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So, I was asked in the middle of the second seder: Why do we break the middle matzah for Yachatz? Is there some significance to it being the middle matzah? Here was my off-the-cuff answer, I wonder if it has any truth: This thought leverages ideas I…
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Raba Got Up and Slaughtered Rav Zeira

Rava’s position in the gemara is famous: רבא מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן לברוך מרדכי Rava obligated people to drink on Purim until he would not know between “cursed is Haman” and “blessed is Mordachai”. - Megillah 7b This is the law…
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It's more beautiful in Russian.

Czar Nicholas tried to draft our boys for decades so as to Russify them. But these particular Cantonists hid their review of the basics of Judaism among the words of Russian folk songs they could sing while marching. Memories of waking up to "Modeh Ani" and neigl vasr lived on.

Now, the Czarist regime is gone, the USSR is gone, and those Cantonists' great grandsons now sing the song as modern Jews in the land of Israel.

עם ישראל חי!
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The Mussar Institute presents free webinars to nourish your soul Mussar and Prayer: Building the Temple Within – Rabbi Micha Berger l’ilui nishmas Yaakov Shlomo ben Shneur Zalman — in memory of Jacob Ween March 3 and 10 (Mondays) from … Continue reading →
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I became convinced two disputes are related. I am not 100% sure of the nature of the relationship, but as it’s related to parashas Ki Sisa, I want to post what I have so far while it’s still this week’s … Continue reading →
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If we look in the Torah at verses that describe our obligations to give or loan to others, it is common for them to conclude with “I am your G-d”. For example: וְכַרְמְךָ לֹא תְעוֹלֵל, וּפֶרֶט כַּרְמְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט; לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם; אֲנִי…
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אני שומע, ואני ממש בוכה. חלק מהאנשים האלה ילכו להילחם בעד הבטיחות של אותו "עם אחד", וכמה מאנשים אלה גמלו להם בכך שעמדו מול בנייני האומה לשאל את הקב"ה לשפוך את חמתו על ממשלה שמצביעה על כמה מהם צריך להצטרף לעסק המשותף.

למען אמת, יכול אנשים המאמינים ב"עם אחד"בחרו פרקי תהילים 79, 137 או 55.  אלו מתאימים כששואלים את הקב"ה להשפיע על דעותיהם של יהודים אחרים?

אלו הם גדולי, הפוסקים ההלכתיים שלי? תורה מה תהא עליה?

זמן לשמוע שוב, לבכות שוב, ולעבוד האבל מהנשמה שלי בזמן לפורים
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I am not a fan of the revadim (layers) method of gemara study. In short, this is a way of analyzing the gemara by teasing out the various layers of halachic discourse through the centuries we simply call “chazal”. My opposition isn’t … Continue reading →
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The Mussar Institute presents free webinars to nourish your soul Mussar and Prayer: Building the Temple Within – Rabbi Micha Berger l’ilui nishmas Yaakov Shlomo ben Shneur Zalman — in memory of Jacob Ween March 3 and 10 (Mondays) from … Continue reading →
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There is an often-cited dispute between Rabbi Yishma’el and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. ת”ר ואספת דגנך (דברים יא:יד) מה ת”ל לפי שנא’ (יהושע א:ח) לא ימוש ספר התורה הזה מפיך יכול דברים ככתבן ת”ל ואספת דגנך הנהג בהן מנהג דרך … Continue reading →
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(That picture is of R' Avraham Elya Kaplan, someone I dream of being more like; not me.)

I have biographical info on my speaker's resume, take a look there.

If you're looking for the first person to join AishDas, the Rabbi Micha Berger involved in the Mussar institue, or the father of 10 children, that's likely me. If you're looking for someone else, why not drop me a line? I would be fascinated to hear about any other "Micha Berger"s!
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A wide variety of short daily torah content and resources for Jews including Parsha, Daf Yomi, Halacha, Taryag Mitzvos, Pirkei Avos, Perek

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