Monthly Archives: May 2014

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Naso Inspiration 5774


In this week’s parasha the Torah discusses Bircas Kohanim, the blessings that Aharon and his future descendants would proffer on the Jewish People. What is the significance of these blessings? Let’s take a brief look at the blessings and gain … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Bamidbar Inspiration 5774


New Chumash, new perspectives, a time to get inspired. The Ramban cites Rashi (which doesn’t appear in our editions of Rashi) that the word שאו, loosely translated as count, can also be interpreted to be a metaphor, as one would … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Bechukosai Inspiration 5774


Parashas Bechukosai, the week of blessings (and curses, but those are really blessings in disguise!) The Ramban tells us that the Jewish People have yet to experience these wonderful blessings of plentiful rain and rich crops and peace in the … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Behar Inspiration 5774


In the beginning of the parasha it is said (Vayikra 25:1-2 ) וַיְדַבֵּר יְ-ה-וָ-ה אֶל מֹשֶׁה בְּהַר סִינַי לֵאמֹר: {ב} דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם כִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם וְשָׁבְתָה הָאָרֶץ שַׁבָּת לַי-ה-וָ-ה,  And HaShem spoke to Moshe at … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Shabbos Emor Inspiration 5774


Parashas Emor primarily discusses the laws of the Kohanim and the sacrifices offered on the Festivals. The parasha begins with the words (Vayikra 21:1)  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה אֱמֹר אֶל הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם לְנֶפֶשׁ לֹא יִטַּמָּא בְּעַמָּיו, HaShem … Continue reading

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