Shabbat HaGadol, Parashat Tzav


Shabbat HaGadol, "The Mighty Shabbat" is the name we give to the Shabbat before Pesach and generally it occurs on Parashat Tzav. Without explicitly discussing Pesach, it hintsat the holiday. We read about the meal offering that was brought in the Temple:What is left of it Aaron and his sons shall eat, as matzot it shall be eaten,

Shabbat HaGadol, Parashat Tzav2015-03-26T15:23:34+08:00

Parashat Vayikra, Parshat HaChodesh


About his discretion with Bathsheba, King David wrote Psalm 51. In it he says: For You desire not that I should give sacrifice, burnt-offering You greet not with pleasure. God's sacrifices-a broken spirit. A broken, crushed heart God spurns not. We read about many sacrifices in Parashat Vayikra, so what was King David saying? R. David Kimchi explains

Parashat Vayikra, Parshat HaChodesh2015-03-19T18:39:38+08:00

Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei – Parshat Parah


 And Moses said to the Israelites “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel…And He has filled him with a spirit of God in wisdom… and He has given in his heart to instruct…Wisdom and the ability to instruct are two very different things. When it comes to Judaism, a person may feel that a

Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei – Parshat Parah2015-03-15T12:47:38+08:00

Parashat Ki Tisa


Yet My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you for your generations to know that I am the LORD Who sanctifies you. The Rabbis expound the word “know” and say that intrinsic to the Sabbath experience is knowing that God gives us the Sabbath. There are many great ways

Parashat Ki Tisa2015-03-05T19:52:46+08:00
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