OPINION & COMMENT
It has been a difficult week for the Torah community with the
loss of three great rabbonim: HaRav Moshe Teitelbaum, HaRav
Moshe Halberstam, and HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira zichronom
livrochoh. Our remarks in this small space are not
intended to fulfill the obligation of hesped
The Necessity of Suffering: Perfecting an Individual Jew's
Soul and Bringing Tikkun Ho'Olom
In the first part, HaRav Taub explained that yissurim are a kindness from Hashem, to cleanse us of our sins in Olom Hazeh. This is a kindness because the cleansing of the neshomoh in Olom Hazeh is immeasurably easier than the purification of the neshomoh in Gehennom.
Before beginning to explain and analyze the numerous individual tefillos contained in the Siddur, I would like to describe the pattern that these explanations will follow.
No Correlation Between Level of Child Allowances and
Number of Children
A Garnering of Sheaves from the Mussar Lessons of Sefiras
The Alshich Hakodosh writes that the fifty days of Sefiras Ho'Omer symbolize the fifty central years of a person's life: from the time he reaches the age of twenty, when he becomes accountable for his deeds, in the Heavenly court, and is liable to punishment, up till the designated age of "the span of our life is seventy years."
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