From the Messenger Bird’s Beak

08/03/2018

Parshat Eikev: Keeping Outside Influences Out

BS”D Dedicated bizchus Mordechai Yehoshua ben Menucha Rochel, for Siyata Dishmaya and a Yeshuah. ******************** In the first segment of this week’s Torah portion, Moshe reassures the Jewish People that G-d will deliver the Canaanite […]
06/29/2018

Parshat Balak: Road Block or Mental Block?

BS”D This parsha post is dedicated in merit of Rena Daniella bas Basha Leah, Chavie bas Yael, and Hadas bas Dalia, all for a safe, healthy and blessed pregnancies and births. ********************************************************* Empowered by Hashem’s blessing […]
06/15/2018

Parshas Korach: Be the Best JEW You Can Be; Be the Best YOU You Can Be! – A Shlichus Essential

BS”D Dedicated l’ilui nishmas and to the everlasting legacy of the Rebbe – Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson – of righteous memory. *************************************** A little backstory..: Among the general world – the Jewish People, also imperfect mortals included – there […]
05/16/2018

Shavuot: “I’m Getting Married in the Morning…”

BS”D This article is dedicated as a zechus for Refuah Sheleima for Esther Shaindel bas Shoshana. *************************************** Based on/inspired by an article on Tikkun Leil Shavuos by Eli Landes, for Chabad.org. ********************************************************************** A moving festivity permeates […]
05/11/2018

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai: Patterns of Fear

BS”D This parsha post is dedicated  as a zechus for a refuah sheleima for Baruch Shmuel ben Chana, and l’ilui nishmas Dovid Tzvi Hersch ben Rochel. This week’s double-portion of Behar-Bechukotai is a lengthy one.  […]
04/19/2018

Parshat Tazria-Metzora: A Cure-ious Bouquet

BS”D I dedicate this parsha post l’ilui nishmas Zalman ben Golda, taken too soon, but who lives on through his undeniable legacy of having inspired all those whom he encountered to greater simcha (joy), throughout his short life […]
03/27/2018

Pesach: Tradition: Where Our Past, Present & Future Meet

BS”D I dedicate this Pesach chiddush l’ilui nishmas Rebbetzin Miriam (Friedman) bas Ita Menucha of righteous memory. **************************************** This Pesach, I would like to share with you a few thoughts based on a Pesach sicha (talk) given […]
03/23/2018

Parshat Tzav: Wonder Bread

BS”D I dedicate this parsha-post as a zechus for a refuah sheleima for Shaina bas Chaya Mushka. *************************************** In this week’s sidra of Tzav, the inauguration-rituals of Aharon and his sons as Kohanim begin, and […]
03/16/2018

Parshat Vayikra: Of Sacrifices and Secrets of the Heart

BS”D I would like to dedicate this parsha post l’ilui nishmas Rashi Minkowicz, Rashi bas Sara who was taken too soon; an Aishes Chayil and outstanding, devoted shlucha, who touched innumerable lives, ignited Jewish sparks, and […]
02/24/2018

Purim: The Transformation of Queen Esther: The Unexpected Key to Self-Discovery

BS”D I dedicate this Purim Torah though as a zechus for a blessed and speedy refuah sheleimah for Malka bas Sarah and David Tzvi Hersch ben Rochel. ******************************************** Don’t we all face times in our […]
02/16/2018

Parshat Terumah: For the Love of G-d

BS”D I dedicate this parsha post l’ilui nishmas all those who were murdered in the attack on the Douglas High School in Florida, and as a zechus for salvation, healing, strength and comfort for their […]
01/04/2018

Parshat Shemos: Home Sweet Home

BS”D I dedicate these divrei Torah b’zechut Yitzchak Levi haCohen ben Chana, for a blessed and speedy refuah sheleima. ********************************************** Last Tuesday, I had the good fortune of being able to participate in a little […]
01/04/2018

1st Year Anniversary of Blogging – Thank-You’s & Shoutouts

BS”D What an amazing year it has been…  So robust with experiences, light and dark, highs and lows, and rich with abundant new learning, inspiration and growth.  But the occupation of studying our holy Torah and disseminating […]
12/19/2017

Chanukah Reflection: The Servant

BS”D I dedicate these divrei Torah: L’ilui nishmas (to elevate the souls) of Aliza bas Sarah ob”m and her three children, taken too soon in a fire accident just a few days ago… As a Refuah Sheleima […]
11/22/2017

Parshat Toldos Reflection: First Come, First Served?

BS”D I dedicate this parsha post as a zechus for a refuah sheleima for Devora Rudya bas Fraida Gila. ************************** The following is a Chiddush of my own, that I discovered last Erev Shabbos. ************************** […]
11/10/2017

Parshat Chayei Sarah: It’s the Little Things that Count

BS”D Gut Erev Shabbos to all dear readers! I dedicate this parsha post as a zechus for a blessed and speedy refuah sheleimah for Rochel bas Daniella Dshoar and Elisheva Yehudis bas Yael Devora.  May […]
11/03/2017

Parshat Vayeira: Giving Room to Run… and Grow

BS”D Good Shabbos to everyone! I dedicate these divrei Torah as a zechus for a blessed and speedy Refuah Sheleima for Rochel bas Daniella Dshoar. *************************************** In the closing of last week’s parsha of Lech […]
10/27/2017

Parshat Lech Lecha: Tied to the Prize

BS”D Good Shabbos to all dear readers! I dedicate this parsha post as a zechus for a refuah sheleimah for Reb Yehoshua Refael HaLevi ben Yocheved. *********************************** Let’s open up to Chamishi, the fifth Aliyah […]
10/20/2017

Parshat Noach: “Whatever Floats Your Boat..?”

BS”D Good Shabbos! I dedicate this parsha-post l’ilui nishmas all those who tragically perished in the recent California wildfires, and as a zechus for brachos, yeshua, refuah, nechama, koach and achdus, for their survivors and those […]
10/04/2017

Sukkot and Simchat Beit Hashoeivah: Giving Voice to the Power of Song

BS”D I dedicate these divrei Torah l’ilui nishmas all those who perished in the Las Vegas concert tragedy, and as a zechus for healing, strength, blessing and salvation for their survivors. ******************************* Sukkot, the Chag […]