Shabbos in the Parashah
This week is Parashas Zachor, when we read aloud how Amalek, the archenemy of the Jewish People, sought to infiltrate the Jewish camp and they were defeated by Yehoshua and the Jewish army. We read Parashas Zachor prior to Purim as Haman, the enemy of the Jewish People in
Shabbos in the Zemiros
Ribbon kol HaOlamim
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Vihaseir mimeni umikol bnei veisi umikol amcha bais Yisroel kol minei choli vechol minei madveh, remove from me, from all my household, and from Your entire nation
Shabbos in Tefillah
Viain zulasecho, there is nothing except for you. Can we imagine a world that only contains HaShem and nothing else? As strange as this may seem, the truth is that our current existence is based on this truism. We all exit in HaShem’s world. Reb Yeruchem Levovitz compares our existence in this world to a guest who is invited to a wedding. Can the guest complain about the choice of food, music or flowers? Similarly, we are guests in HaShem’s world and we must conduct ourselves in a proper manner. The Kozhnitzer Maggid writes that although we have been given free choice, it is very limited. We should use this limited free choice wisely to make the correct decisions in serving HaShem.
During World War I, many of the Jews of war-torn
The Imrei Emes was once present at a Rabbinical conference in
Shabbos in Navi
In this chapter the Navi records the famous episode of Devorah and Barak defeating Sisra, the general of Yavin’s army. It is said (Shoftim 4:4) uDevorah isha neviah eishes Lapidos hi shoftah es Yisroel bais hahi, Devorah was a prophetess, the wife of Lapidos, she judged
Shabbos in Agadah
It is written that one should sing zemiros on Shabbos. The Medrash states that the angels on high have six wings, and every day of the week they use a different wing to praise HaShem. Upon the arrival of Shabbos, the angels pleaded with HaShem to grant them a seventh wing with which they can praise Him. Hashem responds that He has one wing in the world that sings to Him on this day, and this is the Jewish People. We should use the Shabbos for singing and praising HaShem, as on this day HaShem prefers our singing to the angels singing.
Shabbos in Halacha
In summary, the hot area on the blech (i.e. yad soledes bo) is suitable for cooking but cooked foods cannot be warmed on this spot. The edge of the blech (i.e. not yad soledes bo) is not suitable for cooking and can be used to warm up cooked foods. One is prohibited from moving food from the edge of the blech (not yad soledes bo) to the interior (yad soledes bo) of the blech. One is permitted to move cooked food within the yad soledes bo area (160°), even directly over the flame. Food that was moved from the yad soledes bo area to the permitted area of the blech on Shabbos can be returned to its original position.
Shabbos in Numbers and Words
In Megillas Esther it is said (Esther 1:10) bayom hashevii kitov leiv hamelech bayayin, on the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine. The Gemara (Megillah 12b) states that the seventh day was Shabbos. It is noteworthy that the last letters of the words bayom hashevii kitov leiv in mispar katan, digit sum, equals 9, and the word Shabbos equals 9.
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