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Learn about this week's Torah Portion: Ki Sisa and Purim
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Beginner Level

Drasha - by Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky
       Consumer Oriented - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Higher than Sinai - Ki Sisa, 5759
       Masked Emotions - Ki Sisa, 5758
       All Things Considered - Ki Sisa, 5757
       Hear Conditioning - Purim, 5757
Dvar Torah
       Let Us Not Break Those Too! - Ki Sisa, 5774
       The Birthplace of Idolatry - Ki Sisa, 5773
       The Cause of the Pause - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Shabbos Forever - Ki Sisa, 5770
       How Powerful “I” Can Be - Ki Sisa, 5769
       A Stiff Necked-Nation - Ki Sisa, 5768
       The Golden Thread of Our Existence - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Shabbos: A Time to Be… - Ki Sisa, 5765
       Keeping the Holy Holy! - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Shabbos Has Kept the Children of Israel Holy - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Freedom of Religion - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Open for Business - Ki Sisa, 5759
       A Moment Too Long - Ki Sisa, 5757
       Living Up to the Highest Standards - Ki Sisa, 5756
       The Game is Over - Pekudei-Purim, 5768
       The Reality of the Day - Purim, 5774
       Master of the Obvious - Purim, 5774
       Hey! You Never Know! - Purim, 5772
       Who Knows?! - Purim, 5772
       An Original Purim Poem: Turnabout! - Purim, 5771
       The Ballad of Mayer - Purim, 5770
       Did Esther Succeed - Purim, 5769
       His Worst Nightmare Realized - Purim, 5768
       When Things Look Bleak - Purim, 5768
       His Worst Nightmare Realized - Purim, 5768
       Await the Dawn - Purim, 5767
       Fear of What? - Purim, 5766
       Of Mice Traps and Men - Purim, 5766
       A Major Player - Purim, 5765
       We Don’t Know! - Purim, 5764
       In Defense of Haman - Purim, 5760
       Perspectives on Trouble - Purim, 5758
       Troubles Aren't Just a Good Reason to Pray - Purim, 5758
       Complete Dedication - Purim, 5756
       Our Story is History - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5773
       Just a Coincidence? - Vayikra-Purim, 5757
Edutainment Weekly
       Purim & Pisces: Not your Average Fish Story - Purim, 0
Kol Hakollel - Edited by Rabbi Pinchas Avruch
       Errant Deification - Ki Sisa, 5766
       Faith Based Initiative - Ki Sisa, 5765
       Ceding Control - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Follow the Leader - Ki Sisa, 5763
       You Have the Power - Ki Sisa, 5762
Legacy - by Rabbi Naftali Reich
       From Rags to Riches - Ki Sisa, 5774
       From Rags to Riches - Ki Sisa, 5773
       Dazzled by the Light - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Flaming Desire - Ki Sisa, 5770
       Flaming Desire - Ki Sisa, 5768
       Strength in Numbers - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Behind the Purim Mask - Purim, 5774
       Behind the Purim Mask - Purim, 5768
Lifeline - by Rabbi Yaakov Menken
       Pocketbook Judaism - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Sign of a Jew - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Shabbos: Not All or Nothing! - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Deadly Compromises - Ki Sisa, 5757
       Money is Like Fire - Ki Sisa, 5756
       Our Whole Selves - Purim, 5764
       The Elements of Purim - Purim, 5758
       Celebrate With Your Whole Self - Purim, 5758
       Remembering Amalek - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5762
       Sacrifice by Learning Torah - Tzav-Purim, 5760
The Living Law - by Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene
       Machatzis HaShekel: The Halfway Mark - Ki Sisa, 5768
       Basar b’Chalav: Milk Shall Not Meat - Ki Sisa, 5766
       Parashas Zochor: Doomsday Amalek - Purim, 5768
Rabbi Wein - by Rabbi Berel Wein
       Building a Successful Nation - Ki Sisa, 5775
       Moshe: The Perfect Leader - Ki Sisa, 5773
       Raise Your Head - Ki Sisa, 5772
       Shabbat Precedes the Building of the Mishkan - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Understanding God's Judgments - Ki Sisa, 5770
       How Could This Happen? - Ki Sisa, 5768
       Inclusiveness - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Washing Hands - Ki Sisa, 5766
       Judaism and Violence - Ki Sisa, 5765
       Guidance Needed - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Watermelons, Leeks, Onions, and Cucumbers - Ki Sisa, 5761
       Mystery of the Golden Calf - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Purim - Don't Lose Hope - Purim, 5773
       Triple Purim? - Purim, 5768
       The Heart of Gold - Perceiving Amalek - Terumah-Purim, 5761
Rabbi Zweig on the Parsha - by Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
       Forged With Love - Ki Sisa, 5773
       A Father - Ki Sisa, 5772
       A Community that Counts - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Forged With Love - Ki Sisa, 5770
       Lots More To The Story - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5773
Table Talk - by Rabbi Raymond Beyda
       No Contest - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Terrorist Threat - Ki Sisa, 5766
       Stiff Neck - Ki Sisa, 5765
       Rear View Mirror - Ki Sisa, 5764
Thinking Outside the Box - by Rabbi Jeff Kirshblum
Parsha Summary - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
Haftorah Summary - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
Haftorah Commentary - by Rabbi Dovid Siegel

Intermediate Level

Beyond Pshat - by Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky
       The Whole is Greater than its Parts - Ki Sisa, 5772
       The Negative Side of Individuality - Ki Sisa, 5764
       The Power of Unity - Ki Sisa, 5763
Hamaayan - by Shlomo Katz
       Pipe Dreams - Ki Sisa, 5775
       The Debt - Ki Sisa, 5774
       The Debt - Ki Sisa, 5774
       "Washing the Workweek Away – Part II" - Ki Sisa, 5773
       Paying Our Debts - Ki Sisa, 5772
       The Little Purim - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Wealth as a Redemption - Ki Sisa, 5769
       Raise Me Up - Ki Sisa, 5768
       Direct Supervision - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Heads Up! - Ki Sisa, 5766
       The Holiness of Shabbat - Ki Sisa, 5765
       Fulfill Your Potential - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Two Types of Shabbat - Ki Sisa, 5763
       How to Pray - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Every Jew is a Spark - Ki Sisa, 5761
       Equal Halves - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Believing vs. Knowing - Ki Sisa, 5759
       Personal Covenant - Ki Sisa, 5758
       Joy That Lasts - Purim-Tzav, 5768
       Feeling Inspired - Terumah-Purim, 5761
       The Wanderer - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5769
       The Amalek Within Us - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5764
       Light and Joy - Tzav-Purim, 5765
Olas Shabbos - by Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann
       The Soul of Prayer - Ki Sisa, 5768
       Shabbos - Being Prepared - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Defending the Indefensible - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Bucking the Trend - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Tipping the Scales - Ki Sisa, 5761
       A Matter of Choice - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Appreciating What We Have - While We Have It! - Ki Sisa, 5759
       Megillah - Don't Look Back - Purim, 5764
       A Jew and Proud of It! - Purim, 5759
       Searching for Haman - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5761
Parsha Insights - by Rabbi Yisroel Ciner
       Holy Desecration - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Freedom - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Visions of Tefillin - Ki Sisa, 5761
       Sever Your Connection to this World - Ki Sisa, 5760
       What's Bad is Good - Ki Sisa, 5759
       Leftover Ink - Ki Sisa, 5758
       When Giving is Taking - Ki Sisa, 5757
Perceptions on the Parsha - by Rabbi Pinchas Winston
       The Golden Calf: Alillus and Kavshei d’Rachmanah - Ki Sisa, 5775
       Internal Confrontations - Ki Sisa, 5774
       The Vulnerabilty of Emotional Doubt - Ki Sisa, 5773
       Spiritually-Independent - Ki Sisa, 5772
       The True Purim Experience - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Parashas Parah - Ki Sisa, 5770
       Breaking Away - Ki Sisa, 5769
       A Cause To Be Effective - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Oh No! Not DeNILE Again! - Ki Sisa, 5766
       Right On The Money - Ki Sisa, 5765
       What A Choice . . . - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Distant Wisdom - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Sweet Smell of Success - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Allusions and Illusions - Ki Sisa, 5761
       From Calf to Cow - Ki Sisa, 5759
       When Dignity Really Counts - Ki Sisa, 5758
       Don't Second Guess G-d - Ki Sisa, 5757
       Going Up? - Terumah-Purim, 5761
       Commanding Emotions - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5769
       Remember What? - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5764
       In Command of Redemption - Tzav-Purim, 5765
Rabbi's Notebook - by Rabbi Aron Tendler
       Of Hands and Feet - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Cloned Stone - Ki Sisa, 5763
       A Tale Of Two Crowns - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Walking in the Garden - Ki Sisa, 5761
       Irreversible Changes - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Moshe Outshines the Dream Team! - Ki Sisa, 5759
       How Could They? - Ki Sisa, 5758
       You Can Do It! - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5766
       Divine Distinction - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5764
Rav Frand - by Rabbi Yissocher Frand
       Even If We Cannot Truly Emulate Hashem, Our Selflessness Invokes Hashem's Mercy - Ki Sisa, 5775
        Shabbos Is Both A Mitzvah And A Present - Ki Sisa, 5773
       Moshe Does Not Let Betrayal Infringe on His Love For The People - Ki Sisa, 5772
       The Generous of Spirit He will be Blessed - Ki Sisa, 5771
       Why Did Moshe Need A Visual Image of The Half-Shekel Coin? - Ki Sisa, 5770
       They Have Strayed QUICKLY - Ki Sisa, 5768
       The Merit of Grandfathers At Work - Ki Sisa, 5767
       Let The Cow Come And Clean Up The Mess Left By The Calf - Ki Sisa, 5766
       The Oil Of Anointing Was Meant To 'Light The Fire' of the Kohanim - Ki Sisa, 5765
       If One Does Not Own Land, He Need Not Go 'Up' for the Festival - Ki Sisa, 5764
       Appreciate It While You Have It - Ki Sisa, 5763
       Answering the Call - Ki Sisa, 5762
       Moshe's Finest Moment - Ki Sisa, 5761
       Leave the Worrying to G-d - Ki Sisa, 5760
       Let Them Eat Cake - Ki Sisa, 5759
       Sneak Preview of Messianic Times - Ki Sisa, 5758
       No Need to Go Anywhere - Ki Sisa, 5757
       Haman's Offer of Silver Shekels - Purim, 5760
       Sanctifying Through The Physical - Purim, 5759
       Greatest Accolade Given To Mordechai - Purim, 5757
       Allowing US To Leave The Light On For HIM - Tetzaveh-Purim, 5773
Short Vorts - by Rabbi Chaim Flom

Advanced Level

Abarbanel - by Rabbi Dr. Meir Tamari
Be'eros - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Gal Einai - by Gedalia Litke
Haaros - by Rabbi Yaakov Bernstein
Jerusalem Views - by Rabbi Heshy Grossman
Maharal's Gur Aryeh - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Mikra - by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Nesivos Shalom - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Sfas Emes - by Dr. Nosson Chayim Leff
Shabbos: Taam Hachaim - by Rabbi Binyomin Adler
Shem Meshmuel - by Rabbi Dr. Meir Tamari
The Timeless Rav Hirsch - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Netziv: Davar B'Ito - by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Growing with the Parsha - By Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz


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