ADV Parsha Behar/Bechukosa

The מזל of the month of Iyar is שור, whereas the מזל of סיון is תאומים, twins -Gemini, which represents the שתי הלוחות or the תורה שבעל פה ותורה שבכתב, and the שתי הלחם. Behar is the 32nd Parsha, where בחוקתי is the 33rd . Parsha usually falling in the Shabbos after לג בעומר. There are thirty two teeth connected to the לב נתיבות החכמה, … Continue reading ADV Parsha Behar/Bechukosa

TO LOVE THE TORAH 5

TO LOVE THE TORAHCHAPTER 5THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF PRAYER IN LEARNINGTORAH Another key to success in learning Torah is to ask Hashem forit – you can ask him that you should be able to learn, whether itis the time or the natural inclination you think you are lacking.You can also ask Him to help you understand a particularGemara that you are trying to learn. In … Continue reading TO LOVE THE TORAH 5

Parashat Behar / פרשת בהר

BEHAR, Leviticus 25:1-26:2 THE LAND BELONGS TO G-D “To G-d belongs the land and its fullness, the earth and its inhabitants.” (Psalms 24:1). “The heavens, the heavens belong to G-d, but the earth He GAVE TO THE SONS OF ADAM. The dead will not praise G-d nor all who go down to desolation. But we will praise G-d from now and forever! Halleluyah!” (Psalms 115:16-17). … Continue reading Parashat Behar / פרשת בהר

LESSON NINE: 1&2 CORINTHIANS

Let all that you do be done with love.1Corinthians 16:14 You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am HaShem… The stranger [ger] who dwells among you shall be … Continue reading LESSON NINE: 1&2 CORINTHIANS

Who Wrote the Torah According to the Torah?

Who Wrote the Torah According to the Torah?Jewish and Christian tradition ascribes authorship of the Pentateuch to Moses in the 13th century B.C.E. Is this what the Pentateuch itself implies about who wrote it and when? Prof.Christopher A. RollstonWho Wrote the Torah According to the Torah?People participate in helping a scribe complete a Torah scroll. Wikimedia The first five books of the Bible, known as … Continue reading Who Wrote the Torah According to the Torah?

Lag BaOmer

Besides being the day on which the plague affecting Rabbi Akiva’s students ceased, Lag BaOmer is traditionally observed as marking the commemoration of the death (Yahrzeit in Yiddish) of Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai, a famous 1st-century Jewish sage in ancient Israel. After the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students, Rabbi Akiva taught five students, among them Rebbi Shimon. The latter went on to become the … Continue reading Lag BaOmer

ADV Parashat Emor

1 בס”ד אמור בס”ד The fifth week of sefira is Hod, of which the Zohar says- תערין פתיחין, which means that the gates are open. This is the away it will be in the future- – יתקע בשופר גדול ובא האובדים=1288=תערין פתיחין. טהרין פתיחין. On the first day of the fifth week, or חסד שבהוד is פסח שני. On this day there was a second … Continue reading ADV Parashat Emor

TO LOVE THE TORAH 4

CHAPTER 4EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO LEARNS TORAH ISCAPABLE OF GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS EVEN IF HE IS NOTPARTICULARLY GIFTED INTELLECTUALLY , OR BYNATURE NOT STUDIOUSLY INCLINED A common trait that people have is that they are prepared toinvest a great deal of time and effort in a task only if they knowthat they will make a success of it. Unfortunately, such anattitude is a serious drawback for … Continue reading TO LOVE THE TORAH 4

Pesach Sheni

Pesach Sheni (Hebrew: שני פסח, trans. Second Passover) occurs every year on 14 Iyar. This is exactly one month after 14 Nisan, the day before Passover, which was the day prescribed for bringing the Korban Pesach (“Paschal offering”, i.e. Passover lamb) in anticipation of that holiday.[1] As described in the source text for this mitzvah (Numbers 9:1-14), the Israelites were about to celebrate Passover one … Continue reading Pesach Sheni