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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Ownership, Chametz and the Sacrificial Conundrum

There is likely some connection between the prohibition of chametz on the altar and the chametz which is more likely on our minds as we rid our homes of this most challenging foodstuff.

A New Year – Parshat HaChodesh

27 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017
On Shabbat we will read of two events that took place on the first of Nisan.

Shabbos Mevorchim Nissan

The comfort and chizuk these wives offered their husbands, uplifting their morale, did not escape our all-seeing Father in heaven.

Parshat Vayakhel-Pikudei

Anyone from any tribe can rise to greatness so long as he or she has the vision, drive, and talent.

The Perfect Formula

Other nations were created through conquest and an amalgamation of peoples. We, the Jewish people, were born in the cradle of family, Abraham and Sarah, created our very first home. Thia is why the epidemic of splintered families is an epic tragedy.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (XI)

The ongoing legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force

When Built

26 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
I can't accept that, said Mr. Mann. If you are not willing to honor the contract, we need to take up the issue in beis din.

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot (Conclusion)

Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Daf Yomi

Hung Out To Dry ‘A Roof With A Parapet 10 Tefachim High Is Not Included’ (Bava Basra 63b-64a)

Where Are The Gedolim Today?

While this is a beautiful illustration of the giving nature of a tzaddik, there is as subtle message here: the man stole a spoon from the Chofetz Chaim. How was that possible?

What Requires A Pesach Certification – And What Does Not

If chametz became mixed with non-chametz on Pesach, the mixture is prohibited on Pesach even if the ratio of the permitted non‑chametz to the forbidden chametz is 1,000 to 1.

Photo ID

Our first six children had been born in the Holy Land, but ironically every one of them married and set up home in the United States.

Rashi’s Prediction

The UN condemns Israel on a constant basis for crimes it has not committed, and continually attempts to recognize the Palestinian claim to the land (with the exception to the Trump administration as we will shortly discuss).

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:8)

So too a person who admits he stole part of the money claimed, or who is confronted by only one witness who testifies to the theft, remains eligible to take an oath.

Connecting To Ourselves

"The Lord settles lonely individuals into the House (Psalms 68:7)." His House that "dwells in the heart of each individual" is meant to provide a place for the lonely; those disconnected from themselves

Vayakhel – What Does It Mean To Be Created In The Image Of God?

Both the mishkan and Shabbat are in this week's parsha. What is the thematic, conceptual connection between the two?

Encampments & Journeys

In the sanctuary, the specific domain called “the holy” is where we meet God on His terms, not ours. Yet this too is God’s way of conferring dignity on mankind.

Parshas Vayak’hel-Pekudei

25 Adar 5777 – March 22, 2017
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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayakhel: A Surprise Leader

From the beginning of the building project, the financial and physical contribution of all Jews was sought. There was a need to show that the Torah’s tabernacle was where all Jews stand equal before God

A Family Destroying Itself

21 Adar 5777 – March 19, 2017
In this week's treasure from Rebbetzin Jungreis' {zt"l) archives she shares a letter from a family in turmoil. This time it’s not the children who rejected parents but a parent who rejected her child

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