Archive for April, 2013

Parshat Bamidbar 5773: Why the Census NOW??

April 29th, 2013

by Moshe Burt Our Parsha Bamidbar deals with the numbers crunching of the census taken “on the first of the second month, in the second year after their exodus from… Mitzrayim” (Sefer Bamidbar, Perek 1, posuk 1): “Take a census of the entire assembly of the B’nai Yisrael according to their families, according to their […]

Parsha Behar/Bechukotai 5773: Shemittoh Thoughts, The Tochocha — Who Really Rules Eretz Yisrael and Our Kesher With the Land

April 22nd, 2013

by Moshe Burt Rashi asks a critical question on the very first posukim of our Parsha Behar: “Hashem spoke to Moshe on Har Sinai, saying: Speak to the B’nai Yisrael, and say to them: When you come to the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Shabbat to Hashem.” (Parsha Behar, […]

Parshat Emor 5773: The Kohanim: Paradigm of Service, Chessed, Purity; As Am Yisrael Should Be to All Mankind

April 16th, 2013

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parsha HaShevua is being sponsored by Avraham and Miriam Deutsch of Efrat in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of Avraham’s parents, Mordechai ben Avraham Aba and Sarah Reetza Bat Tzion bat Avraham Yaakov. The Yahrtzeit of Avraham’s Dad is on Yud Tess Iyar. To the Deutsch family, many thanks for your […]

Parshiyot Acharei Mos/Kedoshim 5773: The Kohen: Paradigm of B’nai Yisrael as a Light for all Mankind

April 6th, 2013

by Moshe Burt Parshiyot Acharei Mos and Kedoshim are normally what baseball fans refer to as another of the “doubleheader” parshiyot. And just as Parshiyot Tazria and Metzora are extensions of each other, visa vi Tumah and Ta’Hara regarding post-birth, regarding skin, hair, clothing or regarding one’s home or building; Acharei Mos and Kedoshim are […]