Mazeltov to Jonathan son of Jeffrey and Avril Forman on the occasion of his engagement to Shira daughter of Yehuda and Ruth Amar    Mazeltov to Stanton and Belinda Roux on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Lester and Carol Chadwick    Condolences to Esther Blacher on the passing of her husband, Bennie Blacher    Mazeltov to Gary and Debbie Stein on the birth of twin grandchildren and mazeltov to parents Dijon and Roxi Stein.    Mazeltov to Sedley and Sylvia Shewitz on the birth of a grandson and to parents Rafi and Keren Kotler    Mazeltov to Ricky and Faye Joseph on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Michael and Cheryl Joseph.    Mazeltov to Barney and Brenda Treger on the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Daniel and Dani Treger

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DVAR TORAH

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DVAR TORAH By Rabbi Zelig Pliskin   The Torah states: “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his” (Numbers 23:10). What did Bilaam mean when he said this? We see from this statement of Bilaam that he realized the truth that one should lead a righteous life. Why […]

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PARASHAT BALAK

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PARASHAT BALAK A Summary   This week’s portion is one of the most fascinating psychologically-revealing portions in the whole Torah! Bilaam, a non-Jewish prophet, was granted a level of prophecy close to Moshe’s level of prophecy. The Almighty gave Bilaam these powers so that the nations of the world could not say at some point […]

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Shabbat Shalom

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Shabbat Shalom There is an insightful passage in Gemara Sanhedrin on page 105b in the name of Rabbi Yochanan. From the blessing pronounced by that wicked man (Bilaam) we can deduce what was really in his heart. The Torah tells us that Hashem transformed Bilaam’s intended curse on the nation of Israel into a blessing. […]

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DVAR TORAH By Rabbi Zelig Pliskin   After the war with Sihon, king of the Amorites, the Jewish people took all the cities and settled in the Amorite cities. The Torah, in speaking about the city of Cheshbon, says: “Because of that, they who speak using parables (HaMoshlim) say: ‘Come to Cheshbon (Bo-ooh Cheshbon). Let […]

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