This D’var Torah should be a Zechus L’Ilui Nishmas my sister, Kayla Rus Bas Bunim Tuvia A”H, my mother Chaya Rochel Bas Dovid Tzvi (Hareini Kaparas Mishkavah), my maternal grandfather Dovid Tzvi Ben Yosef Yochanan A”H, my maternal grandfather Dovid Tzvi Ben Yosef Yochanan A”H, my paternal grandfather Moshe Ben Yosef A”H, my paternal grandmother Channah Freidel Bas Avraham A”H, my uncle Reuven Nachum Ben Moshe & my great aunt Rivkah Sorah Bas Zev Yehuda HaKohein,
It should also be in Zechus L’Refuah Shileimah for:
-My father Bunim Tuvia Ben Channa Freidel
-My grandmother Shulamis Bas Etta
-MY BROTHER: MENACHEM MENDEL SHLOMO BEN CHAYA ROCHEL
-HaRav Shlomo Ben Shayna Zelda
-Mordechai Shlomo Ben Sarah Tili
-Noam Shmuel Ben Simcha
_R’ Simcha Yitzchak Ben Mirela Yudka
-Chaya Rochel Ettel Bas Shulamis
-And all of the Cholei Yisrael, especially those suffering from COVID-19 and the Meiron tragedy.
-It should also be a Z’chus for an Aliyah of the holy Neshamos of HaRav HaGa’on V’Sar HaTorah Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Ben HaRav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky A”H, Dovid Avraham Ben Chiya Kehas—R’ Dovid Winiarz ZT”L, Miriam Liba Bas Aharon—Rebbetzin Weiss A”H, as well as the Neshamos of those whose lives were taken by terrorists (Hashem Yikom Damam), COVID-19, and other tragedies.
-It should also be a Z’chus for success for Tzaha”l as well as the rest of Am Yisrael, in Eretz Yisrael and in the Galus.
פרשת שמות“A Hero Who Dares to Care”
In פַּרָשַׁת שְׁמוֹת, we meet מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּינוּ. While the בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל were suffering as slaves in Egypt, ה׳ was preparing מֹשֶׁה to become His messenger to save them.
Question: Why did ה׳ choose מֹשֶׁה? What made him so special?
Answer: The תּוֹרָה doesn’t tell us why directly. But, it does tell us a few stories that show us why מֹשֶׁה was so great.
In story #1, מֹשֶׁה stopped an Egyptian from harming another Jew. In story #2, he stopped two Jews from fighting. And in story #3, he stopped the people of מִדְיָן from harming the daughters of יִתְרוֹ.
The point of these stories is simple: מֹשֶׁה cared about other people. He could not tolerate seeing someone harm another person. When one Jew lifted his hand to hit his brother, מֹשֶׁה called him a רָשָׁע. How could someone even think of harming someone else?
מֹשֶׁה realized that ה׳ only let the Jews suffer because they were fighting and speaking badly to one another. If the whole reason they were suffering was that they didn’t care about each other, then they were going to need a hero who does care. That hero was מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּינוּ.
It’s time for the suffering to end. The fighting has to stop. We need to care about one another. We need to become heroes like משֶׁה רַבֵּינוּ was.
ה׳ should give us the heart to care about our brothers and sisters and bring Moshiach, בִּמְהֵרָה בִּיָמֵינוּ. Have a wonderful שבת!
Rabbi Eisenberg, Grade 3