Category Archives: Parsha

Over and Under

 A short teaching from R. Uziel Meizlish, Tiferes Uziel, Parshat Miketz ויהי מקץ שנתים ימים ופרעה חולם והנה עומד על היאור וגו’. פרעה אמר בסיפור חלומו שעומד על שפת היאור. וקשה הא בחלום עצמו כתיב שעומד על היאור ולא על … Continue reading

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One for Two and Two for One

Here’s a teaching of R. Aharon of Karlin (1802-1872) based on teachings his grandfather, Aharon the Great of Karlin (1736-1772), one of the earliest Hasidic rebbes, gave at Simhat Torah. Before we start, it’s worth taking a look at the … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or haMeir, Behaalotecha If you see people spreading lies about you, know for sure they are only giving you back your own, and that you have brought this upon yourself because you could … Continue reading

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With apologies to the foodies…

From R. Uziel Meizlish of Ostrog, Tiferes Uziel, Beha’alotecha שָׁטוּ הָעָם וְלָקְטוּ וְטָחֲנוּ בָרֵחַיִם אוֹ דָכוּ בַּמְּדֹכָה וּבִשְּׁלוּ בַּפָּרוּר וְעָשׂוּ אֹתוֹ עֻגוֹת וְהָיָה טַעְמוֹ כְּטַעַם לְשַׁד הַשָּׁמֶן The people walked about and gathered it. Then they ground it in a mill … Continue reading

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The World is a Mirror

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, from Or haMeir on Parshat Naso Everywhere you happen to look and everything you happen to see, even the ugly and the coarse, you should understand that it was not for nothing that God … Continue reading

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Leaning Ladders

Two teachings of Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, from Kedushas Levi, Parshat Shemot. These are the names of the children of Israel…  …אלה שמות בני ישראל Exodus 1:1 Leah named Reuven so “for God has seen my affliction and now my … Continue reading

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Two Redemptions

Two teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, recorded by Yaakov Yosef of Polnoye in Toldos Yaakov Yosef, Shmini and Devarim, and collected in Sefer Baal Shem Tov, Parshat Shemot. Just as the whole people of Israel was in exile in … Continue reading

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