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Parashat Chukat

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: At the end of this week’s Torah portion, Benei Israel are at the end of their 40-year journey towards Eretz Israel. Moshe Rabeinu sends messengers to neighboring cities asking them to let Benei Israel pass through their land in order to enter the Land of Israel. […]

Parashat Korach

By Rabbi David Shasho: Parashat Korach talks about the twenty-four “Matenot Kehuna” – gifts which the Kohanim receive from the rest of the nation. After listing all the various gifts, Hashem commands Moshe to tell Aharon that these gifts are a “Berit Melach Olam,” “an eternal covenant of salt.” Rashi […]


Parashat Shelach

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari: רֵאשִׁית֙ עֲרִסֹ֣תֵכֶ֔ם חַלָּ֖ה תָּרִ֣ימוּ תְרוּמָ֑ה כִּתְרוּמַ֣ת גֹּ֔רֶן כֵּ֖ן תָּרִ֥ימוּ אֹתָֽהּ׃ “The first of your kneading, you should set aside a loaf as a portion…” (Bamidbar 15,20) Shalom, in our parasha, after the episode of the spies and its outcome, we are introduced to a few misvot. […]

Parashat Beha’alotcha

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: Harav Ovadia Yosef zatzal spoke at one of his grandsons’ sheva brachot. Instead of speaking about the chatan, he sadly related a dream he had. “I saw Moshiach by the entrance of the gate of Jerusalem. But his feet were stuck in the ground. I asked […]


Parashat Naso

By Rabbi David Cohen: A man’s holies shall be his. (5:10) The Chafetz Chaim, zt’l, wrote that the above pasuk teaches us that an object or endeavor which a person dedicates/consecrates for sacred use is what actually belongs to him, and this is what ultimately accompanies him to the eternal […]