Bo 2023

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron Telling the Exodus on Seder Night In this parsha we find the commandment to tell the Exodus story on Seder night. The Zohar expands this idea generally to all times, saying that one should publicize the miracles that Hashem has brought upon a person. One chapter … Read more

Vaera 2023

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron The Four Expressions of Redemption This parsha begins with the four famous expressions of redemption which we hint to on Seder night by the four cups of wine. Actually, we see the theme of four many times on Seder night, such as in the four sons, … Read more

Shemot 2023

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron And Moshe and Aharon Went and Gathered All the Elders of Israel This parsha begins the life of Moshe Rabeinu, the messenger of Hashem to redeem Israel, thus .considered the forerunner of the Mashiach, according to the Zohar. In this painting we see what seems to … Read more

Vayechi 2023

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron And They Shall Be Fruitful in the Land This parsha is full of blessings that Yakov blessed his children and grandchildren. One of these blessingsis “vayidgu larov bekerev ha’aretz” – you shall multiply and be fruitful like the fish within the Land. Inthis painting we see … Read more

Vayigash 2022

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד ויָשְׁב֣וּ עַל-הָאָ֗רֶץוְדָוִ֣ד עַבְדִּ֔י נָשִׂ֥יא לָהֶ֖ם לְעוֹלָֽם וְכָרַתִּ֤י לָהֶם֙ בְּרִ֣ית שָׁל֔וֹם בְּרִ֥ית עוֹלָ֖ם יִהְיֶ֣ה אוֹתָ֑ם וּנְתַתִּים֙ וְהִרְבֵּיתִ֣י אוֹתָ֔ם וְנָתַתִּ֧י אֶת-מִקְדָּשִׁ֛י בְּתוֹכָ֖ם לְעוֹלָֽם By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron In this parsha we see exceptional roles of leadership, as befitting kings, in the figures of Yehuda and Yosef. Indeed, many years later from the offspring … Read more

Mikeitz 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשו The Beacon of The Land of Israel In this painting we see 26 flames [quite clearly indicative of the numerical value of Tetragrammaton -”ner havaya nishmat adam”], seven candles [as in the Menora], and the central candle has eleven “roots” [apparently indicating eleven sefirot – … Read more

Vayeishev 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשו This parsha describes Yosef, even in his bondage in Egypt, as a “successful man.” The Midrash translates the word for “successful/matzliach” as “jumping in joy.” This translation is based on the interpretation, found in Breshit Raba 86, 4, of the verb root “tzalach” to refer … Read more

Vayishlach 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשו And Yakov brought Yitzhak to Hebron and Buried Him [There] In this painting we see a hall very similar to Yitzhak’s Hall in Maarat Hamachpela in features such as the ceiling, the chandeliers, an d of course the monuments for the Patriarchs seen here. The … Read more

Chayei Sarah 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשו “Shabbat Hebron!” Every year beginning with Chayei Sara, on Shabbat Hebron, we take a new topic to focus on. This year, God willing, we will focus on connections – “hibur=Hebron” – between Torah/Kabbalah and science. We may also touch on Rabbi Baruch Nachshon’s art from … Read more

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