Category Archives: Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl/Meor Einayim

A fire offering to the LORD

From Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim, Parshat Ha’azinu. When a calf or lamb or goat is born, it must be left with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a fire … Continue reading

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Giving God a good name

A teaching on tzedakah by Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, from Yismach Lev on Masechet Shabbat. Rabban Gamliel bar Rebbi taught: “The Torah tells us God will bestow upon you compassion and show compassion to you and multiply you. From this … Continue reading

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The night will shine like the day

From Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim, Parshat Vaetchanan. And you shall know this day and consider it in your heart, that the L!RD is G!d in heaven above, and upon the earth below; there is none else.┬áDeuteronomy 4:39 Our … Continue reading

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For Tisha B’Av: Meor Einayim on Love

A teaching from Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim. At the beginning of our morning prayers we say, “I accept upon myself the mitzvah to love your neighbor as yourself,” because really we are all one. Just as the Torah, … Continue reading

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Knowledge in Exile

A long and difficult teaching from Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim, Parshat Devarim, that’s totally worth the effort. I’ve slightly condensed and restructured it with headings for clarity, so if you’re reading along with the original (posted below) it … Continue reading

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It is all service

A teaching by Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, from Meor Einayim, Mattot. Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the Children of Israel, saying: This is the thing the God has commanded. If a man makes a vow to … Continue reading

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The Officer and the Servant

A teaching of Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, from Meor Einayim, Yismach Lev. Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa went to study Torah from Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, and Rabbi Yochanan’s son fell ill. Rabbi Yochanan said to Chanina ben Dosa, “Chanina, my … Continue reading

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