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SIHA Weekly for May 7, 2021

SIHA Weekly for May 7, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat B'har- B'chukotai [Yes, Two Parashot again!] There is a lot in this week's two Parashot. We will focus on one item. There is a law that if someone sold a field in Israel, that...

SIHA Weekly for April 30, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 30, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Emor Parashat Emor is the largest Parashah in the Sefer-Book of Vayikra! It discusses the Holidays and the laws of Kohanim. Who is a kohen allowed to marry and to whom a Kohen...

SIHA Weekly for April 23

SIHA Weekly for April 23

Dvar Torah Parashat Ach'rei Mot-K'doshim [2 Parashot again this week] There are many Mitzvot in this week's 2 Parashot. Amongst the many Mitzvot is the Mitzva of "Hochaiach Tochiach et ametecha" -...

SIHA Weekly for April 16, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 16, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Tazrea M'tzora [This week there are 2 Parashot] (adapted from Rabbi Yisochor Frand) This week's Parasha discusses, amongst other things, the Halachot of a woman who...

SIHA Weekly for April 9, 2021

SIHA Weekly for April 9, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Shmini The Dr. turned to one patient and his family and said "Eat whatever you like. No diet restrictions"! The Dr. then turned to the other patient and told him and his family...

SIHA Newsletter: Special Passover Edition!

SIHA Newsletter: Special Passover Edition!

Dvar Torah As the holiday of Pesach is almost upon us, I think about how lucky we are to be in school together learning about our Freedom. The halls and zoom classrooms are filled with ideas and...

SIHA Weekly for March 19, 2021

SIHA Weekly for March 19, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parashat Vayikra This week's Parasha follows the building of the Mishkan with the details of the sacrifices that are to be brought to the Mishkan.There are many types of...

SIHA Weekly for March 12, 2021

SIHA Weekly for March 12, 2021

Dvar Torah This Shabbat, not only has TWO Parashot, [which happens often when there are not 2 months of Adar to accommodate all the Parashot, and when Holidays occur on Shabbat during the year, so...

SIHA Weekly for March 5, 2020

SIHA Weekly for March 5, 2020

Dvar Torah Parashat Ki Tisa This week's Parsha talks about the terrible sin of the Eigel Hazahav, the Golden calf. Moshe Rabbeinu went up to Heaven to receive the Luhot and learn the Torah with...

SIHA Weekly for February 26, 2021

SIHA Weekly for February 26, 2021

Dvar Torah This week's Parsha is Parashat Tetzaveh. This week's Parsha delineates the Kohen's vestments, and the "furniture" of the Mishkan. The Kohen Hedyot] the general Kohen had four garments;...

SIHA Weekly for February 19, 2021

SIHA Weekly for February 19, 2021

Dvar Torah Parsha Terumah This week's Parsha delineates the "furniture" of the Mishkan with all of their intricacies. It discusses the Menorah [which many people say is now in the vatican in Rome...

SIHA Weekly for February 12

SIHA Weekly for February 12

Dvar Torah There is a famous story in the Gmara where a non Jew came to one of the great Torah leaders of that era, Shamai, and requested of him "teach me the whole Torah on one foot", Shamai...

SIHA Weekly for February 5, 2021

SIHA Weekly for February 5, 2021

Dvar Torah Parashat Yitro This week's Parsha depicts the most monumental occasion of all times: Matan Torah --The giving of the Torah from G-d Himself to Bnei Yisrael. It is described as happening...

SIHA Weekly for January 15, 2021

SIHA Weekly for January 15, 2021

Dvar Torah D'var torah Parashas Va'eira Parshas Vaeira begins "pay back time". after Pharaoh enslaved the Jews for many years, he is now getting his punishment! This will lead up to Y'tzias...

SIHA weekly for January 8, 2021

SIHA weekly for January 8, 2021

Dvar Torah Dvar Torah Parshat Sh'mos Parshas Sh'os speeds through our suffering in Egypt under a "new Pharaoh'' [One Rabbi in the Gemara says he was actually a new Pharaoh, and one Rabbi in the...

SIHA Weekly for January 1

SIHA Weekly for January 1

Dvar Torah Parshas Vayeche is the last Parsha in Chumash [literally "fifth' of the Torah] Braishis. Yaavov Aveenu is approaching death. As an aside, Yaakov Aveenu is the first person to become sick...

SIHA weekly for December 25

SIHA weekly for December 25

Reminder: Friday December 25 10th day of Teves is a fast day 5:50 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Dvar Torah Parshas Vayegash In this week's parsha, Yosef finally reveals himself to his brothers. The shock , when...

SIHA Weekly for December 18

SIHA Weekly for December 18

Dvar Torah Miracles! Miracles! Who doesn't want miracles to happen to them? How can we even dream of expecting a miracle happening to/for us? The Lubavitcher Rebbe is quoted as saying "if we want...

SIHA Weekly for December 11

SIHA Weekly for December 11

Dvar Torah Parshas Vayeishev In this week's Parsha, the tragic story of M'cheras Yosef is told. Besides being intrinsically horrific, the after effects are perhaps even more appalling. [The Asara...

SIHA Weekly for December 4, 2020

SIHA Weekly for December 4, 2020

Dvar Torah Parshas Vayishlach In this week's Parsha, we find an extremely interesting phenomenon. The Torah [which is usually very concise] mentions the passing of Rivka, our matriarch's...

SIHA Weekly for November 20, 2020

SIHA Weekly for November 20, 2020

Dvar Torah Parshas Toldos In this week's Parsha, the "twins" Yaakov and Asov, are born. Yaakov is described in the Torah as "Ish tam yoshaiva ohalim" [a perfect man who sits in tents]. Asov is...

SIHA Weekly – November 13, 2020

SIHA Weekly – November 13, 2020

Dvar Torah Parshas Chayei Sarah In this week's Parsha, we find, Avraham ready to help find a wife for his son Yitzchok. He sends his trusty servant Eliezer on this mission Eliezer is described in...

SIHA Weekly – November 6, 2020

SIHA Weekly – November 6, 2020

  SIHA Weekly - November 6, 2020 In Parshat Vayeira we learn about the miraculous birth of our patriarch Isaac, Yitzchak Avinu. The 89 year old Sarah, upon hearing of her upcoming pregnancy and...

SIHA weekly – October 30, 2020

SIHA weekly – October 30, 2020

In Parshat Lech Lecha we learn about our ancestor Abraham’s ascension to prominence as he travels to Israel, goes down to Egypt and then returns to Israel a wealthy man. When war breaks out between...

SIHA Weekly – October 23, 2020

SIHA Weekly – October 23, 2020

This week’s Parsha discusses a world gone awry that needed a reset. In order to avert bringing a flood, Hashem wanted the world to repent and change their behavior. He had Noach spend decades...

SIHA Weekly – October 16, 2020

SIHA Weekly – October 16, 2020

Dvar Torah his week’s  Torah portion, Braishit, the first Parsha of the Torah, discusses the creation of the world. On day 3 of...

The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur

The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur

The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, revolves around the concept of Teshuva, repentance. It is a day we confess our sins to ourselves and to Hashem and make plans to better our lives,...

I can succeed Or I can’t succeed

I can succeed Or I can’t succeed

Shabbat starts- 8:12 Ends- 9:21 In Parshat Shlach, Moshe sends 12 people to scout out the Land of Israel. They return with the conclusion that there's no way to win a battle against the indigenous...