parshat Achrei Mot

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A short video connecting the Parasha to the land of Israel.
  • Sprints and Marathons
    Moses had to contend with both sides, inducing the Israelites to do teshuvah and God to exercise forgiveness. The good news is: there once was a Moses. what happens when there is no Moses?
  • What is G-d's Area Code?
    Why does only the Land of Israel "regurgitate its inhabitants" who break Torah laws that are forbidden no matter where one lives?
  • How Many Stories Tall Is the Jewish People?
    A well known Rabbinic adage emerges from the succession of the next 3 Torah portions: Acharei Mot, Kedoshim, Emor – “after their death, they say Holy!” That is, as soon as you are gone, they talk about how holy you were! But there is yet another spin we can give to this phrase by slightly moving the comma: After the death of the righteous, speak!
  • Our Obligation to Be Good
    One question which has challenged Judaism throughout the ages is why do we need so many commandments to fulfill our obligation to be good, kind, and faithful?
  • What is G-d's Area Code?
    In this week's Torah reading of "Acharei Mot", we're being warned not to engage in incest and adultery because the Canaanites who did so before us, are being thrown out of the land. On the other hand, other lands will tolerate it even though it is forbidden.
  • Insights
    Striking a Balance
    A Shiur by Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed for the weekly portion "Acharei Mot- Kedoshim".
  • On the Centrality of Yerushalayim and on Vegetarianism
    In this week’s Torah reading, we learn of a prohibition to slaughter an animal and not bring it as a sacrifice (Vayikra 17:1-7). In Parashat Eikev, the Torah allows one who is at a significant distance from the Mikdash to slaughter an animal and eat it locally (Devarim 12:21).
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