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Hero Natan Sharansky Encourages Shabbat

Natan Sharansky is one of the most famous former Soviet refusniks and an Israeli politician, author and human rights activist. Sharansky (born January 20, 1948) was born and raised in the Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), and graduated with a degree in mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Early on,… Read More …

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RAV BRAZIL PARSHAS TERUMAH תשע”ו

EARTH – THE HOUSE OF HASHEM     Klal Yisrael at Sinai attained such a high spiritual level they were like malachim. They proclaimed the secret of the malachim which wasנעשה ונשמע . but our Chazal tell us (Tanchumah Naso 16)  נתאוה הקב”ה להיות לו דירה בתחתונים Hashem desired a dwelling in the lower worlds.… Read More …

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RAV BRAZIL PARSHAS MISHPATIM תשע”ו

IT’S TIME TO BE SENSITIVE     The passuk says (Shmos 24,7) כל אשר דבר ה’ נעשה ונשמע Whatever Hashem spoke to us we accepted upon ourselves to do and to listen. We could interpret this to mean that Yisrael accepted upon themselves, not only to fulfill the law, but also the unspoken law or… Read More …

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The Joy of Kosher- White Chocolate Bark, By Jamie Geller

This beautiful bark combines delicious dried fruits and nuts for an elegant but simple dessert, treat or gift. Try it with your favorite combination of dried fruits and nuts for something different. 10 MIN DURATION 5 MIN COOK TIME 5 MIN PREP TIME 8 TO 10 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 11 1/2- ounces white chocolate chips 1/3 cup shelled pistachios… Read More …

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RAV BRAZIL PARSHAS YISRO, You’re Down I’m Up

    When Yisro came to receive the Torah, the passuk says ויחד יתרו . Our Chazal (Sanhedrin 94 see Rashi here) expound on these words with two interpretations. One is that Yisro was happy. The other is that he took a knife  (חד  sharp) and performed Bris Milah on himself. The meaning of these… Read More …