Parashat Ki Tisa


Cleanliness is next to Godliness, so suggests the Ramban. This week we read: Aaron and his sons shall wash their hand and their feet from the laver when they come into the Inner Mishkan...One of the early authorized Aramaic translations, Onkelos, renders wash as sanctify, makingcleanliness synonymous with holiness.The Sages instituted washing of the hands

Parashat Ki Tisa2016-02-24T20:00:29+08:00

Parashat Tetzave


A garment made of wool and linen is something the Bible forbids, yet the instructions for making some garments of the High Priest, like the Breastplate, include such a forbidden mixture. Rav Kook explains that the mixture is forbidden to teach us that while the animal kingdom (wool) and the plant kingdom (linen) are for

Parashat Tetzave2016-02-21T15:10:28+08:00

Parashat Teruma


And you shall make the altar of acacia wood... Hollow boarded you shall make it, as He showed you on the mountain, thus they shall do. Why was the altar hollow? To this altar, came sacrifices that atoned for sins. The hollow altar symbolizes the fact that a hollow life, one that was not busy

Parashat Teruma2016-02-11T22:53:31+08:00

Parashat Mishpatim


Should you encounter your enemy's ox or his donkey straying, you must surely return it to him. Should you see your adversary's donkey sprawling under its load and would hold back from assisting him, you shall surely assist him.  On account of its owner's enemies, an animal should not be left to suffer; this is

Parashat Mishpatim2016-02-04T17:40:55+08:00
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