Bloom on Parashat Emor: Sacrifices From Our Produce

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather...

Bloom on Acharei Mot: The Land Depends On Family Purity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “For all those abhorrent things done by the people who were in the land before you, the land became defiled. So let not the...

From Where I Stand: Moral Is Normal

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman If anyone was bent on convincing us that Torah is old-fashioned, this would be a good parashah to prove it. Vayikra (Chapter 18) contains the Bible’s...

Bloom on Parashat Metzorah: Tzara’at of the Home

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “When you enter the land of Cana’an that I give you as a possession, and I inflict an eruptive plague (tzara’at) upon a house...

Bloom on Tazria: Blessing for Trees

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, is our first opportunity to say birkat ha’ilanot, the blessing for the trees: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', אֱלֹקֵֽינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, שֶׁלֹּא...

Tazria: The Eternal Covenant

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman וביום השמיני ימול בשר ערלתו And on the eighth day the foreskin of his flesh shall be circumcised. — Vayikra 12:3 The above verse comes from the opening lines...

Bloom on Parashat Shemini: Kohanim and Their Livestock

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “These are the contaminated ones among the teeming animals that teem upon the earth” (Vayikra 11:29). “All these instances of uncleanness are not to...

From Where I Stand: Shemini Just Do It!

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “Approach the Altar” –Vayikra 9:7 How do you develop confidence when you don’t have it? How does one overcome fear, nerves, and anxiety? Well, without going into major...

Parashat Tzav: The Chosenness Of Kohanim

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “This offering, with cakes of leavened bread added, he shall offer along with his thanksgiving sacrifice … of this he shall offer one of...

Halachic Musings: Eradicating Amalek By Eliminating Ga’avah

  As we read the parashah of remembering what Amalek did to us, there are a number of areas we can examine. What are the reasons for this mitzvah? Are...
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