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Parashat Vayikra

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Shemuel Akhamzadeh As we are all staying in our own homes tucked away from society to protect each other from the viral Covid-19, one of the hardest aspects of the situation to deal with for most of us may be the interaction with our own children. […]


Parashat Vayakhel Pekudai

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi David Cohen And Moshe assembled the entire assembly of Bnei Yisrael. (35:1) Rashi tells us that the word Vayakhel, “and Moshe assembled”, is written in the hifil, causative, to teach us that Moshe Rabbeinu did not gather the people directly. Rather, he caused them to gather […]

Parashat Ki Tisa

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Aharon Seleh The Gemara in בבא בתרא brings a story: רב פפא was walking up a ladder and slipped and almost fell to his death. He was frightened; had he died, he would have had the same death as idol worshippers. חיי בר רב told him, […]


Parashat Tetzaveh

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov This Shabbat – the Shabat before Purim – we will take two sifrei Torah out, one for the weekly Torah portion of Tesaveh and the other for reading the Zakor. It is a positive mitsva to listen to this reading from a kosher sefer […]


Parashat Terumah

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari Shalom, In the year 1923 there was a great gathering of many leaders and Rabbanim of Europe in the month of Elul. Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, the Rosh HaYeshiva of Keneset Yisrael in Slobodka gave a fiery speech and many parts of this speech […]