• June 15, 2024
  • 9 5784, Sivan
  • פרשת נשא

The WebYeshiva Blog

We Cannot Abandon Our Brother to the Pit By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Can you imagine if the Chanukah story were to take place today? Would the Hasmoneans be called heroes or terrorists? Would they be
Parshat HaShavua  
Struggling with Our Free Will By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Does man truly possess free will? Or, are we, as many social scientists suggest today, a product of a series of events that have occurred in
Parshat HaShavua  
Watch Your Aura By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin We left last week’s parsha with the very dramatic episode of Yaakov usurping the blessings that were originally meant for Esav. Understandably, Esav was quite upset about this,
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Venturing Out Into a Dangerous and Deceptive World By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin The difference in personalities and outlooks between the father, Avraham, and the son, Yitzchak is quite stark and apparent in their respective narratives.
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Dawning of the Age of Rivkah By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin When dealing in the world of shidduchim, one must dwell on every word and gesture. Sometimes, the smallest negative comment, even a non-verbal facial expression,
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Selecting the Good out of the Bad By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin When Hashem informed Avraham that he was going to bring great retribution upon the people of Sodom, Avraham understood that this was his cue
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Answer the Call, Realize Your Destiny By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin In parshat Lech lecha we are introduced to Avraham Avinu in a very curious way. After learning in last week’s parsha that Avram’s father, Terach,
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Noah, Original Sin, and Facing New Challenges By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin After the great Flood, Noach planted a vineyard (9:20). The very next verse tells us that he drank from the wine of the vineyard
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Learning to Take Responsibility By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Our holy works discuss a duality of perception: God perceives reality as it truly is, while man perceives a veiled reality, in the way God wishes for
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We are So Close By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin We are so close. The Torah assures us that teshuvah and closeness to Hashem is extremely accessible and is something that is completely within our grasp (Deut.
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The Truth is Out There By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin The Torah commands that upon entry into Eretz Israel, the Jews were to take large stones and erect them on the eastern border. They were to
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For over 50 years Rabbi Brovender has taught thousands of students from all around the world. This week we introduce you to Daniel Berkove. Born and raised in Detroit, he lived and worked in the
Rabbi Brovender Legacy  
The Real You By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Our parsha is famous for its apparently disjointed mitzvot that seemingly have little or nothing to do with each other. We will point out a series of three
Parshat HaShavua  
Be the Ruler! By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin What is the definition of a true leader? At the beginning of the third essay of the Kuzari, this is the very question that R’ Yehuda HaLevi had
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You are Loved By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin December 23, 1888 is one of the most famous moments in art history. It was on that day that a distraught Vincent Van Gogh “stepped into the bathroom
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Conquering the Canaanite Within By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Part of Moshe’s parting words to his children, the Jewish people, was to provide them with a winning strategy for conquering Eretz Israel and maintaining a hold
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True Beauty is More Than Skin-Deep By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin We all know that part and parcel of what it means to be a Jew is to preserve one’s physical health. We aren’t permitted to
Parshat HaShavua  
Paradigm Shifts in Retrospect By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin Our Sages are often called “Sofrim,” which literally means “counters.” Many of our rabbis dedicated their lives to carefully counting every word, letter, and cantillation note of
Parshat HaShavua  
The Glue that Holds Us Together By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin As Bnei Israel encamped near the borders of the Promised Land, two tribes, Gad and Reuven, approached Moshe to see if they could inherit the
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Seeing the Value in Tzelafchad’s Daughters and Ourselves By Rabbi Daniel Korobkin The daughters of Tzelafchad showed their great love and yearning for the Land of Israel by requesting an inheritance for their family of
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