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There Is No Such Thing As Being ‘Distant’ From Hashem Regarding the mitzvah to bring the offering of “Pesach Sheini”, the Torah says that anyone who became “defiled” [due to contamination from a human corpse] or anyone who couldn’t make it to Jerusalem for the festival of Pesach because he was on a distant road […]

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From 48 Ways 010 – Serving The Wise The 49 days of the Omer represent the “49 Gates of Understanding”. The 50th Gate of Understanding, the Ramban writes, is described as “knowing of G-dliness.” The 50th Gate of Understanding is above all the other 49, and it is the innermost point of our soul – to only know of Hashem. It […]

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Editor’s Introduction Bilvavi On The Hagaddah is a collection of insights of the Rav arranged according to the Pesach Hagaddah, culled from the derashos that have been collected in “Pesach Talks”, as well as some sections from sefer “Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh – Pesach”, and from snippets of various other derashos of the Rav. The purpose […]

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The Concept of Asking For A ‘Free Gift’ From Hashem אתה חונן לאדם דעת – We ask Hashem for daas, for understanding, in our Torah learning. Knowing the Torah is the root of all understandings; as the Gemara says, “If you have it, you have everything.” But we ask Hashem to “bestow” it upon us […]

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Suffering In Learning Enables A Person To Connect to Hashem’s Torah Chazal state that three things are acquired only with suffering (yissurin): Torah, Eretz Yisrael, and the Next World. Thus, the way to get to the Torah is through yissurin, suffering. The Hebrew term for “suffering”, yissurin, contains the letters yud, samech and reish ((יסר, […]

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