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PARSHAT BAMIDBAR: FINDING OU LIFE’S PURPOSE

Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20 ) The Torah portion outlines how G-d instructs that each tribe should have Its own flag (degel). The Midrash provides fascinating background to the seemingly mundane passage. The Midrash1 teaches that says that when G-d’s Presence descended upon Mount Sinai 22,000 angels descended with Him – each with flags. The Jewish… Read More »PARSHAT BAMIDBAR: FINDING OU LIFE’S PURPOSE

PARSHAT KEDOSHIM: UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE MEANING OF ‘CHESED’

Kedoshim (Leviticus 19-20 ) In the latter part of the Parsha the Torah enumerates the various forbidden relationships and their punishments. Towards the end of this list the Torah states: “A man who takes his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, it is… Read More »PARSHAT KEDOSHIM: UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE MEANING OF ‘CHESED’