Archive for May, 2011

Parsha Naso 5771: Unity and Fair, Honest Dealings Between Jews; Toward Ger’im, Ba’alei Teshuva and Newly Arrived

May 25th, 2011

by Moshe Burt Please Note the UPDATE Below! With Shavu’ot coming 3 days after Shabbos Parsha Naso, there are various common threads between Shabbos Parsha Naso and Chag HaShavu’ot. There is the thread of national unity expressed by the Kohanim in the Birchat Kohanim, the thread of diversity and unique expression within unity exemplified by […]

Parshat Bamidbar 5771: Diversity Within Unity Toward Bringing the Ge’ula Shlaima

May 18th, 2011

by Moshe Burt Our Parsha Bamidbar speaks of the spiritual beauty and innovation which results from diversity within a unity — within uniformity. This uniformity is well expressed by the Ohr HaChayim who mentions 3 prerequisites for unity, in Parsha Yithro: – Real. objective, concrete effort, devoid of external influences. -Modesty; Har Sinai symbolizes the […]

Parsha Bechukotai 5771: The Tochocha and a Jew’s Connection With Eretz Yisrael

May 15th, 2011

by Moshe Burt Our Parsha Bechukotai is but another in the series of Parshiyot usually paired with the one it preceeds, in this case Parsha Behar, as a doubleheader. Therefore, yet another opportunity exists to emphasize, in another way, the connection between the Jew and Eretz Yisrael. In Parshat Behar, Hashem instills in us to […]

Technical Problems on the Blog

May 10th, 2011

Just letting everyone know that there are technical problems on the blog which may take time to resolve. Apologies for the inconvenience. Moshe Burt, Blog Author

Parsha Behar 5771; Thoughts on Shemittoh and the Bond Between Jew and HIS Land

May 3rd, 2011

Moshe Burt Rashi asks a critical question on the very first posuk of our Parsha: “Hashem spoke to Moshe on Har Sinai, saying…” (Parsha Behar, Vayikra Perek 25, posuk 1) Rashi asks why the laws of Shemittoh are singled out as having been given at Sinai. Were not all of the Mitzvot said at Sinai?” […]