Parshas Korach – Korach’s Questions

Download as Word This week’s Parsha discusses the archetype of all argument; which in Pirkei Avos is also described in the same way[1]; that which was started by Korach. Rashi says based on Chazal[2] that Korach began the argument by asking Moshe one question: A Talit that is all Techeles, does it require Tztzis? In…

Parshas BeHaloscha – The Power of the Leviim

Download as Word The beginning of this week’s Parsha continues the discussion of the various aspects of the Leviim. We are taught how Aharon is to consecrate them[1], and then the ages of the beginning and end of their service[2]. These two ideas are clearly interrelated, and I would like to try to clarify certain…

Parshas Naso – The Levonah of the Imahot

Download as Word In the Parsha of Sotah, the woman whom is suspected of acting immorally, has to bring a Korban Mincha. This Korban is unique in lacking the ‘finer’ elements of a standard Korban Mincha. Every Mincha, especially one that comes for repentance is based on the Midah of Chesed. But this Korban is…

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…