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Do Women Recite Birchas HaTorah?

4 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
Women are exempt only from the first general obligation to learn Torah, not the second, more specific one.

Bamidbar: How Can We Transmit God’s Values?

2 Sivan 5776 – June 8, 2016
Bamidbar should open with the stories of the desert, right? Evidently not. Why?

Redeeming Relevance: Parsha Bemidbar: Follow Which Leader?

The Torah recognizes the phenomenon of leadership and brings it to our attention subtly in the Book of Bemidbar, through the way it lists the names of the different tribes.

Parshat Bechukotai

27 Iyyar 5776 – June 3, 2016
The terrorists were told that they would be given a plane to take them to an Arab country.

If You Will Labor In Torah Study

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 2, 2016
Man has two competing sides to him, each one crying out to fulfill it needs, each one demanding its fill.

Parshat Bechukotai: The Miracle of Satisfaction

Depending on their spiritual condition, human beings will either be satisfied with what they have, or will not. This is the determining factor whether or not it is a year of 'plenty.'

Chasing Thousands

I would like to point out that this part of the tochacha has been visited upon us today, and it is important that we realize it.

Baruch Who? Baruch Shemo

20 Iyyar 5776 – May 27, 2016
What else do we know about Baruch ben Neriyah?

Everybody’s Doing It

19 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.

Ribbis

If a person steals an item and then dies, his children must return the stolen item.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Behar: The Torah’s First Ending

Had the Jews not sinned with the spies, they would have gone into the land led by Moshe at the end of Parshat Shelach. Hence the end of Vayikra would have basically been the end of the Torah

A Job For The Kohen

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 20, 2016
After the kohanim, leviim and yisraelim lies the outermost circle, representing the nations of the world.

Connectivity & Sensitivity

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 19, 2016
We are all familiar with the idea of preparing for matan Torah, but in which way does counting the days help us become worthy of receiving the Torah?

The Torah’s System Of Self-Perfection

This mitzvah seems very difficult to understand. The answer lies in our understanding how our middos are shaped.

May A Kohen’s Pregnant Wife Enter A Cemetery?

On the other hand, perhaps the fetus she is carrying is a male, and she is obligated to ensure that he does not become tamei.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Emor II: No Time to Think

The Torah is telling us something here: Though we may sometimes act too rashly, there are times when rash action is the only way to prevent a complete catastrophe.

For I Am Holy

6 Iyyar 5776 – May 13, 2016
Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Sefirah Days Are Chol HaMoed!

“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

5 Iyyar 5776 – May 12, 2016
The answer to this question is based on understanding the connection one Jew has to another.

Sefirah: Before Or After Aleinu?

Since we daven Shacharis and Musaf together, perhaps they are considered one tefillah.

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