Pesach – The Divided Hallel at Night

Download as Word One of the anomalies of the Hagadah is the division of Hallel where two Perakim are said before the meal and the rest after. This division of Hallel brings up a number of other questions about the Hallel of the night of Pesach. It says in Meseches Sofrim[1]that this night is one…

Parshas Tzav – Eternal Ashes

download as Word Rashi begins this week’s Parsha with an explanation of the word Tzav[1]. He says that it means that is a commandment for the time it is said and all the generations. Where do we see this being manifested? The next Pasuk begins with the introduction, “This is the Torah of the Olah”.…

Parshas VaYikra – Chometz, Fruit, and Salt

Download as Word This week we begin Sefer Toras Cohanim, the Halachos of the Cohanim, with the reading of VaYikra. This year (5778) it is also Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Nissan, and Parshas HaChodesh, which begin another phase of our preparation for Pesach. Therefore, it is correct to discuss the Halachos of Chometz of the Korbanos…

Parshas Ki Tisa – The Miraculous Mem and Samach

Download as Word Due to the proximity of Purim to Shabbos (especially in Yerushalyim) there are no sources. But so as to not break up the continuity of this Dvar Torah, we sent it anyway. This week’s Parsha is in between the two sets of Parshiyos of the Mishkan. First we read the command for…