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The Gaon indicates that there is a relation, a Remez, between Chanuka and the fact that we  always read Parshas Mikeitz during Chanuka. At the end of each parsha,  the Masora gives the number of Pasukim, but for strangely enough for Mikeitz it also gives the number of words - 2025. 

The Vilna Gaon says that it is to teach us if Poti Phera is one word or two. Secondly, 2025 is a Remez to Ner Chanukah.  The gemara in Shabbos (21b) say we should light Ner Ish U'Baiso for 8 day.  The Gematria of the word Ner is 250  If you multiply that by 8 days, 8 x 250 = 2000.  The remaining 25 id for the 25th of Kislev.

Thank you Reb Avraham!

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 03:00:00 +0000
Parshas Masei and Aharon HaKohen's Yahrtzeit - Submitted By Name Witheld Upon Request In the complete ספר תורה only one yahrzeit is recorded. Even the yahrzeit of משה רבינו is on the seventh of Adar is not recorded. Chazal deduce it from פסוקים. The one recorded yahrzeit is that of אהרן הכהן. In this week's Sedra, in the midst of the 42 journeys, we are clearly informed of his age – 123 years, the location of his death – Hor Hohor – and the date of his death – the first day of the fifth month, that is Rosh Chodesh Av. When Rosh Chodesh Av occurs on Shabbos, as it does this year on his 3280th yahrzeit, we read about Aharon's petira on his yahrtzeit.

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 03:00:00 +0000
Kashering Your Heart and Kashering Your Utensils - Submitted By an Anonymous Reader The Medrash Bamidbar says "the Torah was given with three things: fire, water, and desert. The Medrash may have one more lesson that is not so readily apparent that is the Kosher aspect. That is, just as the Torah expects our dishes to be Kosher so to Hashem expects no less of us, in order to receive the Torah. The Three elements are clear illustrations of Kashering. There are three ways to make a non-kosher item kosher. They are all in our Medrash.  First comes fire.  This is Libun which means heating a pan or grill until it is red hot, so here we have the element of fire. Then there is hagalah, which is essentially submerging the utensil in boiling water we now have the element of water. The most recognizable aspect of the desert is sand and dirt and that is a way to Kosher something through na’itza where (in certain circumstances) you stab a knife in hard soil 10 times.  This is the element of desert. The Medrash now has a whole new level in its symbolism  now it represents Kashrus.

Fri, 30 May 2008 03:00:00 +0000