Parashat Kedoshim


You shall love your fellow as yourself… Rabbi Akiva taught that this is a great rule of the Torah. The Ktav Sofer explained Rabbi Akiva meant that this great rule should also be applied to the Torah. In Judaism, spiritual and religious accomplishment occur only in and through a community that is made up of people

Parashat Kedoshim2014-04-24T21:08:14+08:00

Parashat Chol Hamoed Pesach


Passover recalls the Pascal lamb that was offered in Jerusalem when the Temple stood. One feature of this offering that was that nobody was allowed to eat it alone, rather, everyone had to join a group in order to consume it. Rabbi Soloveitchik explained that a slave who wins their freedom must be taught that

Parashat Chol Hamoed Pesach2014-04-17T18:59:56+08:00

Parashat Acharei Mot


We are commanded to feed the hungry all year long. Only on Pesach, however, do we announce: let all who are hungry come and eat. Why? Because sharing with others is one of the ways to remember that we were slaves in Egypt. Rejoice before the LORD your God…the sojourner and the orphan and the

Parashat Acharei Mot2014-04-11T05:30:37+08:00

Parashat Metzora


The one whose house it is shall come and tell the priest, saying, ‘Something like an affliction has appeared to me in the house.’ God guides whatever happens to us, good and otherwise. Our belongings are but an extension of who we are and so the verse specifies affliction has appeared to me in the

Parashat Metzora2014-04-03T21:55:08+08:00
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