Why distinguish between parts of the Torah to say that this part came from pi Hagevurah while the other part came from pi Moshe?
In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.
We should remember not only the difficult moments of life but also the blessings we too often take for granted.
And yet, the Gemara in Megillah clearly states that the halacha about the tochacha only applies to the tochacha in Vayikra, not to the tochacha in Devarim.
It is one thing to do a chesed for someone one time or when it is convenient. But for a person to go a few hours out of his way every year for a stranger demonstrates incredible selflessness.
Eretz Yisroel's resting during the shmittah year proclaims Hashem as the Creator of the world just as Shabbos does, for the init of time - seven - is solely connected to the creation of the world.
The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.
The Minchas Chinuch first suggests that the obligation to be mafkir one’s produce may not be a time-sensitive mitzvah.
What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?
Let us resolve to connect ourselves powerfully to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem.
The more we are aware of Hashem's involvement in our lives, the more we will act accordingly.
Parshas Emor appears to be as diverse as a parsha can be.
The more a person focuses on his purpose in the world, the more he values the Torah.
One difference between these two approaches is when one is aware that the fetus is a male, i.e. through ultra sound.
Offering korbanos is not a substitute to living a proper life.
The Omer period is the ultimate completion of the completion, the holiest of the holiest.
Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.
To properly fulfill the mitzvah of tochachah, there are two absolute requirements. The first relates to attitude, the second to method.
Is telling someone to transgress a rabbinic prohibition not considered bad advice?
The challenge of death is to keep the person who has died alive in spirit.
Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.
Someone who focuses only on the bones of the Torah makes his bones dry and passionless.
“Who is wise? One who learns from each person” (Pirkei Avot 4:1)
Rashi is bothered by the expression Hashem used: “the Jews need only travel.”
According to the Rambam, the k’nas applies to any chametz on Pesach with which one could, in theory, transgress the aveirah – even if no transgression actually occurred.