Bamidbar 12:1-15 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married: “He married a Cushite woman!” They said, “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses? […]
Bamidbar 6:7-8 …since hair set apart [crown] for his God is upon his head: throughout his term as nazirite he is consecrated [holy] to his LORD.
Bamidbar 6:13-14 This is […]
Leviticus 25:35 If your brother becomes impoverished and his means falter with you, you shall strengthen him – proselyte or resident – so that he can live with you.
Emor continues with exploring the nature of holiness. We learn about additional conditions on the behavior of priests, special rules involving sacrifices, the holy day – proportional justice. The Torah […]
The goal of Mussar is holiness — Kedoshim is a critical text from a Mussar perspective. While Mussar shares and borrows techniques with non-religious self-help, it seeks a Jewish religious […]
In the rabbinic tradition, the text of Tazria-Metzora presents a cascade of punishments for sins related to our treatment of others: haughtiness, selfish manipulation, slander, and lashon hara, among […]
Leviticus (9:1-3) The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them: Speak to the Israelite people thus: These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the […]
Vayikra (9: 7) Then Moses said to Aaron: “Come forward to the altar …”
Rashi And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar: for Aaron was diffident […]
The Mussar teachers draw three major lessons from Parshat Tzav:Character traits can be for the good or for the bad. What matters is how we use them. And for […]
Leviticus is a guide through the rituals and rules of the priests serving in the Mishkan, taking us ultimately to the truths found in the holy of holies. As we […]