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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...

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.”...

PARASHAT BEHAR B’CHUKOTAI

The Sedra of Behar introduces the Mitzvah of ” Shmita” , that the land of Israel should lie fallow in a seven year cycle. The second verse says ” When you come into the land which I am giving you then the land shall keep a Shabbos to G-d ” As...

PARASHAT EMOR

The Sedra of Emor introduces the mitzvah of the Omer. What is an Omer ? Rashi points out that an Omer is a measurement, an amount , exactly one tenth of an Ephah. No I wouldn’t do that to you……an Ephah is about 2 quarts which is the usual amount for...

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