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  5 Adar I 5774 | 5 February 2014 With Bells On By Rabbi Dr. Barry Dov Schwartz   THIS PAST SHABBAT, DR. PHIL LEVINE DELIVERED A MEANINGFUL DVAR TORAH AT SEUDAH SHLISHIT IN HONOR OF THE FIRST YAHRZEIT FOR HIS MOTHER, … Continue reading


BESHALACH BYTE

9 Shevat 5774 | 9 January 2014 Moshe’s Model of Empathy   By Juliana Feirstein   Toward the end of Parshat Beshalach, Benei Yisrael is attacked by the nation of Amalek.  While the battle took place, Moshe stood on the … Continue reading


VAYERA BYTE

14 Mar-Cheshvan 5774 – 17 October, 2013 Parashat Vayera Rabbi Jeffrey H. Miller   The Mishna in Avot (5:3) teaches that עשרה נסיונות נתנסה אברהם אבינו ע”ה ועמד בכולם, Avraham Aveinu experienced (and prevailed in) ten tests of faith.  The … Continue reading


LECH LECHA BYTE

7 Mar-Cheshvan – 577413 October,2013   Parshat Lech Lecha – Josh Abramowitz   This Dvar Torah is mostly based on the works of Nechama Lebowitz, and my Rebbeim.   Why Avraham? Why was he who we call the Father of … Continue reading


BREISHIT BYTE

Hoshana Rabbah 5774 – 25 September 2013   Shabbat Breishit Rabbi Jeffrey H. Miller   Our Sages, of blessed memory, were deeply fascinated – almost obsessed – with God’s interaction with the cosmos (in general) and mankind (in particular).  In … Continue reading


Torah Byte Classics

Gradually Revealed By Rabbi Yehuda Septimus The opening verse of the book of Vayikra is odd. ” – “וַיִּקְרָא אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר ה’ אֵלָיו מֵאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר”And HE called to Moshe, and HASHEM spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting.”    … Continue reading


Torah Byte Classics

A Humble – and Majestic – Abode By Rabbi Yehuda Septimus Le-ilui Nishmat Rosalia bat Mordechai, A”H, beloved mother of Ester Aronova               The Midrash (Bamidbar Rabbah, 12) calls our attention to a parallel between the construction of the … Continue reading


Torah Byte Classics

The Frontiers of Potential By Rabbi Yehuda Septimus In this week’s parasha, we read that at Mara, Bnei Yisrael’s first stop in the wilderness after crossing the Yam Suf, “[God] established rules and statutes and there He tested them”; “sham … Continue reading


Torah Byte – Parshat Korach

Replacing Misplaced Loyalty By Rabbi Yehuda Septimus Sponsored by Debra and Jonah Rosenberg So often the real battles of even the most public wars are fought outside of public sight.  This, says the Gemara, is very much the case in … Continue reading


Spring Torah Byte

8 Iyyar 5773 – 18 April 2013 Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim In honor of the Bar-Mitzvah of Rami Libkind From Zaydee  (aka Dr. Phil Levine) …ואהבת לרעך כמוך אני ה ויקרא פרשת קדושים פרק יט פסוק יח You shall love your … Continue reading


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