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Vital life issues about the nature of the universe and our place in it are answered in the opening verse in this week’s Torah portion…
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If interpersonal conflict was a matter that could be resolved simply between G-d and man, true kindness and sensitivity to our fellow man would be unattainable.
The Torah portion “Tzav” details the priestly duties in the Temple, and provides valuable insight into Divine service.
The Jewish nation was founded amidst sheep because our self-negation and unquestioning obedience to G-d is the foundation of our Jewishness.
Tzaraas was a spiritual illness that could result in total banishment from society. Though it no longer exists, its implications are far-reaching.
The laws pertaining to the korban oleh v’yored, the “sliding scale” offering, is analogous to one’s responsibility toward his fellow.
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In a powerful analogy, the Midrash likens our relationship with G-d as one between a son-in-law and his father-in-law.
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Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch relayed the following story at a farbrengen (Chassidic gathering) with his chassidim
According to Rabbi Akiva, the commandment to love your fellow man is integral to the Torah. What exactly does this love entail?
Even the smallest incidents in life happen by divine providence, and one is never a passive witness.