Mamar for Chanukah 5774 plus English translation

Solving an Enigma:

Why Did Our Sages Only Mention the Military Miracle
in the Berachah of Modim and Not the Miracle of the Candles?


The Maharal of Prague:  The Military Victory Was the Main Miracle


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The Visible Miracles Serve to Help Us Recognize the Concealed Miracles


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יו”ן Equals גלג”ל Indicating that They Believed in the Wisdom of the Zodiac Cycles


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The Term “Hallel” Relates to Supernatural Miracles


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The Term “הודאה” Relates to Miracles Concealed within the Confines of Nature

Chanukah 5774

Translation Chanukah 5774

Mamar for parshas Vayeishev 5774 plus English translation

The Amazing Revelation of Sar Shalom Chasam Sofer and Maor V’Shemesh


Yaakov Made a “Kesones Passim” with Holy Names from Birkas Kohanim to Protect Yosef from Adversity

 


The “Kesones Passim” Provided Protection


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A Similar Explanation from the Maor V’Shemesh


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Yaakov Protected Yosef with the “Kesones Passim” that Was Returned to Him


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Yosef Sanctified Himself and Paved the Way for All of Yisrael

Vayeishev 5774

Translation Vayeishev 5774

Mamar for parshas Vayishlach 5774 plus English translation

“The sun rose for him . . . and he was limping on his hip”


The Sun Set for Yaakov as a Test of Poverty
It Rose as a Test of Wealth

 

The Sun Rose for Him to Heal His Limp


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Interpreting Rabbi Akiva’s Enigmatic Statement


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Which Is More Difficult the Trial of Poverty or the Trial of Wealth?


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The Deeds of the Fathers Foreshadow the Events of the Children


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“I Will Not Release You unless You Bless Me” 


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The Sun Rose for Him to Heal His Limp


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The Depth of Rabbi Akiva’s Wisdom

 Vayishlach 5774

Translation Vayishlach 5774

Mamar for parshas Vayeitzei 5774 plus English translation

“והנה מלאכי אלקים עולים ויורדים בו”

Why Did “G-d’s Malachim” Wish to Kill Yaakov after
Seeing His Image Engraved on the Throne of Glory?

 

The “Malachei Elokim” Envied Yaakov Whose Image Was Engraved on the Kisei HaKavod

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The Malachim Dealt Strictly with Yaakov for Sleeping at the Site of the Mikdash

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To Unite the Name “Yud-hei” with “Vav-hei” Completely

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That His Name Will Rest upon Me from Beginning to End

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The Kisei HaKavod Is the Heavenly Beis HaMikdash

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The Beis HaMikdash on High Will Be the Third Beis HaMikdash

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The Kedushah of the Beis HaMikdash Below Derives from the Beis HaMikdash Above

Vayeitzei 5774

Translation Vayeitzei 5774