Archive for March, 2013

Parshat Tazria-Metzora 5773: Manifestations of Ta’amei/Tahara on a Contemporary National Level and Gauging Individual/National Sincerity in Teshuvah

March 30th, 2013

by Moshe Burt In learning about the laws of tzara’as, we find posukim which are a pelah, a wonderment. Torah relates in our Parsha; “If the tzara’as will erupt on the skin, and … will cover the entire skin of the afflicted from his head to his feet, wherever the eyes of the Kohen can […]

Parshat Shemini 5773: Discerning Kosher from Treif in the Sincerity of the Our Service

March 27th, 2013

by Moshe Burt After learning in Parsha Tzav that for seven days, Moshe taught Aaron HaKohen and his sons the laws of their Avodah (the Kohanic Service, i.e. in the Tabernacle and later in the Beit HaMikdash — ” The Temple”) in the Mishkan, our Parsha Shemini begins by relating that on the eighth day, […]

Rav Hirsch z”l, the B’nai Yisrael and “Being There” at the Pesach Seder 5773

March 18th, 2013

by Moshe Burt Shalom and Chag Same’ach Friends; Seems I keep harping on the same theme regarding the Pesach Seder in recent years. I remember back some five years ago when Rav Chaim Zev Malinowitz spoke before Pesach 5768 saying that to truly experience Pesach, we need to put ourselves in a mindset of feeling […]

Dayenu 5773: That “Being There” Feeling and Remembering Our Brethren at the Pesach Seder

March 9th, 2013

by Moshe Burt This year will mark eighteen years, and my fifteenth Pesach in Eretz Yisrael, in which I have emailed, as it has become tradition with me from prior to my Aliyah, the rendition of Dayenu quoted from the book “Dear Brothers”, by former Arutz Sheva columnist Haggai Segal. In each year, Dayenu holds […]

Mazel Tov Simcha Parodies: Promotion Video

March 5th, 2013

Parsha Tzav 5773: The Jewish Mold of Constancy, Self-Control Vs Rote, Intellectual Complacency, Laxity and Assimilation?

March 4th, 2013

by Moshe Burt In our Parsha, Tzav is Moshe’s command from Hashem to Aaron HaKohen and his sons to take up and clothe themselves in their Vestments, their garments of service in the Mishkan, and to begin their daily Avodah (service and offerings in the Mishkan). For seven days, Moshe taught Aaron HaKohen and his […]