Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim


And you shall love your fellow man as yourself. I am the LORD. This is one of the Bible’s best known verses. The Hebrew contains a preposition: you shall love to your fellow man. However, in English this makes no sense so translations omit it. Hizkuni suggests that this is a mistake for the preposition

Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim2023-09-09T06:46:38+08:00

Parashat Shemini, Shabbat Mevarechim


The first half of our parasha discusses the consecration of the mishkan, the Tabernacle, and in the second half of the parasha the Jewish dietary laws are presented. This suggests that kashrut is an attempt to expand the Tabernacle and its Divine service into our daily lives.  While Heinrich Heine declared the Torah was the

Parashat Shemini, Shabbat Mevarechim2023-04-14T18:39:34+08:00

Parashat Tzav, Shabbat HaGadol


And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Charge Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the teaching of the burnt offering. Rashi explains that the word charge is an expression of encouragement that the Bible uses when there is a cost. The commentators struggle with this explanation. The priests – Aaron and his descendants - don’t pay for

Parashat Tzav, Shabbat HaGadol2023-04-04T01:18:11+08:00
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