The powerful story of the time when Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was walking down the street with his chassidim and a masnagid was walking by and spat in his face! When the Rebbe did not even react, the chassidim could not believe it and asked him, so he gave them a lesson on happiness that they were not expecting.
We forgot to plug in our hot plate, and so we asked our child (9 years old) to plug it in 11 minutes after sunset. We second-guessed ourselves in the morning. Was it permitted? If not, could we have used the hot plate then and benefitted from the food that was on it?
In the aftermath of the death of two of Aharon’s sons, who brought “a foreign fire” (Vayikra 10:1), the Torah commands kohanim not to drink wine or other intoxicating drinks before entering or serving in the holy sanctum (ibid. 9). The Torah goes on: “… and to make rulings for Bnei Yisrael on all of the statutes that Hashem spoke to them by Moshe’s hand” (ibid. 11).
So why did Hashem liberate them? The answer is: because they were his sons; children are treated differently. They are always excellent, charming, beloved, and sweet. Hashem always treats them “like a father who has mercy on his children,” as they are the “apple of his eye.”
An incredible conversation between the great tzaddik Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev and someone struggling tremendously with their relationship with God and Judaism, and demonstrates to us how to have the space to hear another opinion.
most the entire Sefer Vayikra and, deals with mitzvot between man and Hashem. The p’sukim in the end of the Parshah, in contrast, deal with matters between man and his fellow man, and the Torah still calls it a ma’al baHashem. In addition
In the time that the great Chief Rabbi, Reb Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld, was approached by a new school for a letter of recommendation and he asked them a deep and insightful question, if they felt that their institution could produce Moshiach?
It would have been wise for the Egyptians,to have developed some of our forefathers into fine craftsmen who could have contributed to society. This would have come in handy for us, especially when we had the necessity to build the Mishkan. I Yet, I am unaware of statements of Chazal that speak of the artisans of the Mishkan having such training, and the p’sukim imply the opposite.