When Chazal call not eating treif food a chok, that refers to how it functions.
Kashrut reminds us that in the end, God is the arbiter of right and wrong.
The successful student listens more than speaks out; wants his ideas critiqued, not just appreciated
Why would it not be sufficient to simply state lehoros from which we derive that in such a state one may not issue any psak?
What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?
Each of the unique roles attributed to Moshe share the common theme that they require of and grant higher sanctity to the individual filling the role.
The Torah commands we remember and not to forget we accepted Torah and became the chosen nation at Mount Sinai (Devarim 8:18).
Unless ritual is introduced, the Shoah will be remembered as a footnote in history in 100 years
And the farmer can’t help but feel a sense of pride. After all, it was his wisdom that led him to choose corn, not like that fool of a guy next door who planted wheat.
As Jews, we seem obsessed with Yetziat Mitzraim. We are obligated to recall the day that we left Mitzraim, twice a day. Yetziat Mitzraim...
This is a night of giving thanks to Hashem!
Prayer is another area where we distinguish between kiyum hamitzvah and maaseh mitzvah.
The Netziv answered that there is a difference between a piece of bread that was cut already in front of you, and one that was cut from beforehand.
Dayenu is not a song of complaint; it is rather a song of thanksgiving to God.
Our ability to teach is only successful if done by example.
Outside of the High Holidays, Pesach is probably the most celebrated biblical holiday for the majority of Jews.
So what type of praise is it that Aaron followed orders?
Yachatz is not mentioned in the Gemara. What is the foundation for yachatz?
Why is it necessary to invite people to eat from the korban Pesach?
Did you ever notice that immediately upon being granted our freedom from Egypt, the Jewish people accepted upon themselves the yoke of a new master – Hashem?
Why does Torah make the priests go through a long and seemingly bizarre induction ceremony?
Often people in important positions separate from everyday people & tasks-NOT the Kohen Gadol
Rambam warns that a festival meal without taking care of the needy isn't fulfilling simchat yom tov
These four parshiyos are viewed as steps in a progression toward Pesach, the Yom Tov of teshuvah m’ahavah, of returning to Hashem out of love.
The obvious conclusion from this passage is that when the third Beis HaMikdash is built, since we, unlike the Jews who left Egypt, would not have the need for sacrifices, they would apparently not be part of the service.