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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

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

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.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Kedoshim: We Need to Choose

In this week’s parsha, the Torah further develops the statement that opens Parshat Kedsohim, the need to be 'Kadosh.'

Shabbos Mevorchim Iyar

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.

Not So Famous Amos

If I say the word Amos, what is the first word that comes into our minds?

Parshat Achrei Mot

The importance of uniforms is underscored in this week's parsha.

Acharei Mot: How Do Yom Kippur Rituals Save Us From Sins?

The weird rituals of Yom Kippur sound magical… and irrational. How do they grant forgiveness for our sins?

Systems Of Human Perfection

Our conscious reality would change because part of who we are is the animal soul, and we would thereby acquire cruelty.

Davening During A Meal

The Gemara says that Rabbi Yehuda agrees that the berachah on shechita said at the beginning suffices to cover both types.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Achrei Mot: Nameless Heroes and the Holy Path

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

From Slaves To Supermen

What makes a holy soul decide to worship foreign gods? The answer is the yetzer hara.

Being Like Hashem

We would assume the selfish person would be happy. After all, he is singly focused on what’s good for him.

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

Stopping there, the Jewish people looked up and saw the Egyptians chasing after them.

The Fast Of The Bechorim

First, the makka occurred on the first night of Pesach, not on Erev Pesach. Why, then, fast on Erev Pesach?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – E-ZPass To Olam Haba?

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?

The Four Cups Of Pesach

However, if one did not recline during three or four of the cups we would require him to drink them again and recline.

I Am Never Wrong

This concept has great relevance to us both on the receiving as well as on the giving end.

Metzora: What Do Tumah and Tahara Mean Today? Part II

This week, in Metzora, we'll dive a little deeper to find the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming tahor, ritually pure.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Metzorah: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Man in his ideal form is described as a speaker. Fitting that the sin most closely associated with tzaraat is misuse of speech.

Parshas HaChodesh: Fostering Newness

The Jewish people do not usher in months like the rest of the world.

It’s Not Fair!

Before Hashem created the world, He thought (if it could be) to create it with the middas hadin – strict justice.

An Illegal Bris

There are several answers given to that question and some may or may not apply to answer the question raised regarding a bris performed on Shabbos “illegally.”

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