Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parsha

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman   ויאמר אלקים אל משה אקיה אשר אקיה  ג:יד         Hashem revealed Himself to Moshe Rabbeinu at the burning bush. He instructed Moshe to...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parsha

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman ויקרא יעקב אל בניו   מט:א     The Brisker Rav was exceedingly exacting in the way he said Krias Shema.  It would take him...

Emunah and Hishtadlus

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In his sefer, Even Yisroel, Reb Yisroel Salanter writes that the Ramban and Chovos Halevavos argue regarding bitachon and hishtadlus. He summarizes that there are two types of bitachon. One type may...

Traveling from City to City

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Bereishis, Perek Mem Daled, posuk gimmel discusses the travels of the sons of Yaakov. The posuk states that it was the morning and that was when...

Savings and Smells 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Makkos, daf yud, amud alef says that Reuven was zocheh to be mentioned in the Torah to be the first person that did “hatzala.” Reuven tried saving Yosef from his brothers. The posuk tells us...

Our Most Powerful Weapon

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The Medrash informs us of the two people who were the two wisest gentiles of all time.  The first one...

Talmid Chochom

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk tell us that Yaakov Avinu battled with a malach until the morning. The Gemara in Chullin, daf tzaddik alef, amud alef brings down Reb Yitzchok who says that from here we...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parsha

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman ויקח מאבני המקום    כח:יא          The primary focus of parshas Vayeitzei is regarding Yaakov’s departure from Be’er Sheva and the founding of his...