Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wine – a double edged sword נשא

In Parshat Naso we have the description of the mitzvah of the Nazir. Nazir is a specific vow, whereby if someone declares himself to be a Nazir, he (or she) is forbidden to drink wine or consume any grapes or … Continue reading

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Making things count במדבר

This week’s Parsha – Bamidbar, the first of the book of Bamidbar, describes the encampment of the Jewish nation in the desert, their numbers and their leaders. There is a command to count all of the children of Israel according … Continue reading

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What is Shmitta doing at Har Sinai?

Why is the Mitzva of Shmitta and Yovel, out of all of the Mitzvot of the Torah, singled out as having been given at Har Sinai. Weren’t all of the Mitzvot given at Sinai? Continue reading

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“One Day at a Time” – a new perspective

We are now counting the days of, or from, the Omer. We count them one day at a time. “One day at a time” is a popular expression. It connotes stability, continuity. It’s comforting. AA groups have adopted it as … Continue reading

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