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Was There Shaatnez in the Kohen’s Garments?

10 Adar I 5776 – February 18, 2016
This statement implies that, but for the mitzvah, they would be in violation of the aveirah of shaatnez by wearing these garments.

Tetzaveh: The Hidden Secrets In The Walls Of The Mishkan

8 Adar I 5776 – February 17, 2016
What are the secrets God encoded within the Mishkan's walls? How can we integrate it into our lives?

Redeeming Relevance: A Choshen Mishpat of our Very Own

7 Adar I 5776 – February 16, 2016
The sages believed each of the Kohen Gadol's vestments brought atonement for a different type of sin

The Life And Identity Of Chiram

4 Adar I 5776 – February 12, 2016
It is important to keep in mind that there are numerous midrashim that are not meant to be taken literally.

Room In The Sanctuary

They shall make a Sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them"

Materials Fit For The Mishkan

3 Adar I 5776 – February 11, 2016
One could suggest that we distinguish tamei animals from the items they produce.

Balancing Bitachon And Hishtadlus

Amazingly, whenever we accomplish something in this world, the results are credited to us even though we are fully aware that Hashem is the One Who did it all.

Aleph Beta: Terumah: Is God Talking To Me Through The Laws of the Mishkan?

How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?

Impossible Reality

2 Adar I 5776 – February 10, 2016
The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Terumah: How Many Israelites Does it Take to Build an Aron?

29 Shevat 5776 – February 8, 2016
If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Rishon

27 Shevat 5776 – February 5, 2016
The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.

Parshat Mishpatim

So what did Eisenhower actually say?

Checking For Shatnez

26 Shevat 5776 – February 4, 2016
Many poskim maintain that if a person buys an inexpensive suit he need not check it for shatnez since the vast majority of inexpensive suits are shatnez­-free.

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions?

In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses

Dual Revelation At Sinai

The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.

The Effect Of An Action

So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.

Crossing Boundaries

I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy

Redeeming Relevance: Mishpatim: What’s So Special About Parents?

24 Shevat 5776 – February 2, 2016
By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.

With Open Arms

20 Shevat 5776 – January 29, 2016
There is no greater joy and gratitude that a father can have than when a lost child is led home.

Studying Torah While Unclean

19 Shevat 5776 – January 28, 2016
The Gemara (Berachos 20b) states that Ezra instituted that people who contract a certain type of tumah (baal keri) may not study Torah until...

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