Keyword Browse           
Jan. 20, 2018 - 4 Shevat 5778
Daf Yomi Avodah Zarah 5
5567/1807  Rav Moshe Yehuda Leib MiSassov

5726/1966  Rav Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg - Sridei Aish

5744/1984  The Baba Sali Rav Yisroel Abuchatzeira

 
 
bracha search
Recently Viewed Bracha
Cereals Made from Rice Flour
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Ale
 
ASK
Kashering A Stainless Dishwasher
Kiddush Shabbos Morning With No Chamar Medina
Brith Milah & Pain Relief
Yortside In Chanukah
>>go to site
 
Revach Lists
Names Of Moshe Rabbeinu
7 Names Of Yisro
10 Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
5 Reason Why We Dip Apples In Honey
 
Shiur
RN"K Who Is A Good Wife by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Acharei Mos by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Parshas Tzav/Zachor 5771 by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
>>go to site
 

Tehilim List
Submit names to be said at the Kosel HaMaaravi.  Please join us in saying Tehilim 32 for:

submit names

RSS Feeds
Today's Revach
Daf Yomi
Chumash
Halacha
Stories
613 Mitzvot
Headlines
 
[view all articles in this category]

Section: Moadim   Category: Yom Kippur
Rav Shimshon Pincus: Give Eisav His Sa'ir Lazazel And Don't Step On His Toes

Rav Shimshon Pincus quotes the Zohar that says that the judgment we battle from Rosh HaShana through Yom Kippur has its roots in the battle between Yaakov and Eisav over the Brachos of Yitzchok. Yaakov received the Brachos from Yitzchok signifying that Hashem's judgment (Yitzchok's midda is Din) to Bnei Yisroel is favorable. Then Eisav comes in and tries to stop it by claiming Yaakov is a thief. This is the Yetzer Harah prosecuting us on Rosh Hashana. We then spend the week doing teshuva until Yom Kippur which is the final confrontation where Eisav comes with his 400 men to annihilate Yaakov. Yaakov sends Eisav the generous gift of many animals and then they make peace and part ways. This gift is the Sa'ir La'Azazel.

What is it about this gift, this goat that we throw down a rocky cliff and gets ripped apart that pacifies the Yetzer Harah and takes all our aveiros with it? No other single Korban has such cleansing power. Rav Pincus explains (worth reading at length in Sichos HaGaon Rav Shimshon Pincus - Elul) that fights only arise when one person infringes on what the other person considers their territory. In this case Eisav received the Bracha of "Al Charbicha Tichyeh"; you will live by the sword. Yaakov's lot on the other hand is to serve Hashem and not involve himself in worldly activities. Although we have done teshuva in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, Eisav is still not happy because we want to live in two worlds. We promise that we won't do aveiros and we will do mitzvos but we still infringe on Eisav's turf when we take his lifestyle and imitate it in a "Kosher" style.

To pacify Eisav on Yom Kippur we take two identical goats one for Eisav and one for us. We send Eisav's to the desert far away from the the Bais HaMikdash the center of our world and we throw it off the cliff as it gets dismembered to the joyous chants of Eisav of Al Charbicha Tichyeh. While Eisav is enjoying the scene we do not go near his stadium, theater, arena, club, etc. We wrap ourselves in our Taleisim and stand in the Bais HaMikdash sacrificing our blood and flesh to Hashem through our goat. When we draw this clear line of demarcation and stay out of Eisav's way then he is finally pacified and happily kisses us good-bye as we finally part ways.

RELATED ARTICLES:Rav Shimshon Pincus  Yom Kippur

<<Previous Article
Rav Leib Chasman: A Precious Split Second
 Next Article>>
Shabbos Yom Kippur: Do You Make Kiddush, Eat Lechem Mishna, Say Ritzei?
 
send your commentsprintable versionemail to a friend

Tours
Revach Tours Now in Eretz Yisrael!

Revach L'Neshama is proud to announce that we have started offerring tours in Eretz Yisroel. If you'd like to see...read full story

Galus
Language From Mitzrayim all the way to Yeshivishe Talk

Chazal tell us that one of the reasons Bnei Yisroel merited to be taken out of Mitzrayim was that they...read full story

Innocent Observations
The Problem With Asking for Money

In the short list of qualifications for judges that Yisro told to Moshe Rabbeinu, two of them seem to be...read full story

Olam HaTorah
The Ponevezher Rov Teaches The Children How To Remember Their Name On Yom HaDin
One time when the Ponevezher Rov, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, came to visit the children of the orphanage, as they...read full story

Mashal
The Donkey and the Dirt

A man came to his Rebbe crying that his donkey fell into a pit and he didn't know what to...read full story

Chanoch L'Naar
Rav Zalman Sorotzkin - The Hardest Challenge in Chinuch, When Everyone Does It!

Parshas Emor begins with the prohibition of Kohanim to defile themselves to a dead body. Hashem tells this to...read full story

Bnei Bayscha
Some Shidduch Questions From Rav Shmuel Rozovsky

One day a Yid from Yerushalayim traveled to Bnei Brak to ask the legendary Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh, Rav Shmuel...read full story

Gadlus
Rav Yaakov Edelstein - The Two Words He Wanted to Be Able to Speak

The Gaon and Tzaddik Rav Yaakov Edelstein was one of the most uniques Gedolim of our generation. He was one...read full story

Tefila

Aleinu L'Shabeiach - Before it is Too Late!

In ten days from now we will standing in Shul at the pinnacle of Tefila of the year, Musaf of...read full story

Likras Shabbos
Parshas Vayakhel: Sridei Eish - Building Shabbos & Building A Bais HaMikdash

Parshas Vayakhel talks almost exculsively about building the Mishkan, however the first few pasukim are about the Mitzva of Shabbos....read full story

Lessons in Tzedoka

Parshas Vayakhel: Rav Chaim Soloveitchik's Long Wait

"K'chu Mei'itchem Truma" take from them donations (Vayakhel 35:5). The pasuk before says that Moshe spoke directly to the...read full story

Emuna

The Joy that Mourning Brings to a Wedding
Shlomo HaMelech tells us in Koheles (7:2) "Tov Lalaches El Bais HaEivel MiLeches El Bais HaMishteh", it is better to...read full story

Ahavas Yisroel
Parshas Truma: Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Brilliant Colorful Diversity

Among the layers of the roof of the Mishkan was the Tachash. The Tachash was an animal with brilliantly...read full story

Gedolim Biographies
Reb Dovid of Lelov - Is It A Crime To Favor Your Own Child?
Reb Dovid was born in 1746 and was a talmid of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk and later of the Chozeh of Lublin. ...read full story

Story Corner
The Chortkover Rebbe Sends Regards to Hashem in America

A man living in Vienna was struggling to support his family. He decided that his fortune lies overseas in the...read full story

Moshiach
Chofetz Chaim - Will Your Plaque in The Bais HaMikdash Bring You Eternal Pride or Shame?

The Chofetz Chaim (Shem Olam 1:17) says that whoever helped build the second Bais HaMikdash is listed in Sefer Nechemiah...read full story

Elul-Tishrei
Rav Leib Chasman - Personal Requests on Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah is the day the world was created and Hashem became King. Every year on this day we coronate...read full story

Rav Chatzkel

Rav Chatzkel Levenstein - First A Smack, The We Can Talk

Chazal tell us "Oy Lani MiYom HaDin, Oy Lanu MiYom HaTochacha", woe is to us from the day of punishment,...read full story

Around The Year
Tu B'Shvat - The Tragedy Of The Free Leaf

"Ki Hadam Eitz HaSadeh", a person is like a tree in the field. There are many comparisons between a...read full story

Kodesh
Shabbos is a Day of Three Kinds of Rest

By Mincha on Shabbos we say that Hashem gave us Yom Menucha, a day of rest. We then go...read full story

Eretz Yisroel
Parshas Shlach: Kotzker Rebbe - Impressions Of Eretz Yisroel

"Uri'isem Es HaAretz Ma Hi... HaTova He Im Ra'a... HaShmeina He Im Razah" (Shlach 13:18-20). Moshe Rabeinu tells the...read full story

Introduction
Shaarei Tzvi - Unlocking The Best Kept Secret In Megilas Esther

Every now and theb there is a Chazal that drops a bombshell, which changes everything you everything. Its implications...read full story

Postcards From Kotzk
Kotzker Rebbe On The Dormant Monster Within

The Yehudi HaKadosh MePishischa was a Chosid of the Chozeh of Lublin, until one day one of the elder statesmen...read full story

Mitzva Opportunity
Parshas Re'eh: Netziv - Feeling Your Own Pain
The Torah forbids us to harm ourselves in any way when mourning over the dead because we are a Holy...read full story

Ikvisa D'Mishicha
Reb Elchonon Wasserman's Last Drasha, We Are Saving The Yidden in America
Reb Elchonon Wasserman was one of the great pre-war Roshei Yeshiva in Europe.  He learned in Telz Yeshiva and joined...read full story

Perek Shira
Perek Shira: The Snake's Song - Taking a Plunge

No creature in history has taken a fall like the snake.  This once companion of man, with legs that would...read full story

Tehilim
Tehilim Perek 49: Beis Yisroel of Ger - Even Some Mitzvos Won't Go With You

Dovid HaMelech tells us in Tehilim (49:18) כִּי לֹא בְמוֹתוֹ יִקַּח הַכֹּל, when you die you won't take everything with...read full story

copyright © 2007 - 2010 Revach L'Neshama All Rights Reserved