Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
NASO, Numbers 4:21-7:89
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon examines the verses that serve as the source of the mitzvah for Kohanim to bless the Jewish people every day.
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B’Midbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
B'Midbar is the first portion of the fourth book of the Torah. The word means "in the wilderness," and "aptly captures the challenges the book describes,” says Professor Tamara Eskenazi.
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B’hukkotai, Leviticus 25:1-27:34
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week’s Torah reading draws a strong connection between our spiritual lives and our physical lives.
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Emor, Leviticus 21:1-24:23
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Parshah Emor contains two sets of instructions. The first is for the priests, outlining what they need to do to offer sacrifices. The second instructions are for the Israelite people. They talk about how to live in the sacred time of the festivals and holidays.
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Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1-20:27
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Parshah Kedoshim contains a plethora of mitzvot. One of the most famous is also one of the most vital. In the verse that begins, “You shall not take revenge or bare a grudge,” we then learn “You shall love your neighbor as yourself, I am Hashem.” This mitzvah, known as Ahavat Yisrael, obligates us to love all Jews. What is...
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