ACHAREI MOS/KEDOSHIM

The Sedra of Acharei Mos talks about the two goats that played a crucial role in the Yom Kippur service. Both are presented before the tent containing the Holy Ark as ” Chatosim ” ( sin offerings ) to HaShem. Aaron or his successors then draw lots to...

CHAYEI SORA

After the death of Sarah, Abraham is faced according to Rabbeinu Yona with the tenth test, the acquiring of the cave of Machpela. Even according to all other opinions who state that the binding of Isaac was the last test, Abraham’s encounter with Efron still...

KI TAITZE

There are two types of battle, which involve the Jewish people. One is inevitable the other is not. TheChovos Ha Levovos, tells the story of Alexander the Great’s army when it was returning from the successful conquest of what was thought to be an impregnable city....

KORACH

The story of the rebellion of Korach and his claim that Moses and Aaron had usurped the High Priesthood and leadership of the Jewish people is well known. When Hashem delivers His verdict it is both a miraculous and spectacular parsha. The earth instantaneously and...

Lech Lecha

The Sedra open with Abraham’s first test. ” Go from your Land, the place of you birth and your fathers house to a place which I will show you.” The order of Abraham’s instructions is wrong. In Julius Caesar act 3 scene two Anthony says ”...

MATOS MASAI

In the eleventh chapter of this week’s Sedra, Moshe is given a specific commandment to fulfil. “Go and pay back the Midianites on behalf of the Israelites” Yet the posuk continues with an ominous and seemingly irreversible...

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