Acharei Mot Kdoshim – Living with the Tor...

Apr 20, 2018Comments off

Aharei Mot-Kedoshim: Sunday: Focus on Your Lot Yom Kippur is a special time to atone for sins of illicit relations. It is not for naught

Banishing Evil

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Sending the scapegoat to Azazel is like bribing the dark inclinations that threaten us from within The portion of Acharei-Mot describes in detail the service

To Touch and be Touched

Apr 13, 2018Comments off

The two portions of the Torah, Tazria-Metzora deal with the laws concerning צרעת, tzara’at, a skin disease that required the afflicted person to separate from

Correct Diagnosis

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In parashat of Tazria we learn about the disease of tzara’at (Biblical leprosy) and how the individual suffering from it is purified. Although nowadays we

Tazriyah Metzorah – Living with the Torah...

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Tazria-Metzora: Sunday: Shades of White There are four types of tzara’at, a Biblical skin affliction commonly translated as ‘leprosy’: Baheret, se’et, sapachat of baheret and

Vayakhel-Pikudei – Living with the To...

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Vayakhel-Pekudai: Sunday: Shabbat Shalom “And Moses assembled the entire congregation of the Children of Israel and he said to them, ‘These are the things that

Who Knows Eight?

Apr 01, 2018Comments off

Eight represents Divine inspiration when it is integrated in our souls The eighth day of inaugurating the Tabernacle fell on the first day of the


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Parashat Vayikra delves into the world of sacrifices. A world containing a wealth of halachic details. A sacrifice is not merely a technical act. It

Day Without Fire

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Parshat VaYakhel opens with the command to keep Shabbat. This command concludes with the injunction: “Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwelling

A Blessed Census

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Parashat Pekudei deals with constructing the Mishkan (the Tabernacle). It begins by enumerating the weights of the precious metals that the Jewish people donated. By