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Vayikra 5784

We are now beginning a new book of the Torah, Vayikra also known as Leviticus. It contains the instructions for the Levitical Priesthood and the various offerings. How can we relate to this book today?  Here’s what I gleaned from just the first few verses. In verse 2, we read: “…adam mi yakriv יַקְרִיב mikem […]

Parashat Bo 5782

Is the Ego Bad? The Exodus marked our birth as a people. We are required to remember the day we left Egypt, every day of our lives. When God revealed Himself to us at Mt. Sinai, He presented Himself not as the Creator of heaven and earth, but as “… your God, who brought you out […]

Parashat Korach 5776

3 Tammuz  5776  פרשת קֹרַח, ג’ תמוז, תשע”ו This parashah is a very crucial and holds the name of a very controversial person. Why would our elders give Korach so much importance by naming a portion after him?  Our Creator clearly shows us that our heroes are shown for whom they really are— human beings […]