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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...

MIKETZ

The Sedra of Mikeitz starts with Pharaoh’s dreams. Seven fat cows are consumed by seven thin ones. Seven healthy ears of corn swallowed by seven sick ones. Pharaoh is so distressed that he sends for Egypt’s wise men and magicians. They are unable to...

OUR FATHER AND OUR KING

OUR FATHER AND OUR KING The month of Ellul arrives with a Shofar call and the tone of each day becomes more serious and indeed awesome. Rosh HaShona, the Yom Ha Din is just around the corner. It feels a lot like school and the approach of an important exam. That’s...

PARASHAT B’HALOSECHAH

The Sedra reports the debate that preceded the departure of Yisro from the camp of the Israelites In the desert. Moshe implores Yisro to stay arguing that his contribution to the Jewish people is essential and one which only he can perform , Chpt.10 Vs. 31, ”...

PARASHAT BAMIDBAR

In the Sedra of Bamidbar the Jewish people are introduced to the concept of Flags. Chpt 2. Vs.1 ” G-d spoke to Moshe and Aaron saying each individual will camp round the Tabernacle by their flag upon which will be the device of their father’s house.”...