Parshat Naso 5784 2024

PARSHAT NASOTRUST “The Lord spoke to Moses saying, Speak to the Israelite people and say to them, if any man’s wife has gone astray and broken faith with him.” (Numbers 5:11 – 12)           Let me share a message I wrote...

Parshat Bemidbar 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEMIDBAR IN THE DESERT “On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting.”  (Numbers 1:1)...

Parshat Behukotai 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEHUKOTAI REWARD AND PUNISHMENT, GROUP VERSUS INDIVDIDUAL “If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit.” ...

Parshat Behar 5784 2024

PARSHAT BEHAR ADVERSE POSSESSION “But in the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath of complete rest, a sabbath of the Lord, you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.”  (Leviticus 25:4)...

Parshat Emor 5784 2024

PARSHAT EMOR THE COUNT “From the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering—the day after the sabbath—you shall count off seven weeks. They must be complete.”  (Leviticus 23:15)             When...

Parshat Kedoshim 5784 2024

PARSHAT KEDOSHIM MOTHERS AND FATHERS “You shall each revere your mother and your father, and keep My sabbaths: I the Lord am your God.”  (Leviticus 19:3)             I know I am entering dangerous waters if I...

Parshat Aharei Mot 5784 2024

PARSHAT AHAREI MOT YOM KIPPUR AVODAH SERVICE “Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities and transgressions of the Israelites, whatever their sins, putting them on the head of the goat; and it shall be sent off...

Shabbat Hol HaMoed Pesach 5784 2024

SHABBAT HOL HAMOED PESACH RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD “God’s hand came upon me. I was taken out by the spirit of GOD and set down in the valley. It was full of bones.”  (Ezekiel 37:1)             Three times a...

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...