Vayikra: Bulls and Lambs

BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN When a man will bring an offering from among you . . . Vayikra 1:2 Not only animal rights groups have difficulty with this week’s parashah. Many, if...

Haftarat Parashat Pinchas: A True Lottery

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Only through lots shall the Land be apportioned …” (Bamidbar 26:55). Our Rabbis taught: , said to , “Yehoshua, do you convict me...

Sivan Rahav-Meir: Orthodox With a Hashtag

By: TOBY KLEIN GREENWALD The trendiest place to be every Wednesday night in Jerusalem is not a 1960s Anglo bar or a rock concert, but the packed hall of Hechal...

Lashon Ha’ra And The Two Types Of Healing

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon It is well-known that medicine can treat the symptom or the source of the problem. Treating the symptom will hopefully alleviate the problem, but it may...

Bamidbar: Every Jew Counts

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Nine of the holiest rabbis cannot make a minyan. Enter one little bar mitzvah boy, and suddenly the minyan is complete! When we count Jews, there...

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...

More Than Skin-Deep: The Deeper Meaning Of Tzara’as

  By Rabbi Jay Yaacov Schwartz There is the well-known homiletical observation that the three letters for the word nega (a wound or an affliction) — nun, gimmel, ayin — can...

Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots.  The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation...

Haftorahman Explains Machar Chodesh

By Reuben Ebrahimoff - The Haftorahman This week's Haftorah is read when Rosh Chodesh falls out on Sunday Night. It is called Machar Chodesh, or tomorrow is the new month. The...

From Where I Stand

Tzav: The Only One BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN A satisfying aroma to G-d” — Vayikra (6:14) Without going into the whole question of sacrifices, one difficult phrase that appears in this week’s...

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