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no responses. December 12, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Miketz- Chanukah – The Power Given to Man


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Miketz- Chanukah – The Power Given to Man

Chanukah “The main reason for the decree against the Jewish people was because the Kohanim became lazy in their service.” – Bach, Tur Shulchan Aruch 670 […]

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no responses. December 4, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayeishev- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayeishev- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

  “And they sat to eat bread, and they lifted their eyes and saw a caravan of Yishmaelim coming from Gilad, and their camels were carrying […]

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no responses. November 27, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayishlach- An Accomplice to Evil


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayishlach- An Accomplice to Evil

  “The sons of Yaakov came upon the corpses of the city that had defiled their sister.” Bereishis 34:27     Shechem, the son of Chamor, […]

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no responses. November 22, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on Dating: Some Things Are Better off Left to Hashem


The Shmuz on Dating: Some Things Are Better off Left to Hashem

I want to present you with a challenge. You have six months to find the perfect roommate. Here’s how it works. You can choose anyone you […]

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no responses. November 21, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayeitzei


Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Vayeitzei

“Then Yaakov kissed Rochel and he raised his voice and wept.” Bereishis 29: 11   When Yaakov met Rochel at the well, he experienced conflicting emotions. […]

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no responses. November 13, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Toldos- I Have Yichus


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Toldos- I Have Yichus

  “And Yitzchak prayed intensely opposite his wife because she was barren. And HASHEM listened to him, and Rivka became pregnant.” — Bereishis 25:21   HASHEM […]

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no responses. November 6, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Chayei Sara- Everyone Views Things Just As I Do


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Chayei Sara- Everyone Views Things Just As I Do

  “And I asked her and said: “Who is your father?” and she said, “I am the daughter of Bisuel…” and I placed the bracelet on […]

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no responses. October 23, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parsha Lech Lecha- The Greatness of the Avos


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parsha Lech Lecha- The Greatness of the Avos

    “And it was as they came close to coming to Egypt, and Avram said to his Sari his wife, “Behold, now I know that […]

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no responses. October 16, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Noach- Believing and Not Believing


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Parshas Noach- Believing and Not Believing

    “And Noach, his sons, and his wife came with him because of the waters of the flood.” — Bereishis 7:7   HASHEM told Noach […]

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no responses. October 2, 2017 Bentzion Shafier

The Shmuz on the Parsha: Sukkos- The Mitzvah to be Happy


The Shmuz on the Parsha: Sukkos- The Mitzvah to be Happy

“Because you did not serve HASHEM, your G-d, amid gladness and goodness of heart when everything was abundant.” — Devarim 28:47 The destiny of the Jews […]

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