Shabbos in the Parashah
This week we read the haftorah of Nachamu, consolation to the Jewish People after suffering from the destruction of the Bais HaMikdash and the exile. It is noteworthy that prior to this prophecy of consolation, it is said that Yeshaya informed the king Chizkiahu that whatever his forefathers had accumulated until now would be carried off to Babylonia. Furthermore, some of his children would be taken and become officers in the palace of the king of
Shabbos in the Zemiros
Composed by the Arizal, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria
Yichabeik lah baalah uviyesoda dilah diavid naichah lah yehei katish katishin, her Master embraces her in intimate unity with her, granting her serenity – let the accusers be crushed. It is well known that the path to holiness is by abstaining from immorality. Perhaps this idea is alluded to in this passage. Hashem embraces, so to speak, the Jewish People, because of the attribute of yesod, foundation, which is symbolized by resisting temptation.
Shabbos in Tefillah
Tzahala virinah lizeicher malchuso, jubilation and glad song upon the mention of His reign. Throughout Scripture and our prayers we find numerous references to rejoicing before HaShem. Here we declare that the heavenly bodies are joyful and glad with song at the mere mention of HaShem’s Name. If we were to contemplate this idea, we would discover that as soon as we think of the idea that HaShem is our Father and our King, it is cause for us to burst out in song. How could one ever complain if he is cognitive of the fact that HaShem created him and sustains his very life every second? This is truly an amazing concept which we are required to be conscious of every moment of our lives.
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky writes: In 1993, six years after the death of my revered grandfather, a biography, “Reb Yaakov, the Life and Times of Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky,” was printed by Mesorah Publications. Based on years of my uncle, Rabbi Nosson Kamenetzky’s research and the fine writing of Yonasan Rosenblum, it was an instant success. The book shed unseen light on a Torah giant, perhaps never known by the masses. In addition to the splendid biographical research, the book is filled with hundreds of encounters with myriad personalities who were touched by the brilliant sage. From young children to Prime ministers and
Rabbi Kamenetzky writes further: In the years of World War I, a young student who was fleeing the war-ravaged city of
Shabbos in Navi
In this chapter we learn how because the Jewish People were fearful of the Plishtim in battle, they took the Aron, the Holy Ark, from
Shabbos in Agadah
Reb Menachem Mendel of Rimanov said that the reason that Shabbos is referred to as shalom, peace, is because the Zohar (Korach) states that the world exists on peace and Shabbos is peace for above and below. Shabbos, Reb Menachem Mendel said, negates the seventh klipah (impure spirit) enumerated by Shlomo HaMelech in Mishlei (6:16). The seventh klipah is one who spreads strife amongst brothers, and its counterpart in holiness is Shabbos.
Shabbos in Halacha
To be exempt from the prohibition of nesinah lichatchilah, initially placing, and to be qualified instead as chazarah, returning, one must meet five conditions.
- Garuf vikatum, i.e. the flame to which the food is being returned to must be covered with a blech.
- Mevushal kol tzarko, the food must be completely cooked.
- Odo cham, the food must still be warm when returned to the blech.
- Odo beyado, (literally: still in his hand). One must not have set the pot down the entire time that the pot was off the blech.
- Daato lihachazirah, one’s original intention when removing the pot was to return it to the blech. Next week we will begin to explain these five conditions in detail.
Shabbos in Numbers and Words
In Bircas Hamazon on Shabbos we recite the words uvirtzoncha haniach lanu HaShem Elokeinu shelo sihay tzarah yagon vanacha beyom menuchaseinu, may it be Your will, HaShem, our G-d, that there be no distress, grief, or lament on this day of our contentment. In the next passage we recite the words vihareinu HaShem Elokeinu binechemas Tziyon irecho uvivinyan Yerushalayim ir kodshecha ki atah baal hayeshuos uvaal hanechamos, and show us, HaShem, our G-d, the consolation of
Is sponsored lizchus all the cholim in our city and in the entire Klal Yisroel
Shabbos hi milizok urefuah kirovah lavo
at Congregation Dovid Ben Nuchim-Aish Kodesh,
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Have a wonderful and delightful Shabbos and may we merit this year the speedy arrival of Moshiach Tzidkienu bimheira viyameinu amen.
Prepared by Rabbi Binyomin Adler.
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