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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Vayikra – Who is in control

This Dvar Torah was written four years ago, but with the current crisis going on it is even more relevant than ever – we are not in control, only God…

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Vayakhel Pekudei – One from many

We know God is One, when Klal Yisrael made and worshipped the Eigel they had this idea that there was more than one. That this golden calf is able to…

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Ki Sisa – Standing or Sitting

While our holy leader Moshe was up on top of Har Sinai getting all the details of the Torah which Hashem Himself was carving into two stones, some impatient Jews…

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Tetzaveh – Commands of the heart

The first words of this week’s Parsha are “And you shall command…”(27:20). It would make sense that everything following would be directions that we can follow practically in our lives,…

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