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Parshas Ki Sisa  – Intertwined Souls

By:  Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin This week’s parsha, Ki Sisa, tells of the tragic episode of the Eigel HaZahav, the Golden Calf. Imagine Moshe Rabbeinu, descending from...

Parshas Ki Sisa –“The Masked Man”

By: Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As a person who likes to see the connections between the Jewish calendar of holiday celebrations and the weekly Torah...

Parshas Tetzaveh  – Taking Out the Trash

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin It was summertime. My parents were upstate lecturing in the Pine View Hotel. I was taking courses in Brooklyn College, and...

Parshas Tetzaveh – “Clothes Make the Man”

By: Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb My interest in the relationship between a person and his or her clothing goes back to my early days in...

Parshas Terumah –  Broken Yet Whole

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin This week’s parsha, Terumah, details the construction of the Mishkan, and its vessels. “V’asu Li Mikdash, v’shachanti b’socham, And they shall make...

Parshas Terumah – The Mishkan Gifts Are Listed In Descending Order

By: Rabbi Yissocher Frand The verse lists the various materials that were donated to the Mishkan. The Torah mentions “gold, silver, and copper; turquoise, purple,...

Parshas Mishpatim – To Be A Mentsch

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin Parshas Mishpatim. The word “mishpatim” (mishpat) means justice. It is a parsha of civil and ethical laws – laws that create...

Parshas Mishpatim – The Stuff of Unity

By: Rabbi Aron Tendler There are families whose hold on Judaism and Jewish tradition is so tentative that the word “holy” is thought to be...

Parshas Yisro –  Boruch Hashem

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin I called a friend whom I hadn’t spoken to for a while. “How are you doing…. How’s life” I asked. “Ehh...” “What’s ehh?” “Ehh...

Parshat Yitro – In Search of the Truth

By: Rabbi Shlomo Katz R’ Shlomo Brevda z”l (1931-2013; Maggid and author, noted for his commentaries on the teachings of the Vilna Gaon z”l) writes:...

Tu B’Shevat – The Rebbe’s Tish

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of Shevat, is known as Rosh HaShanah L’ilanos, the New Year for Trees. (This year, Tu...

Parshat Beshalach – “Don’t Forget the Tambourines!”

By: Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb It is a familiar domestic scene, one that we have all experienced. The family is about to leave on a...

Goodbye But Not Good Riddance: Parshat Bo

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Parshas Bo – Write Your Story

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin Bnei Yisroel’s dream of leaving Mitzrayim is finally becoming a reality. With HaShem’s yad chazaka, His strong hand, they are able...

Parshas Bo – Reinvigorate Yourself Jewishly

By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis At the beginning of the parsha, we are told that one of HaShem`s goals in the exodus from Egypt was to...

Parshas Vaera – Ovi Mori

By: Chaya Sora Jungreis-Gertzulin Beis Shevat. Yahrtzeit of my dear father, HaRav Meshulem ben HaRav Osher Anshil HaLevi, zt”l. It is now twenty-eight years since my...

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