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God is the God of the Living

Blog Emor Iyar 13 5779 בלוג אֱמֹר, י”ג אייר תשע”ט In Parashat Emor, the Creator is telling Moshe Rabeinu to instruct the Cohanim, the Priests, about everything they would need to do – areas of dress, who they could marry, limitations about who could and could not be a Cohen, how to handle funerals, how […]

What Does “To Be Holy” Really Mean?

Blog Kedoshim Iyar 6th 5779 בלוג קְדֹשִׁים, ו’ אייר תשע”ט The Parashah Kedoshim begins in Leviticus 19:1 and 2 with:  “א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם–קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ: כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם.. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and […]

Is Our Morality Congruent with the Torah...

Blog Acharei Mot Nisan 29 5779 בלוג אַחֲרֵי מוֹת, כ”ט ניסן תשע”ט This parashah begins with the regulations for Yom Kippur for the Cohanim in chapters 16 and 17, warning Aaron that there was danger if they didn’t follow all these regulations set down by the Creator, to the point that they could even lose […]

Eighth Day of Pesach?

Eighth Day of Pesach  22nd Nisan 5779 שמונה יום של פסח, כ”ב ניסן תשע”ט The Eighth day of Pesach actually says it all… in the Torah there is no eighth day of Pesach. So why do we all celebrate it? Does the Bore Olam needs adulation? No! what He wants is a two-way relationship! What […]

A Pesach Message

First Day of Pesach  Nisan 15 5779 חיום הראשון של פסח, ט”ו ניסן תשע”ט I would like us today to understand how we can each relate to Pesach on a personal level. If we were living at the time of the Exodus, who would we be? Would we be a part of Israel or Egypt? […]