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The Mitzvah of Peah and the Yamim Tovim
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וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ בְּקֻצְרֶךָ וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם אֲנִי ה’ אֱלֹקֵיכֶם When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely remove the corners of your field as you reap and you shall not gather the gleanings of your harvest; for the poor and […]
A Human Life is Irreplaceable
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The son of an Israelite woman and he was the son of an Egyptian man went out among the children of Israel, and they quarreled in the camp this son of the Israelite woman, and an Israelite man. And the son of the Israelite woman pronounced the [Divine] Name and cursed. They brought him to […]
The Dual Nature of the Chagim in Parshat Emor
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What is a “moed”? Most of us would answer – a Jewish holiday [i.e. a “yom-tov”]. [Most English Bibles translate “moed” – a fixed time.] However, earlier in Chumash, the Hebrew word “chag” was used to describe the Holidays (e.g. see Shmot 12:14, 13:6, 23:16).  So why does Parshat Emor prefer to use the Hebrew […]
Emor: He Shall not Leave the Mikdash
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The shiur is dedicated to the memory of Rav Lichtenstein zt”l and deals with the status of the kohen gadol as expressed by the verse noted in the title. This shiur is reposted with permission from the VBM—The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion
Galvanizing Gestures
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Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein The beginning of Parshat Emor deals with laws that are directed at the kohanim, the priests, and  then focus on the even more stringent restrictions on the High Priest. He is called the kohain gadol, the “great”priest who is above his brothers. What constitutes this […]