Parshas BaMidbar – Elazar’s Burden

Download as Word This week’s Parsha begins with the description of the camp of Klal Yisroel as they travel through the desert. It first discusses the four Degalim of Yisroel, and then the carrying of the Mishkan by the Leviim. In addition to the Leviim, there were certain objects carried by the Cohanim. The Pasuk…

Parshas Bechukosai – The Bris of the Shevatim

Download as word In Parshas Bechukosi, we read the Tochacha. But at the end of the Tochacha, there are words of comfort and Nechama. “I will remember the covenant of Yakov, and even Yitzchok, and even the covenant of Avrohom I will remember; and I will remember the land.” A few Pesukim later the Torah…

Parshas Emor – The Son of Shlomis bas Divri

Download as Word The incident of the son of the Egyptian overseer and the Jewish woman, Shlomis bas Divri, who curses and is then executed, is the finale of our Parsha. What exactly took place? From the Pesukim[1] we see that there is an argument or fight in the camp between two people, the loser…

Parshas Kedoshim – Tattoos

Go to Word In Parshas Kedoshim we learn about the prohibition of כתובת קעקע, tattooing[1]. In the past twenty years this practice has become more prevalent, and even though the Issur is quite clear, it is correct to delve into the reason that is given for this prohibition. [In general the idea of reasons for…

Parshas Tazria – The Three Levels of Tzraos

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfm4bj36ql57011/parshas%20tazria%20the%20three%20levels%20of%20tzraos.docx?dl=0 In this week’s Parshiyos, we learn about the various types of Tzaraos. There are three types, of the person, of clothing, and of a building. If we examine these three categories, they are the complete existence of a person. The Tzaraos of the building is outer protection of humanity. Clothing is the innermost; and…

Parshas Shemini

In tis week’s Parsha we reach the culmination of the inauguration of the Mishkan. This is the idea of Shemini- eight, the level above the seven of nature. The final stage of the this day was the descent of the fire from Shamayim to consume the Korbanos. When Klal Yisroel saw that, they realized that…

Pesach 5777

Download as Word The entire idea of the Hagaddah is to tell over to your children the Mesorah of our leaving Mitzrayim to come to a recognition of HaShem. The word Hagaddah actually means to tell. The Seder is the place where the Mesorah is transmitted from generation to generation. But we recognize that each…