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Teach Your Children
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As is often the case, the name of this week’s parasha is taken from a word in the very first verse:emor- “speak”. In fact, the act of speech appears three times in this verse: And God said to Moshe: Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aharon, and say to them: Let none [of you] […]
This Day: Derech Eretz and the Study of Torah
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Our modern culture teaches us to “stop and smell the roses.” To relax, “take a load off”. We push ourselves too relentlessly, we are told. We need to take time and “de-stress”, as if all actions that we perform are of equal value and weight. It is not that we need to stop what we […]
MiMachorat HaShabbat
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Introduction An Enigmatic Phrase Vayikra 23 provides a complete list of the annual festivals.  After opening by commanding the observance of Shabbat, Pesach, and Chag HaMatzot, it turns to describe the Omer offering and the fifty day leading up to the bringing of the Two Loaves (“שתי הלחם”).  In recording the dates of these two offerings […]
Teach Your Children
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As is often the case, the name of this week’s parasha is taken from a word in the very first verse: emor – “speak”. In fact, the act of speech appears three times in this verse: And God said to Moshe: Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aharon, and say to them: Let none […]
Respect for the Departed is Respect for Life
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And Hashem said to Moshe: Speak unto the priests the sons of Aharon, and say to them: None shall defile himself for the dead among his people; (Sefer VaYikra 21:1) The kohen’s unique status A kohen is distinguished from other Jews. He has exclusive rights and privileges. These include the privilege to serve in the […]