Beit Midrash Morasha

Beit Midrash Morasha

Beit Midrash Morasha @ Arthur's Road
Warm and beautiful Religious Zionist Jewish community in Sea Po

26/07/2023

SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE AT MORASHA THIS SHABBAT.

26/07/2023

DETAILS FOR TISHA B'AV AT MORASHA

17/05/2023

Looking forward to our evening with Yehuda and Nachmam Solomon. RSVP essential.

17/05/2023

Beit Midrash Morasha and Bnei Akiva's Shavuot and Tikkun Leil on Thursday 25 May. Booking for the dinner is essential. One may also join for the learning programme only

Shlach - Ten Spies, Ten Possibilities 24/06/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Wisdom to Heal the Earth", teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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Yesterday, you were inspired. Today, that is all gone. And so, you are depressed. But this is the way life moves forward: Everything begins with inspiration. And then the inspiration steps aside, to make room for you to bring it into action. For fire to become deeds.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/PVzo8L-bcZo (5 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Shlach - Ten Spies, Ten Possibilities

Behaalotcha - Don't Do a Mitzva Twice 17/06/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Wisdom to Heal the Earth", teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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You might think that divine sparks are meted out by simple protocol: The lowlier the creation, the lowlier the divine spark it holds. Just the opposite: Only the highest sparks could descend to the lowest places and retain their power to sustain a being. Those are the sparks remaining to be rescued today. Those are the sparks that squeeze out our deepest powers to rescue them from the mud. And through them, the ultimate light is revealed.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/B8NM7JRHRWg (5 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Behaalotcha - Don't Do a Mitzva Twice

Nasso - To do it Right, First do it Wrong 10/06/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth", wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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A good barometer to determine whether something will be of benefit materially is whether it is the proper thing to do spiritually. A business venture that implies breaking your moral principles will also be detrimental materially. At times, we experience tremendous pressure when our ethics seem to stand in the way of success, but this is only an illusion. The spiritual and the material are in conflict only to our subjective eyes. In fact, they work in harmony as one.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/pjwpTR69aCg (5 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Nasso - To do it Right, First do it Wrong

Shavuot - Hearing What Can't Be Heard 03/06/2022

Good morning! πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ€
Torah Thought For Today continues with the Halachic Questions and Answers of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
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Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:13 (2/2)

Q: Since the Chazan for Shul A has a chazaka, does that mean that we have to engage him to lead services even when Shul A and Shul B merge?

A: No, neither of the reasons we gave for Chazaka will apply here. Firstly, although he indeed has a chazaka for Shul A, he has no chazaka regarding Shul B, so there is no compulsion upon them to accept him. It follows that even Shul A need not retain him, since they never agreed to give him veto power over merging with another shul. Chashad is also not a factor, since there is a good and clear reason why he is not being retained: He is not suited as a Chazan for the larger venue. Therefore they would not be required to retain him.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/MxEedcIEqh0 (3 year ago)
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Tuesday's question: Our Shul Parochet (curtain covering the Aron Kodesh, Holy Ark in which the Torah scrolls are kept) has a Magen David (Star of David) on it. Is it better if we remove it?
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Have a great day 4️⃣8️⃣ of the Omer and a wonderful Shabbat and Shavuot! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Shavuot - Hearing What Can't Be Heard

Behar Bechukotai - Less is More 27/05/2022

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Torah Thought For Today is sponsored to commemorate the Batmitzvah of Anaelle Silberstein πŸ₯³πŸ“œ
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Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:8 (1/3)

Q: To help me and others focus better on our prayers, I like to stop in the middle of prayers and say the words in English several times before continuing. Is this permissible?

A: No, this is considered an interruption in prayer; even if you are saying this between blessings, and certainly in the middle. We must concentrate based on the texts that our Sages have given us, not by changing from them. Even to do this in Hebrew would be problematic, but especially in English since you are probably not giving an exact translation, but adding or removing certain words.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/EBQr1VQBPuU (4 years ago)
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Have a great day 4️⃣1️⃣ of the Omer and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Behar Bechukotai - Less is More

Emor - Sanctifying Hashem's Name 13/05/2022

Good morning! πŸ“–
Torah Thought For Today continues with the Halachic Questions and Answers of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
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Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 2:115 (1/3)

Q: In our town we have needs for funding for both a Mikveh and a Torah school. Which should come first?

A: It really depends on what religious infrastructure is there currently. In your case, I know that in the next town over there is a Kosher Mikveh, so the need for your own Mikveh is really for Shabbat and Yom Tov when women can’t travel to the next town. In that case, the Torah school comes first without question. (Continues Sunday)
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Bonus https://youtu.be/2d-NKgRLmAI (1 year ago)
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Have a great day 2️⃣7️⃣ of the Omer and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Emor - Sanctifying Hashem's Name

Acharei Mot - Yom Kippur and Shabbat 29/04/2022

Good morning! πŸ‘©β€πŸ«
Torah Thought For Today continues with the Halachic Questions and Answers of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
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Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 2:103 (1/3)

Q: How are we to understand the Halacha that a teacher has the right to punish his students?

[My preface: This entire discussion concerns only punishments that are accepted by society and agreed upon (at least tacitly) by the parents. Obviously this depends on the time and place. The assumption at the time of this responsa is that corporal punishment is β€œdone”.]
A: There are several components to this discussion:
1. In punishing a student for their improper behaviour, the teacher can only act if he knows for a fact that this student did this, not based on suspicion alone.
2. In punishing a student for not applying themselves properly to their studies, this is at the teacher’s judgement; he does not need to present/prove objective criteria. [Continues Sunday]
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Bonus https://youtu.be/MTvE6WGXK48
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Have a great day 1️⃣3️⃣ of the Omer and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Acharei Mot - Yom Kippur and Shabbat

Metzora - Theoretical Torah 08/04/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with The Shabbos Companion by the late great Rabbi Abraham J Twerski.
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"May we find favor and good understanding in the eyes of god and man."

The Talmud says that when a person speaks pleasantly and transacts honestly, he brings honor to God. If we find favor in the eyes of man, we know that we find favor in the eyes of God.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/0Nf8-mew9X8
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Metzora - Theoretical Torah

Tazria - The Dignity of the Metzora 01/04/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with The Shabbos Companion by the late great Rabbi Abraham J Twerski.
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R’ Yisrael of Salant accepted an invitation for a Shabbos meal. The host’s wife forgot to cover the challos, and the husband gave her an angry look, whereupon she retreated to the kitchen in tears. R’ Yisrael, with his legendary courtesy, said to the host, β€œMy memory fails me. Could you remind me why we cover the challah?” The host proudly demonstrated his knowledge, and explained that it was in order to avoid embarrassing the bread. Rabbi Yisrael then said, β€œYou are so sensitive to the challah’s feelings, but not at all to your wife’s feelings. I’m sorry, but I cannot eat with you.” The host pleaded with Rabbi Yisrael to remain and apologized to his wife. Only after he promised that he would never again embarrass her, and would be sensitive to other people’s feelings, did Rabbi Yisrael consent to remain.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/myUY0mMmjms
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Tazria - The Dignity of the Metzora

29/03/2022

We had a very special visit last Friday night with some of the firefighters who doused the blaze in our Shul 3 years ago and rescued thousands of our holy books. We welcomed them to the rebuilt Shul, expressed our gratitude, and presented them each with a certificate for their wonderful help to us.

Pictured (left to right): C. Currie, M.F. Ohlsen, N. Cebu, Morasha Chair Shaun Borstrock, Rabbi Sam Thurgood, Platoon Leader O Stuurman, S. Bell

16/03/2022

Join us!

Vayakhel-Pekudei - Work and Renewal 04/03/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with The Shabbos Companion by the late great Rabbi Abraham J Twerski.
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A man complained to Rabbi Mendel of Kotzk that he suffers from severe headaches, and these prevent him from having proper kavannah during davening. Rabbi Mendel said, β€œWhat does davening have to do with the head? Davening should be with the heart rather than the head.”
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Bonus https://youtu.be/kDDTk2Qm0yo (last year)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayakhel-Pekudei - Work and Renewal

Vayakhel - The Value of Spontaneity 25/02/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with The Shabbos Companion by the late great Rabbi Abraham J Twerski.
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"Enter in peace, O crown of her husband, Even in gladness and good cheer."

The Kabbalists say that it is at this point that we receive the neshamah yeseirah, the additional soul that a Jew is granted on Shabbos. Therefore when one says the words, β€œEnter, O bride,β€œ one should meditate that one is receiving the neshamah yeseirah. This is indeed adequate reason to rejoice.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/WL9Fgzy5PMs
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayakhel - The Value of Spontaneity

Ki Tissa - To Make Shabbat 18/02/2022

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Torah Thought For Today sponsored by Beverly Shrand in loving memory of her late mother, Chaya Bat Zvi (Anita Shrand), whose yahrzeit is tomorrow. With gratitude for her light that continues to shine brightly in our lives. πŸ•―οΈ
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*The Shabbos Companion - Rabbi Dr Abraham J Twerski*

In Europe, there was no welfare system. The poor survived by virtue of the tzeddakah they were given. However, because the recipient of tzeddakah is likely to feel downhearted because of his poverty, Rabbi Leib of Vilna would stand at his window on Friday, and when he saw a person who appeared depressed because he could not afford to buy provisions for Shabbos, he would call to him and ask the person to help him with some chore. He would then pay the person, whose spirits were lifted because he felt he had earned the money rather than having been the recipient of tzeddakah.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/c0bYx5ZGIJU
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Ki Tissa - To Make Shabbat

Teztaveh - The Light of Joy 11/02/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with Rabbi Twerski's Shabbos Companion
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It was a practice of Rabbi Aryeh Levin (A Tzaddik in Our Time) to head for shul on Friday well before Mincha, to encourage the storekeepers to close their shops before sundown. One Friday, he saw many people waiting in line before an ice-cream store, and he knew that they could not all be served before Shabbos. He wondered, β€œIf I were that storekeeper, would I be able to withstand the temptation to do more business?” He entered the store, placed his shtreimel on the table, and sat down. The proprietor approached him, saying, β€œIs there anything I can do for you, Rabbi?” Rabbi Aryeh sighed. β€œMy dear friend,” he said, β€œI appreciate your predicament, but what can I do? Shabbos is Shabbos. May God bless you.” With that, he donned his shtreimel and left. A bite later he turned and saw that the line had dispersed, and that the proprietor was locking the store. Some time later, the two met. Rabbi Aryeh said, β€œI respect you highly. I don’t know if I would have withstood the test the way you did.” The proprietor said, β€œWhen I saw how deeply you felt about Shabbos, and that you would feel hurt if I did business on Shabbos. I wondered, β€˜Why should the rabbi care about what I do?’ Then I realized that you were hurt because I was damaging something that was so dear to you. It was then that I began to realize how precious Shabbos is.”
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Bonus https://youtu.be/5vg0UwXsGn0
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Teztaveh - The Light of Joy

Teruma - Generous Mind and Generous Heart 04/02/2022

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Torah Thought For Today sponsored by the Maserow and Selikow families in loving memory of Colin Maserow (Chaim Abraham ben David Binyamin v'Etta Leah)πŸ•―οΈ
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Rabbi Twerski: The Shabbos Companion

It is recommended that on Friday, the foods prepared for Shabbos should be tasted. The obvious reason is to make sure that they have been properly cooked and seasoned. A source for this practice is the verse in the Mussaf service, β€œThose who savor (lit., taste) it will merit life.” One should not overindulge in food on Friday afternoon, so that one has a hearty appetite to better enjoy the Shoabbos meal. However, it may be wise to provide a snack for the children so that they do not rush the Shabbos meal, and allow for a leisurely Shalom Aleichem and Kiddush.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/ey4DYngKep0
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Teruma - Generous Mind and Generous Heart

Mishpatim - Torah's Vision for Spiritual Upliftment 28/01/2022

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Torah Thought For Today sponsored by Linda Lurie in memory of her Oma, Irma Neuhaus - Devorah bat Yehuda haCohen - whose Yahrtzeit is on 27th Shvat, as well as to honour the precious lives of our families who perished in the Holocaust, may their memories always be for a blessing. πŸ•―οΈ
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Rav Shach: Conversations

One time Rav Schach advised a certain rabbi to accept a rabbinical position in a certain large city, but the rabbi declined, saying that he preferred to serve as rabbi in a smaller town.
Rav Schach informed him, however, β€œA rabbinical post, even in the smallest city, involves complete and total dedication to the job twenty-four hours a day. On the other hand, a rabbinical post in the largest community does not excuse one from the obligation of setting aside time for individual Torah study. On the contrary, one might find it easier to keep up his learning in a larger city, for he is more likely to find a suitable study companion there than in a small town.”
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Bonus https://youtu.be/j0zuX67kVS4 (4 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Mishpatim - Torah's Vision for Spiritual Upliftment

Yitro - The Dangerous Ten Commandments 21/01/2022

Good afternoon!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Rav Shach: Conversations".
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Rav Schach was once asked how much a father should spend for Tefillin for a bar mitzvah boy, for the price range for these objects is quite large. His response was that since this was an expense that involved a mitzvah object to be used for the boy’s entire lifetime, it is fitting to express one’s joy that God has privileged him to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah by laying out more money and purchasing a superior set of Tefillin. He remarked that it has always seemed strange to him that when it comes to planning a bar mitzvah feast people don’t count pennies so much, while when it comes to buying Tefillin for the boy they are suddenly cost-conscious. It is far more appropriate, he declared, to express one’s happiness through _hiddur mitzvah_ (glorifying the mitzvah) than through spending a lot of money on an expensive bar mitzvah affair in a catering hall.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/qleX_WaJE7U (4 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Yitro - The Dangerous Ten Commandments

Beshalach - Pharaoh and the Manna 14/01/2022

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Rav Shach: Conversations".
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Rav Schach used to tell the following story: Rav Akiva Eiger and Rav Yaakov of Lisa (β€˜the Nesivos”), arguably the two most noted rabbis of their time, were once walking down the street, discussing Torah thoughts, when they passed a bench on which some youngsters were seated. The Nesivos noticed that they did not stand up in respect for the two rabbis, and remarked to Rav Akiva Eiger, β€œLook, here we see with our own eyes an illustration of what the Sages predicted for the time period just prior to the Messiah: β€˜Audacity will become widespread and youngsters will scorn their elders’.”
Rav Akiva Eiger was unmoved. He said to his illustrious colleague, β€œThis is indeed chutzpah but nevertheless, we still haven’t reached the height of audacity, and this is not what the Sages had in mind. The day will yet come when we, the elders, will be sitting on the bench, the youngsters will pass before us, and *they* will clap in anger and exclaim, β€˜Look at the chutzpah of these elders, who do not rise before us!’”
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Bonus https://youtu.be/Fa0APoTA_A4
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Beshalach - Pharaoh and the Manna

Raffle2022 – Beit Midrash Morasha @ Arthurs Road 07/01/2022

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Torah Thought For Today sponsored by my Shul, who makes these Torah Thoughts possible, for our annual Raffle. Please support us here!
https://www.morasha.co.za/raffle2022/
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_Rav Shach: Conversations_ πŸ’¬
Rav Schach said that once a man came to Rav Eliyah Chaim Meisel’s house, peddling a book called β€œMinchas Ani”. The rav’s young grandson answered the door, took a look at the man’s wares, and declared, β€œMy grandfather already has three copies of this book, so he won’t be needing another.” At this point Rav Eliyah Chaim came in and silenced the boy. He told the salesman that he in fact would like to buy the book from him, and he even paid him twice the price he was asking. After the man left, the Rav explained: β€œYou’re right that I already have three copies of this book, and have no use for it. But today is Thursday, and I figured that this poor fellow needs money for Shabbos, and, being embarrassed to ask for outright charity, he peddles books instead. He only asked the going price for the book, but I know how much a Jew needs for Shabbos expenses, so I gave him double the amount he requested.”
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Bonus https://youtu.be/Ls2h1nIOCh4
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Raffle2022 – Beit Midrash Morasha @ Arthurs Road

Raffle2022 – Beit Midrash Morasha @ Arthurs Road 02/01/2022

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Torah Thought For Today sponsored by my Shul, who makes these Torah Thoughts possible, for our annual Raffle. Please support us here!
https://www.morasha.co.za/raffle2022/
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_Rav Shach: Conversations_ πŸ’¬
Once, when Rav Schach was quite old, he was not feeling well on a certain Shabbos, and after _Shalosh Seudos_ (the third meal, late in the afternoon) he was not sure whether he should go all the way up to the yeshiva in his condition. Someone in the family advised him, β€œIn your condition you definitely are not obligated to pray with a minyan; why don’t you just pray at home?” Rav Schach replied that he had also thought along these lines at first, but that he had decided that he would in fact walk to the yeshiva. β€œWho knows?” he explained. β€œIn my condition, perhaps hearing the _bachurim’s_ wishes to me for a β€˜_Gut Vog_’ (β€˜A good week!’ - the traditional greeting extended after the Shabbat ends) might help me get better!”
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Have a great day, change the 🌍!

Raffle2022 – Beit Midrash Morasha @ Arthurs Road

Vayigash - Hidden Holiness 10/12/2021

Good afternoon!
Torah Thought For Today continues with On the Air with Rav Aviner πŸ“»
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Q: Can my neighbor, who is a mother with a newborn, turn on the heat if she does not have the money to pay the heating bill and rely on a miracle?

A: She may turn it on because it is a life-threatening situation. A few people have already died from the cold, and it is especially dangerous for a newborn. There is, however, a different solution: You need to collect money for her. All of the neighbors should chip in a small amount of money for her heat. This is the answer to the question... We therefore do not need complex Torah arguments here. We need everyone to donate a small amount of money for heat for this woman. If you cannot collect enough money, call me and I will send you the money.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/6FO6Olfv-aw (3 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayigash - Hidden Holiness

Miketz - Living the Dream 03/12/2021

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with On the Air with Rav Aviner πŸ“»
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Q: I was in the shuk (the market) and accidentally took someone else's bag. I brought it back to the store, but I am not sure that they will come back to get it. What else should I do?

A: Since there is no real solution, we should estimate the worth of the contents of the bag and give that amount to a tzedakah which benefits the entire Nation of Israel. This means that you should not give to a particular yeshiva, but to a place that benefits everybody, since the person will then benefit from it. For example, Tzahal or a big hospital in the city. In the past, they would give such money to the wells from which people drank when ascending to the Temple for the holidays. Such things, to our distress, occur. You are not the first and will not be the last.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/c-2P_BElmBI (4 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat Chanukah! πŸ•Ž πŸ•―πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Miketz - Living the Dream

Vayishlach - How to Get Free Stuff from Hashem! 19/11/2021

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with On the Air with Rav Aviner πŸ“»
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Q: What should we do with our son who hits everybody?

A: There are various tactics:
1. Do not let him do it. You need to prevent him by gently taking his arm and explaining that we do not hit – without insulting him.
2. It is possible that he hits for many reasons. Perhaps he is bored and he is looking for activities which possess elements of speed and potential danger – he hits, runs, hits, runs, etc. If this is the case, you have to find activities which will allow him to release his excess energy: get boxes and let him break them with a hammer, give him a bath and let him spritz water all around, bring him on little trips. Or perhaps he is distressed. Why? I do not know – he has an older brother or a younger brother, there are tensions at home, etc., and this is how he releases his stress. It is also possible that he feels neglected and is in competition with his siblings. If this is the case, you need to give him attention. Either the father or mother should give him their undivided attention for 15 minutes a day. There are many possible reasons and it is hard to judge from afar.
3. I recommend to all parents to buy ten books on child-rearing at a young age – it does not matter which; they are all good but not all are complete, so they will complement one another. If you read these ten books, you will have a good picture of what to do.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/3QhPYPWGX78 (3 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayishlach - How to Get Free Stuff from Hashem!

17/11/2021

5MH with Rabbi Yochanan Ziegler

Vayeitzei - Don't Look at the Mountain 12/11/2021

Good afternoon!
Torah Thought For Today continues with On the Air with Rav Aviner πŸ“»
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Q: Is it permissible for a woman to immerse herself (for reasons of Family Purity) in the Mediterranean Sea or the Kinneret on Shabbat?

A: In general, it is permissible to immerse on Shabbat since it is for a mitzvah, but in this case it is dangerous. It is therefore only permissible if there is a lifeguard. The tide can easily pull one down and you can drown. I had a friend who was an excellent swimmer, and he was pulled under by the tide and drowned. It is forbidden to immerse if there is no lifeguard.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/DPc5l90-k3U (4 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayeitzei - Don't Look at the Mountain

Toldot - Finding Hashem When You Are Far 05/11/2021

Good afternoon!
Torah Thought For Today concludes "Smiling Each Day" by Rabbi Dr Abraham J Twerski πŸ˜ƒ
_New theme on Sunday!_
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β€œOn the heavens above and on the earth below…” (Exodus 20:4). When it pertains to spirituality, look above you to emulate those who have achieved greater heights. When it comes to earthly possessions, cast your gaze downward, and see how much more fortunate you are than those who have less.
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Bonus https://youtu.be/AHDN7Ks04QA (3 years ago)
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Have a great Rosh Chodesh and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸŒ’πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Toldot - Finding Hashem When You Are Far

Vayeira - A Funny Conversation about Laughter 22/10/2021

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Smiling Each Day" by Rabbi Dr Abraham J Twerski πŸ˜ƒ
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If your only option in choosing a friend is between a foolish person who is humble and a bright person who is arrogant, choose the fool. Folly may indeed be harmful, but arrogance is lethal (Maalos Hamidos).
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Bonus https://youtu.be/4SxuYsUFQ7I (3 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

Vayeira - A Funny Conversation about Laughter

L**h L**ha - Why Doesn't Avraham Have an Origin Story? 15/10/2021

Good morning!
Torah Thought For Today continues with "Smiling Each Day" by Rabbi Dr Abraham J Twerski πŸ˜ƒ
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The Talmud says, β€œBe certain to keep a promise you have made to a child, because otherwise you are instilling within him a propensity to lie, at an early, impressionable age (Succah 46b)
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Bonus https://youtu.be/YEENy53WTkQ (3 years ago)
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Have a great day and a wonderful Shabbat! πŸ™ˆπŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ™‰πŸ·πŸ“–πŸžπŸžπŸ˜ƒ

L**h L**ha - Why Doesn't Avraham Have an Origin Story?

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