IS THIS OURS?

IS THIS OURS?

In this week’s double Prasha, Behar-Bechukosai we are taught the mitzvah of Shmittah. Every seventh year we must cease from almost all agricultural activity in the Land of Israel. Keep in mind that the base of our economy was agriculture. To cease all plowing...
PERFECT BALANCE

PERFECT BALANCE

In this week’s Parsha, Tazria Metzorah, we find how severe the sin of lashon hara is. Lashon hara is the sin of speaking gossip which at it’s lowest level damages a person’s reputation in the eyes of at least one person. When one spoke lashon hara he contracted...
IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF THE UNIVERSE

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF THE UNIVERSE

With Pesach behind us, we are in our second week of our ascent from the depravity of Egypt to the heights of spiritual purity of Mount Sinai. In this state we are presented with this week’s Parsha, Shmini. Shmini introduces us to the laws governing which animals...
ENSLAVEMENT

ENSLAVEMENT

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 81in the name of HaKadosh baruch Hu “I am HaShem that lifted you up from the land of Egypt widen your mouth and I will fill it.” The Talmud explains that this verse refers to our spiritual requests. Behold! HaKadosh baruch Hu is offering...
JUMPING DOWN THE STAIRCASE

JUMPING DOWN THE STAIRCASE

In this week’s Parsha, B’shalach, the Jewish people find themselves on the beach of the Red Sea with the entire Egyptian army behind them ready to destroy them. They turn to HaShem in prayer along with Moshe, their leader. HaShem tells Moshe that they prayed...
SHULAMIS – THE FABRIC OF KLAL YISRAEL

SHULAMIS – THE FABRIC OF KLAL YISRAEL

In this week’s Parsha, Yisro, we arrive at Mount Sinai. The Torah points out that our arrival at Mount Sinai was distinctly different than all our other encampments. At every other encampment throughout our 40 year journey in the desert there was some degree of...