the Mishnah in Avos (5, 4), Asarah Nisyonos Nisnasah Avraham Avinu V’Amad B’Kulam. Avraham Avinu was tested ten times and was successful in all of them. What was the point in testing Avraham Avin Read more...

Rabbi Jablinowitz

We read in this week’s parsha the final nisayon of Avraham Avinu, Akeidas Yitzchak. When the angel of Gd descends and tells Avraham not to harm his son, he tells him (Chapter 22, Pasuk 12), Ki Atah Yadati Ki Yeraih Elokim Atah. Now I know you are a Gd fearing person. One of the questions asked Read more...