Parshas Chukas – The Passing of Miriam

Download as Word This week’s Parsha takes us from the end of the generation that left Mitzrayim[1], to the beginning of the conquest of Eretz Yisrael, the land of Sichon and Og. As part of this journey, we also learn the Halachos of the Parah Aduma, the death of Miriam, and the disappearance and reappearance…

Parshas Korach – Their Portion of the Tamid

Download as Word In this Parsha we learn about the Machlokes that Korach and his congregation have with Moshe. Moshe exerts super human efforts to forestall the consequences of their rebellion, and humbles himself to the point of personally going to beseech them to stop. When Dasan and Aviram brazenly reject Moshe’s overtures, Moshe responds…

Parshas BeHaloscha – The Chatzatzros

Download as Word This week’s Parsha discusses the final preparations for Klal Yisroel’s journey from Har Sinai to Eretz Yisroel. The last item that needed to be prepared for the travels was a method of communicating to the entire camp the travelling instructions. To facilitate that, HaShem commands Moshe to prepare silver ‘Chatzotzros’ – trumpets[1].…

Parshas Naso – The Eternal Wagons

Download as Word Parshas Naso is the longest Parsha in the Torah. The bulk of the Parsha is the Korbanos the Nesi’im bring at the dedication of the Mishkan. The Torah seeming reiterates at the great length the Korbanos that they brought. But there is another aspect to the offering that they bring that also…

Parshas B’Chukosai – Stand Tall

Download as Word Every morning in Birchos Krias Shema, before we accept the yoke of Malchus Shamayim, we say the Bracha of Ahava Rabbah – our attestation of the overwhelming love HaShem has for us. The Bracha begins with a description of the gift of the Torah and the overwhelming love that we received from…