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Connectivity & Sensitivity

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

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?

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