Rabbi Tzvi Hollander, a frequent guest to our community, once shared a chiddush, a novel idea, with me regarding the Pesach Seder. He said when it comes to the Seder, we are all guests, even the Baal HaBayis, the host. As a result, when the Seder falls on Friday evening, we don’t sing Shalom Aleichem….
Last year I shared a mashal from the Arvei Nachal and words of insight from Rabbi Benzion Twerski on a way to approach this season and grow from it.
What’s the point of Shavuos? Is it cheesecake, or something more meaningful? Let’s find out.
The season of receiving the Torah is upon us. Now, time for cheesecake.
Today is 18 Iyar. Today is Lag B’Omer. Today is the day we build an inner bonfire. Tune in to learn how.
According to Bilvavi, there are three ways to grow spiritually:
Learn how to “be the matzo” and humbly grow during this period of Sefirah.
The Gemara, Pesachim 116b, teaches us that every generation should view itself as if it was the generation that left Mitzrayim. If we consider this in light of the bnei yisroel’s first Pesach, we have an interesting situation. HaShem instructs klal yisroel to take hyssop, dip it in blood, and paint the doorways of our…
The sidra gives us a retelling of the different korbonos that can be brought. Near the end, we are given an accounting of the sacrifices to bring for unintentional sins. We have a list for the Kohen, for a ruler, and for the individual. There’s a common misconception that has been made regarding the notion…
Ki Sisa introduces many concepts, one essential one being the daily d’oraisa mitzvah of reciting korbonos.
I’m having an issue with our parsha. It’s really bothering me.
Let’s look to the close connection between our parsha and the yontif that trascends time – Purim