BREATHTAKING!

BREATHTAKING!

This week’s Parsha, Korach, introduces us to Moshe and Aharon’s cousin, Korach. Korach was an enigma. From one side we know that Korach was a great person. He was both a Torah scholar and a man of much spiritual greatness. On the other side, however, we...
THE MESSY LAB

THE MESSY LAB

In this week’s Parsha, B’haloscha, there are two verses that are cordoned off from the rest of the Parsha with a unique character resembling a parenthesis. The Talmud teaches us that these two verses form a book unto itself, thereby creating an additional two Books....
HE’S MY FATHER!

HE’S MY FATHER!

In this week’s Parsha, Naso, the Torah teaches the law known as “returning stolen property to the convert”. This law deals with a person who owes money to his friend and, in a court of law, denies owing this money. If, under oath the defendant denies the debt and then...
DISPUTES

DISPUTES

In just a few days we will welcome the beautiful holiday of Shavuous, the holiday which celebrates the giving of the Torah. It has been 3,329 years since that great day when HaKadosh baruch Hu literally introduced Himself to us in a manner which we have no way of...
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...