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Special – Menucha V’Simcha.mp3
by the Miami Boy’s Choir 

Torah Reading – Ashkenaz (complete)01-Bereshit-01-PBereshit-Part01.mp3 (2.38 megs) [listen]01-Bereshit-01-PBereshit-Part02.mp3 (1.96 megs) [listen]01-Bereshit-02-Noach-Part01.mp3 (2.38 megs) [listen]show all 105 audio files>> 

Torah Reading – Ashkenaz Bereishis Ch.1-24 (by Rabbi Eliezer Farkash, talmud torah Rebbe in Israel.)Bereishis_perek_01.mp3 (7.86 megs) [listen]Bereishis_perek_02.mp3 (6.26 megs) [listen]Bereishis_perek_03.mp3 (6.98 megs) [listen]show all 24 audio files>> 

Torah Reading – Sefardi (complete) (most of Devarim by Chazan Moshe Shema)01-Bereshit-01-PBereshit-Part01.mp3 (2.38 megs) [listen]01-Bereshit-01-PBereshit-Part02.mp3 (2.39 megs) [listen]01-Bereshit-01-PBereshit-Part03.mp3 (1.03 megs) [listen]show all 129 audio files>>
Haftorah Reading – Ashkenaz (note:bar mitzva readings should NOT be self-study. A qualified Rabbi is an essential part of the experience.)haftorah-20040510-bechukosai.mp3 (1.03 megs) [listen]haftorah-20040517-bamidbar.mp3 (1.2 megs) [listen]haftorah-20040524-nasso.mp3 (1.44 megs) [listen]show all 53 audio files>> 

Tehilim Reading – Ashkenaz (30 days) (5 books)tehilim_ashk-001.mp3 (5.39 megs) [listen]tehilim_ashk-002.mp3 (4.93 megs) [listen]tehilim_ashk-003.mp3 (5.48 megs) [listen]show all 30 audio files>> 

Tehilim Reading – Chasidish (Israeli)001.mp3 (6.57 megs) [listen]002.mp3 (4.87 megs) [listen]003.mp3 (6.43 megs) [listen]show all 30 audio files>> 

Tehilim Reading – Sefardi (with cantillation notes and music. CD quality recordings) Populartehilim-001.mp3 [listen]tehilim-002.mp3 [listen]tehilim-003.mp3 [listen]show all 150 audio files>> 

Tehilim Reading – Yemenite Sefardi01.mp3 (3.76 megs) [listen]02.mp3 (2.88 megs) [listen]03.mp3 (3.74 megs) [listen]show all 30 audio files>> 

Shir HaShirim (song of songs) – Israeli (Musical. CD quality) Popularshir_hashirim1.mp3 (6.98 megs) [listen]shir_hashirim2.mp3 (7.24 megs) [listen]shir_hashirim3.mp3 (5.42 megs) [listen]show all 8 audio files>>  

Megilas Shir HaShirim, Esther, Ruth, Eicha  Cantorial Ashkenazi (from (4.19 megs)megilah_esther.mp3 (13.55 megs)megilas_eicha_lamentations.mp3 (6.05 megs)megilas_ruth.mp3 (3.97 megs) 

 Sabbath Songs  

Menucha V’Simcha.mp3  Popular very beautiful Sabbath song by the Miami Boy’s Choir. one of my favorite songs. with special permission (for a limited time).
this audio is copyright. not for upload to other websites.

 Various Cantorial  by Cantor Pinchas Rabinovitzshabbat_songs_3.mp3 (3.59 megs)shabbat kidush/night songs.mp3 (4.4 megs)shabbat_evening_prayer_service.mp3 (4.93 megs)birkas_hamazon-grace_after_meals.mp3 (1.94 megs)chanuka-blessings_songs.mp3 (1.77 megs)high_holidays_melodies.mp3 (2.05 megs)pesach-haggada.mp3 (6.35 megs)pesach-manishtana-the4questions.mp3 (0.48 megs)kadish-ashkenaz.mp3 (0.42 megs)kadish-sefardi.mp3 (0.43 megs)cantorial_favorites.mp3 (15.17 megs)cantorial_melodies.mp3 (21.4 megs)cantorial songs.mp3 (24.4 megs) 

(Cantor Robert Brody) Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) – SEFARDI (CD quality. by Rabbi Yitzchak Walknin. Rav of Beis Yisrael, Johanesburg)chazan’s introduction (in hebrew).mp3 (3.96 megs) [listen]pirkei_avot_ch1.mp3 (13.42 megs) [listen]pirkei_avot_ch2.mp3 (24.88 megs) [listen]pirkei_avot_ch3.mp3 (25.31 megs) [listen]show all 6 audio files>> 

Talmud Talmud Torah 
(the holy learning melody of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt’l one of the greatest talmud scholars of our times. click here for details of the recording.)לימוד ניגונו של הרב יוסף שלום אלישיב זצ”ל פרטים כאן 

Various (hallel, kaddish, etc.)RFM-01-torah-noach.mp3 (2.94 megs) [listen]RFM-01-torah-cantilation_notes.mp3 (0.75 megs) [listen]RFM-04-hallel-hoshana-raba.mp3 (37 megs) [listen]Sefira Omer (by Chasidish Rebbe in Jerusalem) (3.9 megs) [listen]Seudas Hatzadikim | (PDF)
Kid’s bedtime shema (1.2 megs) [listen]Geula for Bris Mila (1.2 megs) [listen]show all 10 audio files>> Kaddish.mp3 (1 meg)      
Aliyah to the Torah.mp3 (1 meg, with short reading+kaddish)
(both secretly recorded in morning prayer)

Reversing The Effects Of The Three Weeks

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz
Reversing The Effects Of The Three Weeks
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 11:49 AM PDT
In the comming week’s the Haftora is the second Haftora of the three weeks, it is always read with parshas Maasei, or Matos Maasei.

Reading this week’s Haftora, you can’t help but feel Hashem’s hurt and pain, because of us having forsaken him. “…What wrong did your forefathers find in Me, that they distanced themselves from Me, and went after futility…” And so it continues, until the end, where it brings verses from a later chapter that have a positive note.

The most hurt is felt in the verses, “Heavens be astonished by this… For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the source of living waters, in order to dig for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”

Isn’t forsaking Hashem the worst possible thing? Once you go there, it’s over, why go any further? What is the idea of digging broken cisterns that is even worse and more hurtful than forsaking Hashem? Finally, what positive lesson can we take from this?

Hashem loves us, and wants a relationship with us. Just like a married couple are intrinsically one, because they share one neshama. So to, we each have a holy neshama, that is actually a part of Hashem, and that makes us one with Hashem. Hashem gives him self to us by giving us his essence, “the source of living waters,” the Torah.

After opening up Himself to us, what did we do? First, we forsook Him, and then we did something even more hurtful, we started digging for other waters.

This is the theme throughout the whole Haftora. After Hashem did concrete actions to prove that he is there for us, He took us out of Egypt, He took care of our every need in the desert, He brought us and gave us the Holy Land, He showed us miracles, daily, in the Beis Hamikdash, so we know that He is all powerful. Not only did we forsake Him, we put our effort, digging into idol worship, which is futile, like broken cisterns that don’t hold water. Even if you bring your own water and pour it in to them, they lose that too. These false gods have no truth, and no ability to help you. What is worse they ruin your ability to recognize that which is really true.

This is worse than forsaking Hashem. When one just forsakes, it is bad, but it is not ruining his ability to see real truth, and one day, when he will search, he will be able to recognize truth for what it is.

Today, idolatry is not our issue, rather it is when we put other knowledge before Torah knowledge. Over our three thousand years as a nation, the Torah, Hashem’s knowledge, has been proven over and over again, to be true. Yet many give up Torah, and pursue other knowledges, for example, science, which is enjoyable, and necessary, but not a replacement for Torah. Science is only true until it is disproven, which is a daily occurrence. What is true today, is false tomorrow. When science is placed on a pedestal and worshipped as the whole truth, it is not only futile but it also ruins our view of Torah, the real truth.

Torah, Hashem’s essence, is the source of living waters. It is not only truth, but it adds life. When Hashem is who you trust, and his Torah is your guide, you are on the true path. All other subjects are just that, subjects, and their validity is measured by your Torah perspective.

The lesson here, is to do the opposite of what Hashem’s complaint is. We need to learn more Torah and deepen our understanding of Hashem, by taking our study to a deeper level, strengthening our essential intrinsic bond with Hashem. By each of us adding in Torah study, whether in quality or quantity, and by making it central to our lives, we reverse the effects of our nation’s failures. We reverse the desolation of the Three Weeks, the destruction of our Holy Temple and reveal and experience the nature of our bond with Hashem.

May we experience all this soon, with the coming of Moshiach.

Pesach – פסח – Readings

Pesach – פסח

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Pesach I – פסח יום א׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 – 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 – 28:25 

1: Exodus 12:21-24 (4 p’sukim)        
2: Exodus 12:25-28 (4 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 12:29-36 (8 p’sukim)
4: Exodus 12:37-42 (6 p’sukim)
5: Exodus 12:43-51 (9 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p’sukim)

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 – 6:1



Pesach I (on Shabbat) – פסח יום א׳ (בשבת)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 – 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 – 28:25

1: Exodus 12:21-24 (4 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 12:25-28 (4 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 12:29-32 (4 p’sukim)
4: Exodus 12:33-36 (4 p’sukim)
5: Exodus 12:37-42 (6 p’sukim)
6: Exodus 12:43-47 (5 p’sukim)
7: Exodus 12:48-51 (4 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p’sukim)

Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 – 6:1


Pesach II – פסח יום ב׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44 & Numbers 28:16 – 28:25

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3 (11 p’sukim)
2: Leviticus 23:4-14 (11 p’sukim)
3: Leviticus 23:15-22 (8 p’sukim)
4: Leviticus 23:23-32 (10 p’sukim)
5: Leviticus 23:33-44 (12 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:16-25 (10 p’sukim)

Haftarah: II Kings 23:1 – 23:9; 23:21 – 23:25



Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 – פסח יום ג׳ (חול המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:1 – 13:16

1: Exodus 13:1-4 (4 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 13:5-10 (6 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 13:11-16 (6 p’sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)


Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 – פסח יום ד׳ (חול המועד)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 22:24 – 23:19

1: Exodus 22:24-26 (3 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 22:27-23:5 (9 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 23:6-19 (14 p’sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)


Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 3 – פסח יום ה׳ (חול המועד)Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   

Torah Portion: Exodus 34:1 – 34:26

1: Exodus 34:1-10 (10 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 34:11-17 (7 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 34:18-26 (9 p’sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)



Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 – פסח יום ו׳ (חול המועד)


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1 – 28:25

1: Numbers 9:1-5 (5 p’sukim)
2: Numbers 9:6-8 (3 p’sukim)
3: Numbers 9:9-14 (6 p’sukim)
4: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)


Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed – פסח שבת חול המועד

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 33:12 – 34:26 & Numbers 28:19 – 28:25

1: Exodus 33:12-16 (5 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 33:17-19 (3 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 33:20-23 (4 p’sukim)
4: Exodus 34:1-3 (3 p’sukim)
5: Exodus 34:4-10 (7 p’sukim)
6: Exodus 34:11-17 (7 p’sukim)
7: Exodus 34:18-26 (9 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1 – 37:14

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Pesach VII – פסח יום ז׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 – 15:26 & Numbers 28:19 – 28:25

1: Exodus 13:17-22 (6 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 14:1-8 (8 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 14:9-14 (6 p’sukim)
4: Exodus 14:15-25 (11 p’sukim)
5: Exodus 14:26-15:26 (32 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19 25 (7 p’sukim)

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51


Pesach VII (on Shabbat)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Exodus 13:17 – 15:26 & Numbers 28:19 – 28:25

1: Exodus 13:17-19 (3 p’sukim)
2: Exodus 13:20-22 (3 p’sukim)
3: Exodus 14:1-4 (4 p’sukim)
4: Exodus 14:5-8 (4 p’sukim)
5: Exodus 14:9-14 (6 p’sukim)
6: Exodus 14:15-25 (11 p’sukim)
7: Exodus 14:26-15:26 (32 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51


Pesach VIII – פסח יום ח׳

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19 – 16:17 & Numbers 28:19 – 28:25

1: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p’sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p’sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p’sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p’sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32 – 12:6


Pesach VIII (on Shabbat)

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17 & Numbers 28:19 – 28:25

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29 (8 p’sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18 (18 p’sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p’sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p’sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p’sukim)
6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p’sukim)
7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p’sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:19-25 (7 p’sukim)

Did Jesus Contradict the Torah’s Commandments?

Bible teachers often make a simple mistake of presenting the teachings of Yeshua in antithesis to the Torah of Moses. Since we assume that the Gospel replaced the Torah (and that the New Covenant replaced the Old Covenant), we misread the teaching of Yeshua to support that wrong assumption. We mistakenly suppose that Yeshua came to replace the Torah, or at least to correct it.

Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount contains six short expositions in which the Master introduced a commandment of Torah saying, “You have heard that it was said …” after which He added, “But I say to you …” Theologians refer to the teachings in Matthew 5:21-48 as the six antithesis statements. That is to say that Yeshua introduced an old, obsolete commandment of the Torah and then contradicted it with His new teaching in “antithesis” to the original. According to this interpretation, Yeshua replaced the Torah with His own, new commandments.For example:

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.” But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. (Matthew 5:21-22)

The Greek and English language translations of the Master’s words heighten the sense of antithesis by translating Yeshua as saying, “But I say to you.” In the Hebrew or Aramaic spoken by the Master, the common conjunction does not necessarily indicate antithesis. A better translation of the Semitic idiom might be, “You have heard that it was said … and I say to you …”

This common formula from rabbinic teaching never introduces a contradiction to the Torah. Instead, the rabbi who speaks this way introduces an elucidation of the Torah. It’s a common form of rabbinic rhetoric to open a new teaching with the words, “You have heard” or the words “It is said” followed by “And I say to you.” The first statement means, “Up until now, you have understood this passage to mean such and such.” Then the second phrase, ‘And I say to you,’ presents the rabbi’s new insight or new explanation of the passage just quoted.

When we understand Rabbi Yeshua’s teaching from this perspective, it is clear that the so-called “antithesis statements” are not contradictions to the commandments in the Torah. Instead, Yeshua offered fresh interpretations of the commandments. He expounded upon the text of Torah like any rabbi of His day by revealing the Torah’s intentions and working out its implications. Far from contradicting the Torah or abolishing it, He fulfilled it by dispelling misconceptions and establishing its core principles all the firmer.