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People sometimes say that a difference between Yeshiva Bochurim and Kolel Avreichim is that Bochurim eat cholent on Thursday, Friday and Shabbos, whereas Avreichim eat it Shabbos, Sunday and Monday! However in Pre- war Radin and Moscow, culinary habits were apparently slightly different.
The Chafetz Chaim ztl had a Yeshiva in Radin. Once he had to travel to Moscow, for a Yeshiva related matter. He asked the person who was arranging the meeting to have it in a quiet, low profile place. The Chafetz Chaim also had many friends and relatives in Moscow, but he asked this acquaintance not to inform them of his upcoming visit. He wanted to slip in and out of Moscow unnoticed. When he arrived, a family member found out that he was there and was very insulted that the Chafetz Chaim had not informed him of his trip. The Chafetz Chaim asked him if he ate kugel, to which he replied in the affirmative. The Chafetz Chaim then said:
Presumably if you come into the kitchen on Friday afternoon to eat kugel, your wife will advise you to eat something else, as the kugel will be reserved for Shabbos. kavod is like kugel, its something that should be saved for a yom shekulo shabbos, Olam Haemes. If you enjoy to much of it in this world, you ruin the true Kovod in Olam Habah.
A few years ago Dayan Lopian ztl was honoured as the guest of honour at the Edgware Kollel dinner. Just before he entered into the hall he turned to the person next to him and said You know what kavod
does to your Olam Habah dont you? But I will do it for the sake of the Kollel
When Hashem spoke to Moshe at the burning bush convincing him to take the Yidden out of Mitzrayim. Moshe said Mi Anochi Who am I? I am not fitting for such a grand job! Hashem answered him and said I will be with you and do you know what the sign is that you are fit for the job? When you come out you will serve me and receive the Torah on this mountain. What kind of answer is that? Moshe was unsure whether he was suitable or not, how did Hashem calm him by telling him that he will get the Torah on Har Sinai.
Answers Rabbi Zalman Soroztkin ztl, Moshe thought that Hashem needed some mighty person to take the Bnei Yisrael out, someone who will be able to have some fierce dialogues with Pharaoh. Hashem said to him on the contrary my Shechinah rests on people who think they are not worthy, and are of humble spirit, you are exactly the man I am looking for! The biggest proof is that I am giving the Torah, my covenant on the smallest mountain, as is evident from the song we all learnt in kindergarten.
The Torah tells us in this weeks Parsha that Moshe was Anav Mikol Adam1. But now we understand that this was not just a nice character trait that he had. This is what caused him to be the one who accepted the Torah on behalf of Klal Yisrael and lead then out of Mitzrayim. If we want to achieve heights in Torah then we have to be of humble spirit, then the Shechinah will rest upon us and give us the ability to succeed in our learning.
1 Bamidbar 12:3
1. What is the connection between Parshas Behaaloscha and the haftora?
Rabbi Amram Landau | Hasmonean High School
ELDAD AND MEIDAD
Towards the end of this weeks sedra, we see a remarkable episode, involving two mysterious characters Eldad and Meidad, who prophesysomething. Yehoshua incensed about their words asks for permission to silence them: . Moshe responds with the words, If only the whole of Hashems people would be prophets, that He would put His spirit upon them.
What were these words which
Yehoshua was so worried about?
And if they were so bad, why was
Moshe happy about them?
Chazal tell us that they had
uttered the phrase
Moshe will die and Yehoshua will
take [the Bnei Yisrael] in [to Eretz
Yisrael]. This, of course would be
why Yehoshua was upset. How
could they say such things about
his beloved Rebbe? At the same
time, Moshe knew that he was not
destined to enter Eretz Yisrael and
the fact that Eldad and Meidad were
saying this, meant that there more
people on a high spiritual level in
his consistent altruistic manner, he
is not losing anything only seeing
On a deeper level, I heard many
years ago an astonishing idea in
the name of the Gra. Where did
Chazal derive the fact that they
were prophesying Moshe will die
and Yehoshua will take them into
the land? The answer can be found
in the pasuk where it tells us of the
what does it mean that they were
prophesying in the camp? Where
If you look all the way back in
Shemos, when Moshe was born, we
find that the reason that Pharaohs
daughter named him Moshe (and
significantly, of all his ten names,
the one which we know him by,
was his Egyptian appellation
significant for this idea) was
For I drew him out of
the water water which would also
be his downfall, as is known by all
But why from the water
surely just say
from water, just rub out the extra
from the phrase.
Herein lies the secret Eldad and
Meidad realised that the origins of
Moshe being drawn out of the water
also hinted at his punishment
can be understood as =
with, = rub out the letters
. In which case we have been left
with stands for
Moshe responded to Yehoshua
if only all the people had such
insight indeed insight to not be
afraid of saying something which
was true, as it was the words
of ! And indeed, Moshe was not
afraid to accept the words a real
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THE LIGHTING OF THE MENORAH
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The sedra this week commences with a narrative detailing the lighting of the menorah which took place in the mishkan. The sedra last week closed with the description of the 12 tribes consecration of the mishkan what is the connection between these two sections?
Rashi offers an explanation which helps us to understand the connection:
Why is the section detailing the offerings of the nesiim juxtaposed with that of the details of the menorah? Because when Aharon observed the dedication of the mishkan by the nesiim, he was disappointed that he was not given an opportunity to participate in the dedication of the mishkan. Seeing Aharons disappointment, Hashem said to him, By your life, your role is far greater than theirs for you are to be responsible for kindling the lights of the menorah throughout the existence of the mishkan and batei mikdash.
The Ramban and the Ohr HaChaim are puzzled by Rashis comment. Though these words seem deep at first glance, it doesnt seem at all clear how they provide Aharon with any consolation. He understands that it will be shevet levi who will officiate in the mishkan that wasnt the issue. His concern was not being able to
participate in the dedication of the mishkan.
Moreover, why should it be the service of the menorah in particular, that Hashem mentions in attempting to placate Aharon why not the ketores, or the korbanos?
There is a profound message here, which provides meaning for own lives.
We have a tendency to be moved by high profile occasions, yet the excitement loses potency and within a short space of time we are left with the same lo