Category Archives: Behaalotecha

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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Two Halves of Desire

A teaching of Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch, found in Or Torah, Imrei Tzadikim (Or haEmet) 10, and Likutei Amorim (Maggid Devarav LeYaakov) 7. Make for yourself two trumpets of silver.         עֲשֵׂה לְךָ שְׁתֵּי חֲצוֹצְרֹת כֶּסֶף    … Continue reading

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Nothing from Something

Aharon of Karlin, from Beis Aharon, Behaalotecha. בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ אֶת הַנֵּרֹת אֶל מוּל פְּנֵי הַמְּנוֹרָה יָאִירוּ שִׁבְעַת הַנֵּרוֹת When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall cast their light toward the face of the menorah. Numbers 8:2 On this Rashi (1) … Continue reading

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All of a Piece

Elimelech of Lizhensk on Parshat Behaalotecha, from Noam Elimelech. God spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and say to him: ‘When you light the lamps [of the Menorah, the wicks should be angled so that] the seven lamps cast … Continue reading

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