Pinchas – An offering of food

Something we do every day is eat. And just like all the other things we do all the time, we come to forget how special it can be. Eating is…

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Korach – Who is “you”

In May of 1810 a fire broke out in the town of Breslov. After the flames were extinguished Rebbe Nachman and a few of his students journeyed through the rubble…

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Shelach – Going Up

After their forty day scout of the Holy Land the spies returned to the rest of Klal Yisrael to give the report of what they had seen. Yet the report…

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Behaloscha – Shining outward

The week’s parsha begins with God talking to Moshe, telling him to instruct Aharon about lighting the Menorah. The midrash (Bamidbar Rabbah 15:7) tells us the windows of the Beis…

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Naso – Out of many, One

Marriage is such a Holy thing, but first you must find your soul mate. The Gemara in Sotah (2a) tells us that, “Finding your soul mate is as difficult as…

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Behar Bechukosai – Expansion into our life

Parhsas Bechukosai starts off with the pasuk, “Im Bechukosai Tailechu – If you follow My laws, guard My commandments and observe them.”(26:3) Rashi explains that this means to toil in…

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Emor – Waking the dead

It is well know that a Kohen is not allowed to enter a cemetery so that he does not become impure. This is clearly brought down right in the first…

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Achrei Mos Kedoshim – infusing the mundane

There are many different mitzvos and rituals discussed in our parsha this week, from instructions for the Holiest day of the year to the commandment to have accurate scales and…

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Shmini – Aim Higher

If we ever sat down to learn Halacha for even five minutes we would soon realize that there are at least a few things we are doing incorrectly, or not…

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