Monthly Archives: May 2015

Parshat Naso 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D”–Each Gift is Precious

Torah Quiz Time: Which is the longest single sedrah in the Torah? You guessed correctly. It is the sedrah we read this week: Naso, the second of the parshiyot in the Book of Bamidbar. It contains many interesting subjects including … Continue reading

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Shabbat Bamidbar 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D”–Reciprocal Mitzvoth–Supporting Others in Their Strengths

We begin a new Book of the Chumash this week, Bamidbar, commonly referred to in English as “Numbers” because the book begins with God ordering a census of our people. In addition to the census, we also learn how the … Continue reading

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Behar-Bechukotai 5775–Shabbat Torah Study–The Value of a Person

Among the interesting aspects of this week’s Torah reading is the ability of an individual to pledge their value to the Sanctuary. Vayikra 27:1-8. The question is how does one determine the “value” of a person? Obviously, a person of … Continue reading

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Parshat Emor or Emah 5775–Erev Mother’s Day–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D”–Torah and the Lessons Our Mothers Hold Dear

This Shabbat is Erev Mother’s Day. Perhaps in honor of our mothers, we should change the name of this week’s Parasha from Emor to Emah. The messages of this week’s Parasha could certainly come from our mothers. It focuses on … Continue reading

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Shabbat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the “D”–What Does Holiness Mean to You?

The Shema prayer has become THE Torah mandated mantra of the Jewish people. My vote for the next best alternative comes from the second of this week’s double portion of Acharei Mot – Kedoshim in which each and every one … Continue reading

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