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Why We Drink TAGS: | | | | | In Parshat Shemini, after Nadav and Avihu are killed, Aharon is instructed by Hashem not to drink wine when serving in the Beit HaMikdash. Some commentators even say that Nadav …Continue reading →

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Nothing to fear… וְנָתַתִּי שָׁלוֹם בָּאָרֶץ, וּשְׁכַבְתֶּם וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד. וְהִשְׁבַּתִּי חַיָּה רָעָה, מִן-הָאָרֶץ, וְחֶרֶב, לא-תַעֲבר בְּאַרְצְכֶם “And I will place peace in the land, you shall repose there; there will be nothing to …Continue reading →

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Behar/Bechukosai- What is The Secret of His Immortality? TAGS: CONCERNING THE JEWS … “If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in …Continue reading →

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Emor- A Smack of Love TAGS: | | | | A child comes home from school and tells his father that his Rebbi hit him for misbehaving. The father called up the Rebbi and asked him if that was indeed …Continue reading →

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Some Thoughts from Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch on Parshas Emor TAGS: | Dibur and Emor differ as “speaking” and “informing.” Speaking is the expression of thought in words, without any consideration of its being accepted by the hearer, but informing is always …Continue reading →

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Taking Responsibility TAGS: | | | | At the end of this week’s Parsha we come across an interesting story. A man, born to a Jewish mother (from the Tribe of Dan) and an Egyptian father, gets …Continue reading →

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Stark Contrast TAGS: | | | Acharei Mot is notable for a startling contrast: Opening with the laws describing the office of the Kohen Gadol, as he stands before the holy of holies, seeking the atonement …Continue reading →

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Acharei Mos/Kedoshim- A True Acquisition TAGS: | | You shall rise in the presence of an old person and you shall honor the presence of an elder and you shall fear your God – I am God (19:32) …Continue reading →

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Forbidden Relationships TAGS: | | | | | | | | This Shabbat is the 25th day of the Omer. We are exactly half way from Pesach to Shavuot. Acharei Mot, the first part of today’s double feature, is a “bloody” …Continue reading →

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Tazria/Metzora- Taste the Cuisine TAGS: | | | | | | This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest… (Vayikra 14:2) A Metzora is one who has …Continue reading →

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