Monthly Archives: April 2010

פרשת אמר Sefirat HaOmer: Counting the days of the giving of the Torah

In this week’s Torah reading we learn about the Mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer – the counting of the Omer: “And you will count from the day after the Shabbat, from the day you bring the Omer wave offering, seven complete … Continue reading

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Parshat Achrei Mot – Kedoshim אחרי מות – קדושים: The Obligations and limitations of rebuking a sinner

In this week’s Torah reading is stated very succinctly the commandment to rebuke a sinner: Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; Thou shalt certainly rebuke thy neighbor and not suffer sin on his account, I am the … Continue reading

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The power over life and death פשרשת תזריע – מצורע

Parsha Tazria-Metzora The bulk of these two Parshot deal with the affliction called Tzora’as – which can afflict a person in their skin, their head or beard, can afflict the clothes, and can afflict the house.  It is a cause … Continue reading

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Beware of Strange Fire פרשת שמיני

This week’s Torah reading takes place on the eighth day of the preperations for the dedication of the Tabernacle.  This is a culmination of the Exodus from Egypt, the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, and the building of … Continue reading

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