Gidon Herschander

D’var Torah on Parshat Vayakhel: Shabbat a time of togetherness like none other

This week’s parsha begins with Moshe gathering the Jewish people together to remind them about the mitzvah of keeping Shabbat.

The Midrash on this week’s parsha teaches that the Torah’s description of how Moshe gathered the Jewish people together to tell them about the laws of Shabbat is the origin for a Rav of a Jewish community to share words of Torah with Jews of their community or shul on Shabbat.

My Rebbe Rav Herschel Reichman Shlitta of Yeshiva University spoke this morning about how from this Midrash we see the importance of Jews gathering together on Shabbat to discuss Torah together.

In general I feel Shabbat is also a time were not only all Jews can share Torah with each other but specifically a time for Jewish families to share Torah with each other. Shabbat also gives Jewish families an opportunity to have value quality time together without worrying about the stresses of the work week.

May we use these lessons to enhance our Shabbat experience between us, our families, and the rest of the Jewish people.

May Moschiach come soon,

Gut Shabbes, Shabbat Shalom, Good Shabbos-Gidon Herschander

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Gidon Herschander made aliyah in August 2015 and currently lives in Jerusalem Israel. He loves Torah, living in Israel, engaging and posting via social media, and blogging about Aliyah, Life In Israel, Torah, Being young and a variety of other topics
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