What makes fish different from all other creatures? They definitely have many unique qualities, such as the fact that they swim, live in the water, etc.
But why then were kohanim allowed to be counted in the Beis Hamikdash via their fingers? Why is counting fingers different from counting people?
The Broken Tablets teach us our relationship with God is real, demands work, and survives challenges
Moses explores the question, "Is there ever a point of no return in my relationship with God?
How can we feel that we are actually having a conversation with Hashem when we do not see Him?
The answer to this question is based on understanding the underpinnings of our relationship with Hashem.
Why three colors? Why Scarlet, Purple, and Turquoise? Yes, beautiful; Yes, regal. Still: Why?
This statement implies that, but for the mitzvah, they would be in violation of the aveirah of shaatnez by wearing these garments.
What are the secrets God encoded within the Mishkan's walls? How can we integrate it into our lives?
The sages believed each of the Kohen Gadol's vestments brought atonement for a different type of sin
It is important to keep in mind that there are numerous midrashim that are not meant to be taken literally.
They shall make a Sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them"
One could suggest that we distinguish tamei animals from the items they produce.
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.
How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?
The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity
If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.
The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.
So what did Eisenhower actually say?
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.
In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses
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.
So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.
I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy
By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.