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Parshat Metzora 5784 2024

PARSHAT METZORA – SHABBAT HAGADOL PURITY OF ARMS “This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified.”  (Leviticus 14:2)             I need to speak about the events of this past...

Parshat Tazria 5784 2024

PARSHAT TAZRIA ON THE ECLIPSE “Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days.”  (Leviticus 12:2) Upon seeing a wonder of nature, it is traditional to say a blessing.  Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu...

Parshat Shmini 5784 2024

PARSHAT SHEMINI A TIME TO BE SILENT “Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the Lord meant by saying, through those near Me, I show myself holy, and gain glory before all the people.  Aaron was silent.”  (Leviticus 10:3)...

Parshat Tzav 5784 2024

PARSHAT TZAV A SAD DAY “Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering.”  (Leviticus 6:2)             Today was a sad day for my family.  My daughter Aliza and son-in-law...

Parshat Vayikra 5784 2024

PARSHAT VAYIKRA – PURIM WHEN A LEADER SINS “In case it is a chieftain who incurs guilt by doing unwittingly any of the things which by the commandment of his God the Lord ought not to be done, and he realizes guilt— or the sin of which he is guilty is made known—he...

Parshat Pekudai 5784 2024

PARSHAT PEKUDEI REPARATIONS “All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary—the elevation offering of gold—came to 29 talents and 730 shekels by the sanctuary weight.”  (Exodus 38:24)...

Parshat Vayakhel 5784 2024

PARSHAT VAYAKHEL WHAT IS MELAKHAH? “On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.”  (Exodus 35:2)...

Parshat Kee Teesa 5784 2024

PARSHAT KEE TEESA AARON THE PEACEMAKER “Aaron said to them, “[You men,] take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”  (Exodus 32:2)...

Parshat Tetzaveh 5784 2024

PARSHAT TETZAVEH TIFERET (BEAUTY AND MORE) “Make sacral vestments for your brother Aaron, for honor and beauty.”  (Exodus 28:2)             This portion goes into detail regarding the sacred clothing which...

Parshat Terumah 5784 2024

PARSHAT TERUMAH A HOLY PLACE “They shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.”   (Exodus 25:10)             When I was a child, my...

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