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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

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

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

What else do we know about Baruch ben Neriyah?

Everybody’s Doing It

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

After the kohanim, leviim and yisraelim lies the outermost circle, representing the nations of the world.

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.

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