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…