This D’var Torah should be a Zechus L’Ilui Nishmas my sister, Kayla Rus Bas Bunim Tuvia A”H, 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 the Meiron tragedy.
-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.
“Stop Hitting Yourself”
In פַּרָשַׁת וַיֵּצֵא, while יַעַקֹב אָבִינוּ was running away from עֵשָׂו, the sun set and יַעַקֹב needed a place to sleep. The תּוֹרָה teaches us that יַעַקֹב arranged stones around his head to protect him during the night. However, when יַעַקֹב got up in the morning, the Torah states that there was only one stone! Where did the other stones go?
The חַכָמִים (wise sages) teach us that the stones began to argue because each one wanted to be underneath the head of the צַדִיק. That was until suddenly, a miracle happened and the stones came together and became one.
Question: What did the חַכָמִים want us to learn from this story of the stones? Why did ה׳ create this miracle?
Answer: The story of the stones teaches us that if we really care about what ה׳ wants, we won’t fight with each other.
Does our left hand ever get jealous of our right hand? Of course not! And our feet don’t get jealous of our heads! Why not? Because they are all part of the same body.
The stones stopped fighting when they saw that they were one stone. And we could also stop fighting if we just realize that עַם יִשְׂרָאֵל is one body! That is because we are all Hashem’s children and have a piece of Him inside us. Let’s show ה׳ that we realize that we are one. Have a wonderful שבת!
Rabbi Eisenberg, Grade 3