Every seventh year, farmers in the Land of Israel must let their fields lie fallow and surrender the harvest to society – Jews and non-Jews – and even to animals.
What is missing in our earthly existence that is filled by the sacred?
Clarity, lucidity of thought, and decisiveness are necessary to be able to distinguish between the sacred and the profane.
The main lesson humanity is learning now is that we shouldn’t count on the system to work for the individual. People understand that whoever doesn’t take care of himself, others cannot do it for him.
These are difficult times. We all send wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to all those who are sick, and condolences to the bereaved families. Our hearts are with you!
One of the directives pertains to the making of the incense, a blend of herbs and balms placed on coals inside the Mishkan, which spread a pleasant smell
One of the unique items of clothing belonging to the kohen gadol, the high priest, was called Hoshen HaMishpat, which the kohen wore on his chest.
When we teach, our goal is not only to bequeath knowledge. We want to have our student internalize the content. The material has to be presented to the students “like a table, set and prepared to eat
God spoke to everyone and wanted a partnership with everyone
This week, in parashat Va’era, we begin to read about the exodus from Egypt. Most of the story is devoted to the 10 plagues, the 10 supernatural phenomena that afflicted Egypt.