Torah Thought

When Was Dovid Hamelech Niftar?

When was Dovid Hamelech niftar? See Gemara Shabbos [30a]: Rav Yehudah says in the name of Rav: The passuk records Dovid’s request [Tehillim 39:5], ‘Inform me, Hashem, when I will…

Read more »

Galei Kvod Malchuscha

There is a subtle distinction between the tefillos Mussaf of Shabbos and Yom Tov. Though in both there is a mention of the korbanos to be offered. Yet, only on…

Read more »

Pas’shegen Ha’ksav

In Megillas Esther, the unique phrase “pas’shegen ha’ksav” appears twice. The first time (3:14): “Pas’shegen ha’ksav … galui l’chol ha’amim l’hiyos asidim l’yom hazeh — A document … revealed to…

Read more »

“Akiva, Nichamtanu”

The Gemara at the end of Maseches Makkos says: “Rabban Gamliel and Rabi Elazar ben Azariah and Rabi Yehoshua and Rabi Akiva were walking… another time they were walking to…

Read more »

Utilizing the Three Weeks For Growth

“These are the words that Moshe spoke to all of Yisrael, on the other side of the Jordan…”(Devarim 1:1) Rashi notes that the words Moshe related to Klal Yisrael here…

Read more »

Olam Chessed Yibaneh

The average cost of raising a child from newborn to age 18 in America is almost $200,000 — feeding, housing, clothing and healthcare. That is without adding in the extra…

Read more »