Bloom on Shelach: Unique Mitzvah of Challah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This week’s parashah should have been a party for all of those involved in the mitzvot tied to the Land of Israel. In Shelach,...

Bloom on Parashat Bamidbar: The Desert

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute It is fascinating that despite the fact that our Torah is all about conducting ourselves in our everyday lives, and its uniqueness lies in...

A Study In Megalomania: Korach

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute When a major general is told that he will not be promoted to be the next chief-of-staff, he feels deeply disappointed—sometimes to the point...

From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

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...

Bloom on Parashat Pekudei: The Biblical Scarlet Worm

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute The second verse of our parashah states (Sh’mot 38:23): “Oholiav son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, carver and designer, and embroiderer in...

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...

Bloom on Behar: Shemittah Rest For Rejuvenation

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a Sabbath to the L-rd … But in the seventh...

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...

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...
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