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Seven days before Yom Kippur, the Kohen Gadol (“High Priest”) is removed from his home to his chamber in the Holy Temple. Learn about the significance of home in relation to Yom Kippur.
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On Yom Kippur we fast and pray, on Purim we party. Yet the Zohar sees the two days as intrinsically similar.
Purim derives its name from the lots cast by Haman. It is not some incidental detail but the single event that most expresses what Purim represents.
In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
The Talmud relates that Rabbi Meir would deduce a person’s nature from his name: the 3 Hebrew letters that spell “Korach” delineate the contours of conflict.
Caleb’s role in the tragic story of The 12 Spies in Parshat Shelach.
In Parshat Shelach the spies & their generation failed to understand the entire point of entering the Holy Land was to sanctify the material aspects of life.
Included in the categories of one who is a contributor of charity & one who attends the study hall in 2 paras of Ethics of our Fathers is a chassid & rasha.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 23rd, 2005• 0 Comments
Each chapter in the book of Bamidbar (as captured in each chapter name) conveys a vital message to us, in accumulating order, how we must travel our journey
Weekly Op-Ed •May 27th, 2004• 9 Comments
Understanding tiferet (balance) in Parshat Nasoh: balance between spirit & matter; body & soul; and love (chesed) & discipline (gevurah) in relationships.