Skin afflictions that can lead to a period of quarantine is a topic of this parasha. The cause of these afflictions, according to tradition, is antisocial behavior and in quarantine we reflect on our social interaction. The verse tells us On the day exposed flesh is seen in it, he shall be unclean and on


Passover, Parashat Shemini


After we read about the splitting of the sea, we are told: "If you really heed the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His eyes, and hearken to His commands and keep all His statutes, all the sickness that I put upon Egypt I will not put upon you,

Passover, Parashat Shemini2020-04-26T10:06:03+08:00

Parashat Passover


A mitzva of the Seder night, as important as eating matza, is telling the story of how God saved us from Egypt. This is learned from the verse: And you shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'For the sake of what the LORD did for me when I went out of Egypt.' The

Parashat Passover2020-04-26T10:06:26+08:00

Parashat Tzav


...which the LORD charged Moses on Mount Sinai on the day He charged the Israelites to bring forward their sacrifices to the LORD... From the words on the day, the Rabbis learn that one only brings a sacrifice during the day, no sacrifices are brought at night. What English calls sacrifice, Hebrew calls a korban, which also means to draw near, a sacrifice is a

Parashat Tzav2020-04-26T10:06:50+08:00
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