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5768/5769 (additional archives below)

BEREISHIS   5768 5769
  Bereishis    
  Noach    
  Lech Lecha Be Happy With Your Lot Attitude of Gratitude/ Refuah on Shabbos
  Vayeira Gifts That Keep Giving The Tests of Life/ Makom Kavuah
  Chayei Sara Jewish Homebuilding Appreciating the Good/ Kiddush and the Challos
  Toldos The Great Cry Slipping up/ Bathing on Shabbos
  Vayeitzei Double Identity Spirituality in unlikely places/ Shoes
  Vayishlach Who is in Control? Have no Fear/ Halachos of Giving Holiday Gifts
  Vayeisheiv The Great Awakening Best Friend/ Kiddish Hashem
  Mikeitz Enlightened A breach of Trust/ Shabbos Chanukah
  Vayigash First Impressions Ahavas Yisroel/ Carrying on Shabbos
  Vayechi Peace of Mind Coping with Galus/ Chazoras HaShatz
SHEMOS      
  Shemos Stepping Into The Future The Limp of Victory/ Bircas Hazimun
  Vaeira Royal Behavior Permission to Believe/ Buying on Credit
  Bo Omens Waiting for the Day/ Hilchos Yichud
  Bishalach Passing The Test Wholly Holy/ Finishing up a Shidduch
  Yisro Becoming Better Drivers A Part or Apart/ Birchas HaNes
  Mishpatim Being Connected Just Desserts/Zman of Shacharis
  Terumah Give and Take The Simple Jew/ The Atarah
  Tetzaveh Body and Soul The Power of Purim/ Mishloach Manos
  Ki Sissa Lasting Growth Like Mother Like Son/ Killing Lice on Shabbos
  Vayakhel Make your Money Count  
  Pikudei Solid Foundations  
Vayikra      
  Vayikra Derech Eretz Kadma Latorah/ Davening with the Tzibur when you are a step behind Birchas Hachama
  Tzav Powerful Prayers/ Opening Bottle caps on Shabbos Birchas hagomel
  Shmini Justified Anger / Non Kosher Business  
  Tazria It's all in the head / Shabbos and Yom Tov away from home  
  Metzorah Faultless / Shabbos Erev Pesach Acharei Mos: Good and Frum/ Making early Shabbos
  Emor Make it Count/ Sefiras Haomer Counting the Days/ Sefiras Haomer
  Behar The lesson of Shmita/ Financial obligation of helping the sick Rewarding Thoughts/ Carrying on Yom Tov
  Bechukosai Soaring Higher/ Ksiva and Mechika  
Bamidbar      
  Bamidbar Light up the Night/ Headcounts Everyone Counts/ Standing for Aseres hadibros
  Naso Early Intervention/ Halachos of Onions The message of shlamim/ The Shabbos Stroll
  Behaloscha Footsteps/ Birchas Kohanim Knowing your place/ Brachos on Beverages
  Shlach Reach your potential/ Visiting Kivrei Avos and Tzadikim Opening non-food packages on Shabbos
  Korach Internal Struggles/ Pidyon Haben  
  Chukas Patience under Pressure/ Muktzah The Proper Path/ Amein (part 1)
  Balak All for Glory/ Muktzah Part 2  
  Pinchas Doing his Job/ Havdalah True Leaders/ Amerin (part 2)
  Mattos For Heaven's Sake/ Havdalah Part 2 Having an impact/ Tevillas Keilim
  Maasei Really Going Places/ Havdalah Part 3  
Devarim     The melacha of losh
  Shoftim Step by Step/ Ovens  
  Ki Seitzei Investing in Futures/ Ovens Part 2 All for one and one for all/ Shana Rishona
  Ki Savo Well Connected/ Eis Ratzon Achieving Royalty/ Beis Haknesses
  Netzavim Purposeful Punishment/ Tashlich Ani Lidodi Vdodi Li/ Errors in Yom Tefillah
  Vayeilech Living Torah/ Kol Nidrei  
  Ha'azinu   The Power of Teshuva/ Binding the daled minim
  Zos Habracha    

 

ARCHIVES

 

Parsha Encounters: Bereishis

 Parsha  1996-2001  2002-2003 5764 5765/5766 5767
Noach  
It Takes a Thief
   

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Rosh Hashana 5767

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It takes a thief

Lech Lecha

 
The Challenge from within


The Challenge from within

The Harmony
of conflicting emotions

The Harmony
of conflicting
emotions



Holy Sight / Kiddush
Stay Focused
Vayeira


Like a Mother
and Child


But What Will the
Neighbors Say??

Don't Focus
on your own feelings

Straight Path /
Bircas Ba'al
Habayis
Living the High Life
Chayei Sorah


One of a
Kindness


Man Plans and...

One of a
Kindness

SHOCKED / Haftorah
Passing the Test
Toldos


Underlying Motivations


Cause and Effect

 

The Power of Surrounding

The Wise Purchase / Ateres Z'Kainim
The Joy of Being Needy
Vayetzei


Rachel and Leah


Why is a Jew a Jew?


Survival Tactic

Why Wait for a Crisis?!

To Sleep: Perchance
to Dream or Fire Insurance / Wine Substitutes
A truthful heart
Vayishlach


Meeting Esav


Sand I Am


The Doís and Doníts of Derech Eretz

Sand Am I

Dollars and Sense / Machanecha Kadosh - part 1
Pure revenge
Chanukah


A Moden Day Miracle


The "Nature" of Royalty

A Small Corner of the Soul
   
Vayeshev


Heavenly Bliss?

   
It Ain't Over 'til It's
Over / Machanecha Kadosh - part 2
Forgive and Forget
Mikeitz


It's Never Too Late


Shedding Some
Light on Enlightenment

The Nature of Miracles

The Power of Torah



The Secret of the Flame
Perfect Vision
Vayigash


What was Jacob Doing?


With Malice
Toward None


A Lasting
 Impression
 


First Impressions

A Not-so-simple "Thank-You"

Havdallah in Tefillah




Excuses,Excuses / Three Small Steps

 
Good "Mourning"
Vayechi


Unavoidable Embarassment


A Lasting Blessing
 


The Best for Last

A Grandfather's Blessing

Chinuch / Shmoneh Esreh
Mutual Respect
 

 

Parsha Encounters: Shemos

 Parsha  1997-2001  2002-2003 5764 / 65 5766/5767
Shemos


Giving is Growing


Jewish Leadership


Jewish Leadership


The Darkness Before the Light

Speedy Recover



The Time is Now &
Mezuzzah Basics

 
Haste Makes Waste /Kiddush bMakom Seudah

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You are what you choose

Vaeyrah


Gratitude and Appreciation


Learning Your Lesson

Torah b'Shvat



Freedom of Choice
Kosher Eggs


Let My People Go / Telephone Tzedakah

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Peace of Mind

Bo


True Free Wil

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The New Moon


No Contest

Body and Mind


Body and Mind / Salad on Shabbos

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Blinding Light

Beshalach


Levels of Faith


The Song at the Sea


The ways of the Torah are pleasant


Share the Burden

A Marriage Made in Heaven


Power over
nature / Time
to Light the Candles

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Is Amalek within us?

Yisro


Keeping Your Feet on the Ground


Instant Prophesy


The Tenth Commandment
 

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Refresher Course

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A taste of the world to come

Mishpatim

 
When the teacher
 is ready...


More Than
Common Law

The Crime of Superficiality!



Plowed In

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Selective Perception

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Food For Thought

Terumah


Real Growth


The Menorah

Lofty Dedications
The Atara

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Loving Rebuke

Partners in Torah

Tetzaveh


Jewish Unity


The Message of Purim Katan

Pre-Purim Thoughts



A Path to Greatness
Shabbos Lights and Modern Times

 
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Young Leaders
 
Ki Sissa


Khet HaEgal


What Really
Counts

Sins and Stubbornness



The Living Torah


Brochos Priorities
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Our Only Directive
 Vayekhel-Pikudei


A Wedding Album


Golden Intentions



A Lofty Vision

Required Blessing



Proper
Perspective
Yichud
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Shabbos- Heavenly Delight
 

 

Parsha Encounters: Vayikra

 Parsha  1997 1998 1999-2002 2005/2006 2007
Vayikra
 
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Generating Emotions

Rewarding Disgrace

Exercising Extreme Caution

Time to Reflect
Imagination
Tzav
 
   
Cleaning House

Birchas Hagomel
 
Shemini
 
   
Shabbos and Yom
Tov Away from
 Home

 

Justified Anger
Borrowing & Lending
 
Tazria/Metzora
 
 
The Lessons of Leprosy

We're all Connected

A New World Order
Granola Bars



Pleasant Lessons
Erev Pesach
 
Acharei      
Clinging to Hashem
 
Kedoshim
 
         
Emor
 
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Why
Details are Important
 
What is the optimal way to sanctify God?


We're all Connected
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The Kohain's Dignity
Getting Ready
Behar dot
The Mountain's Lesson

Fair Market Value

Just Do It!


More Precious than gold

Making Time
Taking Advantage
Holy Headaches
Bekhukosai    
Self Sacrifice


Just One More Time

Im Bechukosai Taylaychu
Lag B'Omer
 
 

 

Parsha Encounters: Bamidbar

 Parsha  1997 1998-2000 2003 5765/5766 5767
Bamidbar    
Counting on You?
 
Heavenly Aspirations
Unconditional Love
Naso


Witness to Sin


Deprivation Good or Bad?
 
The Secret to
 World Peace
Man's Best Friend
Beha'aloscha


Crime and Punishment


A Restful Journey

The Menorah

New & Improved
/ Hagbah
A complete Healing
Sh'lach      
Not for the Faint of Heart
/ Trespassing
Choose Your Own Name
Korach  
Saying No to Korach

Kashrus Basics

A Powerful Reality
/ Pidyon Haben
A Good Fight
Chukas


Dying to Learn


Mysterious Torah

Itís All in
Your Mind

Summer Seder / Late Mitzvos Early
Saved By The Crowd
Balak


End of Story

 
It's All in the Mind
Kavod Habrios
I can't do That
Pinchas  
An Act of Peace

Growing Good
Corn

Judging with Kindness / Taping on Shabbos
The Courageous Battle
Matos/Maasei


A Paradox of Protection

   
Loshon Hora? But itís Common Knowledge!
 

The Key to Continuity / Kedushas Bais
HaKnesses


Bon Voyage/
Breakfast Berochos
Some Things Never Change
 

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