Leviticus – Vayikra

Audio Lectures on the Torah Portions of Vay...

Mar 06, 2014No Comments

Vayikra: The Book of Calling     (23.21 min)  Every person has a God-given mission in life. But how can we know what that mission is, and what

Vayikra: The Book of Calling

Mar 03, 2014No Comments

Listen to Audio Lecture here The Divine Call The meaning of the name of the third of the Five Books of Moses that we begin

Making the right diagnosis

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

In the parashot of Tazria-Metzora we learn about the disease of tzara’at (Biblical leprosy) and how the individual suffering from it is purified. Although nowadays we have no way to actively

Sanctifying God’s Name

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

In Parashat Emor we are commanded, “Do not desecrate My Holy Name, and I shall be sanctified within the Children of Israel.” These two mitzvot (commandments), desecrating God’s Name

Counting time – Sabbatical Year

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

The mitzvot of shmitah (the sabbatical year; pl. shmitot) and yovel (the Jubilee year) are enumerated in Parashat Behar where we learn that every seventh year is a shmitah year and the year following every seven shmitah cycles is