Parshas Matos

Moshe spoke to the heads of the tribes (MATOS) of the children of Israel, saying: This is the thing (Davar) HASHEM has commanded. If a man makes a vow to HASHEM or makes an oath to prohibit himself, he shall not degrade his speech (D’varo); according to whatever […]

Parshas Pinchas

Parshas Pinchas contains 6 positive mitzvos The laws of inheritance [27:8ff.]. The daily burnt-offerings [28:2]. The additional offering of Shabbos [28:9]. The additional offering of Rosh Chodesh [28:11-15]. The additional offering of Shavuos [28:26]. To sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah [29:1]. [ THE COMMUNAL SHEMINI ATZERE S […]

Parashat Pinchas / פרשת פינחס

PINCHAS Torah Reading PINCHAS, Numbers 25:10-30:1 PINCHAS, PRINCE OF PEACE “Pinchas son of Elazar son of Aaron the Priest turned away My wrath from upon the Children of Israel in his zealousness. Therefore say: I hereby give him My Covenant of Peace” (Numbers 25:11-12). The opening verses of […]

Parashat Korach / פרשת קורח

Parashat Korach / פרשת קורח Efrat, Israel –  “And the Lord spoke to Moses saying ‘send forth for yourself men to explore the land of Canaan…” (Numbers 13:1-2) The great sin of humanity was Adam’s disregard of God’s command not to eat the fruit of knowledge; the great sin of Israel was […]

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence – Pirkei Avos ch.1 and Parshas Behalotcha by Yaakov Saavedra Repairing Ourselves and Our World From the Damage of Fragmentation משנה אבות א׳:י״ז (יז) שִׁמְעוֹן בְּנוֹ אוֹמֵר, כָּל יָמַי גָּדַלְתִּי בֵין הַחֲכָמִים, וְלֹא מָצָאתִי לַגּוּף טוֹב {אֶלָּא} (מ)שְׁתִיקָה. וְלֹא הַמִּדְרָשׁ הוּא הָעִקָּר, אֶלָּא הַמַּעֲשֶׂה. […]

Parshat Naso: Nezirut

An Ideal? Source for Nezirut Numbers 6:1-7(1) And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: (2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When either man or woman shall clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to consecrate himself unto the LORD, (3) he […]

Parashat Nasso / פרשת נשא

naso Portion Commentary   Messiah the Avenger Thought for the Week: Messiah is our redeemer. He has redeemed us from slavery, from sin, from condemnation and from death. He is our kinsmen redeemer, our brother in the house of God, who has ransomed us from the debt we could […]