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 select one of the...

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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 provided...

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ZOS HA BROCHO AND BREISHIS

The Aznayim L'Torahsays that for a blessing to succeed there are four ideal conditions. Firstly the person giving the blessing must love the person who receives it. Secondly the person giving the blessing should be a Tzadik (saint). Thirdly the person receiving the...

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CHUKAS

The mystery of the Poro Adumah (Red Heifer) defeated even King Solomon whose wisdom was renowned as beyond comparison. The Ashes of the Heifer were used to purify those impure through contact with a corpse. Yet the same ashes contaminated the purifier and required him...

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Devorim

The sedra starts by saying...... These are the words which Moshe spoke to all Israel over the Jordan River in the desert on the plain opposite Suf between Poron and between Toful and Lovon and Chatzeiros, and Di Zohov. Eleven days from Chorev, the way of the mountain...

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KI SISA

During the middle ages, it was commonly believed that Jews killed Christian babies to use their blood for the making of Matzo. In that period the population of Europe was halved by the "Black Death"... Bubonic Plague. The disease was carried by rats who were infested...

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KI SOVO

In the Sedra in Chapter 26 Verse 16 it says…. "Today HaShem your G-d commands you to do all these statutes and all the Judgements and you will guard and do them with all your heart and with all your soul." The obvious question focuses on the first word, "Today." Was...

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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....

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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...

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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 " Friends, Romans, Countrymen"...

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