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Parashat Pinchas

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi David Cohen And the name of the slain woman was Kasbi bas Tzur, he was head of peoples/ (25:15) Later on, in (31:18), we read that Midyan had five kings. Tzur was the most prominent of them all, as he is referred to here as rosh […]


Parashat Chukat Balak

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov In this week’s Torah portion we read about the incident for which Moshe Rabeinu was punished and not permitted to enter Eretz Israel. On the fortieth year of the Exodus, right before Beni Israel entered the land of Israel, the well which provided Beni […]

Parashat Korach

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Aharon Seleh The Chofetz Chaim used to emphasize that if you want to know how the final redemption will play out, look back at our redemption from Egypt. Rabbi Mattisyahu Solomon asks, “When Hashem told Moshe the time had come to redeem Israel, Moshe went to […]


Parashat Shelach

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari (במדבר יג, לב) ארץ אוכלת יושביה היא דרש רבא אמר הקב”ה אני חשבתיה לטובה והם חשבו לרעה אני חשבתיה לטובה דכל היכא דמטו מת חשיבא דידהו כי היכי דניטרדו ולא לשאלו אבתרייהו …הם חשבו לרעה :ארץ אוכלת יושביה היא The spies said: “It is […]


Parashat Behaalotcha

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Shemuel Akhamzadeh וַ֠יֹּאמְרוּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֤ים הָהֵ֙מָּה֙ אֵלָ֔יו אֲנַ֥חְנוּ טְמֵאִ֖ים לְנֶ֣פֶשׁ אָדָ֑ם לָ֣מָּה נִגָּרַ֗ע לְבִלְתִּ֨י הַקְרִ֜ב אֶת־קָרְבַּ֤ן יְהוָה֙ בְּמֹ֣עֲד֔וֹ בְּת֖וֹךְ בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ Those men said to them, “Unclean though we are by reason of a corpse, why must we be debarred from presenting the LORD’s offering at its […]