“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”
The answer to this question is based on understanding the connection one Jew has to another.
Since we daven Shacharis and Musaf together, perhaps they are considered one tefillah.
In this week’s parsha, the Torah further develops the statement that opens Parshat Kedsohim, the need to be 'Kadosh.'
The sign of the powerful bull (shor) is symbolic of Iyar (Taurus), while the part of the body representative of the month is the neck.
If I say the word Amos, what is the first word that comes into our minds?
The importance of uniforms is underscored in this week's parsha.
The weird rituals of Yom Kippur sound magical… and irrational. How do they grant forgiveness for our sins?
Our conscious reality would change because part of who we are is the animal soul, and we would thereby acquire cruelty.
The Gemara says that Rabbi Yehuda agrees that the berachah on shechita said at the beginning suffices to cover both types.
Parshat Achrei Mot represents a transition in the book of Vayikra from an emphasis on Aharon and his sons to the Jewish people as a whole
What makes a holy soul decide to worship foreign gods? The answer is the yetzer hara.
We would assume the selfish person would be happy. After all, he is singly focused on what’s good for him.
Stopping there, the Jewish people looked up and saw the Egyptians chasing after them.
First, the makka occurred on the first night of Pesach, not on Erev Pesach. Why, then, fast on Erev Pesach?
Witnessing the ten plagues, that spark was fanned into a roaring flame of faith, and they woke up, until they actually lived based on that faith. How?
However, if one did not recline during three or four of the cups we would require him to drink them again and recline.
This concept has great relevance to us both on the receiving as well as on the giving end.
This week, in Metzora, we'll dive a little deeper to find the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming tahor, ritually pure.
Man in his ideal form is described as a speaker. Fitting that the sin most closely associated with tzaraat is misuse of speech.