Archive for February, 2010

Parsha Ki Tisa 5770 — Torah Principle and Standing Up to Immoral Law

February 28th, 2010

By Moshe Burt For many years, this author has spoken or written about a posuk in Parsha Ki Tisa which alludes to an event which is recorded in Torah 40 years later, in a subsequent Parsha. The posuk being referred to (Sh’mos, Perek 30, posuk 30) says that while Moshe Rabbeinu was on Har Sinai […]

Parshat Tetzaveh 5770 — The Urim U’Tumim, Divine Inspiration and Common Sense

February 20th, 2010

by Moshe Burt In our Parsha Tetzaveh, the laws regarding the annointment, the vestments and the Avodah (service) of the Kohanim are enunciated for the Jewish people. While preparing this Parsha HaShavua, this author came across a puzzling quote in Torah Gems by Aharon Yaakov Greenberg on our Parsha. The quote, attributable to someone called […]

Parshat Terumah 5770: The Mishkan, Terumah and the “Crown of a Good Name”

February 13th, 2010

by, Moshe Burt Back in Philadelphia, in the “old country”, R’ Moshe Ungar would speak about the Mizbeiyach in terms of both the Beit HaMikdash and in terms of the personal Mizbeiyach which burns eternally in our hearts. And there is the well-known wish to a Chosson and Kallah that the fire of the personal […]

Parshat Mishpatim 5770: The Making of Jewish Standards — Honesty, Principle and Unity

February 6th, 2010

by, Moshe Burt Parshat Yithro concludes with the high moment to date in world history; The Asseret HaDibrot (The 10 Statements) on the 6th day of the month of Sivan and Parshat Mishpatim begins teaching how The Asseret HaDibrot are the basis for a multitude of other laws, halachot designed to strengthen the Jewish nation. […]

Parshat Yithro 5770: Yithro and Bris Mila

February 6th, 2010

by Moshe Burt This past Wednesday, this author bumped into a neighbor in the same building while going to pick up the mail in the neighborhood postal area box. This neighbor told that another neighbor in our building had just had a boy. So after saying Mazel Tov to the father, the thought occurred on […]