Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tractate Megila: Stand with God and L’chaim.

In third chapter of Talmud Megila, the Mishna starts by saying, the reader of the Megila may stand or sit while reading, but no the public reading of the Torah. The Talmud questions why one can sit while reading the … Continue reading

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Favorite Purim Idea- Garments Don’t Make the Lady

The Shikker Dovid has an all time favorite idea for Purim. The Megila says in Chapter 5, verse 1. “On the third day put on her royalty.” The Megila does not say “put on her royal clothes”, rather her “royalty.” … Continue reading

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Ishbitz and Ki Teesa

The Torah says in this parsha that a laver will be made with a base and Ahraon and his sons will wash from it. (Chapter 30, 19). The holy Ishbitzer comments that washing by the Kohanim is a method which … Continue reading

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Ki Tessa- You are Your Mitzvot

The parsha opens with giving of the shekel. We are told to count shekels which represent the people for the census rather than th person themselves. in order that plague shall not afflict them. (Chapter , 11-13). Rashi tells us … Continue reading

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