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Parsha Point Parshat Tazria: Role Models – aish.com

The Talmud lists seven possible reasons as to why a person can find himself isolated and lonely in life. One of the common elements that runs through all seven is that the person happens to be stingy, not just in terms of his money, but in terms of his spirit. He is unable to look at those around …

Passover- Parshah – Weekly Torah Portion

Read the text of the Torah reading with Hebrew & English linear translation for every day of Passover, divided into aliyahs, with the option to display Rashi’s commentary.

Parsha Point Parshat Vayakhel: Mirrors in the Temple

We can’t enter God’s presence without first taking a fearless moral inventory of ourselves. As we conclude the Book of Exodus, we are given a list of all the gifts the Jewish nation gave to build the Temple: “gold, silver … precious gems.” The midrash points out that of all the donations made to …

Parsha Point Parshat Vayetzei: Giving Thanks – aish.com

“She [Leah] conceived again and gave birth to a son and said: ‘This time I will give thanks to God.’ Therefore she called his name Yehuda” (Genesis 29:35). One of the underlying themes of the Torah is the importance of developing a sense of gratitude. It is interesting that Leah only expresses this …

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Covenant & Conversation Parshat Trumah: The Gift of Giving

It was the first Israelite house of worship, the first home Jews made for God. But the very idea is fraught with paradox, even contradiction. How can you build a house for God? He is bigger than anything we can imagine, let alone build. King Solomon made this point when he inaugurated another house …

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Covenant & Conversation Parshat Shmot: Leadership and the …

The sedra of Shemot, in a series of finely etched vignettes, paints a portrait of the life of Moses, culminating in the moment at which God appears to him in the bush that burns without being consumed. It is a key text of the Torah view of leadership, and every detail is significant. I want here to …

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Parsha Point Parshat Trumah: Giving That Is Taking

One of the main misconceptions people have about Judaism is that they feel they are doing God a favor by doing mitzvot. However, since God is Infinite and complete, there isn’t anything we can do for the Divine. This week the Torah teaches us that what would seem like the most altruistic gift of all …

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Parsha Potpourri Parshat Tzav: Using Up Merits

“V’zot torat zevach hashelamim asher yakriv Lashem im al today yakrivenu.” (Lev. 7:11-12) Parshas Tzav contains the laws governing the Korban Todah (Thanksgiving Offering). The Talmud (Berachos 54b) rules that a Korban Todah is brought by four groups of people to express their gratitude to God for …

Mile High Torah Parshat Tetzaveh: Spiritual Clothing

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield is the Director of the Jewish Outreach Initiative, a bold initiative that is taking Denver by storm.. Rabbi Lehrfield received his M.Ed from Loyola University, Chicago and received two rabbinic ordinations from Yeshivas Beis Yisroel in Jerusalem and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, the former Cheif Justice of the Jerusalem High Court.