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PARSHAT NASO: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ARROGANCE AND IMMORATILY

Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89 ) Bamidbar, 5:2: “Speak the Children of Israel, and you will say to them, ‘A man or a woman when he makes a vow to be a Nazir to Hashem.”Rashi, 5:2: Dh:“…why is the Portion of Nazir next to the portion of Sotah? To teach that whoever sees a Sotah in her disgrace, will… Read More »PARSHAT NASO: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ARROGANCE AND IMMORATILY

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 People saw this sight and… Read More »PARSHAT BAMIDBAR: FINDING OU LIFE’S PURPOSE

PARSHAT BECHUKOTAI: BRING THE REDEMPTION THROUGH KINDNESS

Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34 ) Vayikra, 26:42: And I will remember my Covenant with Yaakov, and even my Covenant with Yitzchak, and even my Covenant with Avraham will I remember, and the Land I will remember. Rashi, 26,42: Dh: Vezacharti: “Why were they [the Avot] listed in reverse order? It is as if to say, Yaakov, the… Read More »PARSHAT BECHUKOTAI: BRING THE REDEMPTION THROUGH KINDNESS

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 a chesed and they shall be cut… Read More »PARSHAT KEDOSHIM: UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE MEANING OF ‘CHESED’