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Parshat Emor

Parshat Emor-But It’s Not Fair! Really?

Parshat Emor Parshat Emor introduces us to the laws of the Kohein and his unique laws. The Kohein was granted to exclusive role of serving in the Temple. His service ...

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Celebrating the Miracle.

Yom Ha'atzmaut 72 Years Yom Ha’atzmaut the 5th of Iyar is the celebration of the Independence of the State of Israel. This year we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the ...
yom hashoah

Yom Hashoah Vehagevruah- The Meaning

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the first of three days on which we commemorate and celebrate the cataclysmic events of the 20th century that directly affected the Jewish People, ...

Parshat Tazria Spots and Dots

Parshat Tazria Parashat Tazria is one of the most complicated and enigmatic parshiyot of the year. The reason is that the topics discussed are ones that are completely foreign to ...
Parashat Shmini

Parashat Shemini- Kosher Authorities Why So Many?

Parashat Shemini Parashat Shmini as we see below touches on many topics. Today I want to focus on the last one, the laws of kashrut. We are blessed to live ...
Parashat Tzav

Parashat Tzav Being Thankful and Appreciating Life

Parashat Tzav Parashat Tzav introduces us to a new type of sacrifice. The Korban Todah the thanksgiving offering. An offering brought when one has survived a life-threatening situation. Is that ...
Parshat Vayikra

Parshat Vayikra – Beware Not Too Much Salt.

Parshat Vayikra Parshat Vayikra introduces us to the world of korbanot- sacrifices. A system that is completely foreign to us. Or is it? Today we have no Temple and prayer ...
Parashat Ki TIssa

Parashat Ki Tisa – The Gift Of Patience

Parashat Ki Tissa This week we read Parashat Ki Tissa. Ki Tissa is dominated by the sin of the Golden Calf and its aftermath. Moses had been on the mountain ...
Parashat Tetzaveh

Parashat Tetzaveh-The Tamid Jew

Parashat Tetzaveh Parashat Tetzaveh continues with the list of instructions about building the Mishkan. This week the focus is on the Kohanim, their clothes and their dedication ceremony. This was ...