The Merit Of A Good Wife

Korach cynically recruited the tribe of Reuven to join his “coup” against Moshe and Aharon, claiming that it was the right of the bechor, Reuven, to work in the Mishkan – not Aharon and the Kohanim.

Taking Challah – A Cornerstone Of Creation – Parshat Shelach

The mitzvah of hafrashat challah is from the written Torah, and like all the mitzvot related to the Land of Israel, applies only in Eretz Yisrael and only when the majority of Am Yisrael resides there.

Material And Spiritual In The Beit HaMikdash

Chazal say that the Menorah is a blessing of spirituality. It represents the light of the Torah.

An Unfortunate Chain Of Events

If you have been settled in Eretz Yisrael already for four or more generations and your farm is producing steadily, blessed by Divine abundance, you begin to take it for granted.

Bread In Red

It is unclear exactly where everything goes on the shulchan. When the two stacks of breads and two bowls of levonah are arranged on it, there is no place for anything else, let alone baking pans, bowls, pipes, etc.

Two By Two – Kedoshim

If someone can overcome and surpass their natural inclinations in their interactions with their fellow man, they will have less trouble observing the mitzvot בין אדם למקום.

Tongue in Cheek – Metzora

HKB”H, in most circumstances, tries to minimize the shame caused to the sinner... With lashon hara it is exactly the opposite. The entire procedure is deliberately made as visual and as public as possible.

Happy Hotline – Tazria

Even more curious is the latter part of the Midrash – to prevent becoming afflicted with the nega’im, what should one do? Eat, drink and be happy! Have a continual party – that is the remedy!

Thanksgiving Matzo – Tzav

I know very few who enjoy matzo year round. Most people can’t wait for Pesach to end, to get rid of all their leftover matzo.

Sacrifices and Banquets – Vayikra

If the sin originated with food, then its remedy and atonement must involve food. This is why Purim is so food oriented...


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