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Parashat Korach

By Rabbi David Cohen: Parashat Korach stands alone as the parsha which is yafeh nidreshet, expounded well, presenting many details. In his Teivas Gome, the author of the Pri MeGadim explains Rashi’s statement rationally. Most halachos of the Torah are time-sensitive, applicable during specific times. For instance, one does not […]

Parashat Beha’alotcha

By Avraham Sani: This week’s parasha begins with Aharon’s daily lighting of the Menora and all of its details. The pasuk says Aharon did exactly as Hashem requested. Rashi explains this is “להגיד שבחו של אהרן שלא שנה” – the pasuk wants to compliment Aharon for not modifying anything Hashem […]

Parashat Behar

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov This week’s Torah portion talks about the Sabbatical year, that planting and harvesting are forbidden. We need to let the land rest and should let anyone come to our fields and take produce as they desire.The Philosophy of this commandment is that we should realize everything […]

Parashat Emor

By Avraham Sani: The pasuk says “Do not desecrate my name, rather sanctify my name amongst Klal Yisrael……I am the One who brought you out of Egypt”. This is the famous pasuk that commands us with the mitzva of Kiddush Hashem. The commentators are puzzled by the juxtaposition of these […]

Parashat Tazria

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: This week’s Torah portion, Tazria, mainly speaks about the special spiritual skin disease named Saraat. Torah describes in length regarding the ramifications of this disease and what this person needs to do, and the processes of purification. This person becomes impure and needs to reside alone, […]