parshat Shmini

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The holy is that segment of time and space God has reserved for His Presence. Creation involves concealment. About Nadav and Avihus death.
  • The President of the United States Salutes the Jew
    Why did the President of the United States Salute the Jews? and what does this have to do with Shmini?
  • Fire: Holy and Unholy
    The holy is that segment of time and space God has reserved for His Presence. Creation involves concealment. About Nadav and Avihus death.
  • Eat to Survive
    Most human beings know that they eat to survive, but there are many, especially in Western society today, that survive to be able to eat. It becomes almost logical that the Torah, would suggest and ordain for us a list of foods that somehow would prove harmful to our spiritual health.
  • The “Eighth” Wonder
    The “8th day” was the day when the Mishkan was permanently erected, the day that the Kohanim started their service of bringing the offerings, the 1st of Nisan. With so many amazing events happening all at once, why does the Torah cryptically choose to refer to this day as “the 8th day?”
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    Why Eat Kosher?
    What's the connection between working in a recording studio and eating non-kosher food?
  • Which Tablet Was Broken After Cheit Ha’egel?
    Why does Aharon bring A Chatat on the 8th day? and what does this have to do with the half A Sekel contribution and the selling of Joseph?
  • Reticence vs. Impetuosity
    It should have been a day of joy. The Israelites had completed the Mishkan, the Sanctuary. But tragedy struck. The two elder sons of Aaron “offered a strange fire" and they died. Aaron’s joy turned to mourning.
  • Lessons of Parshas Shemini
    “I work as a leather tanner. Should I train for a different parnasah, so that I can make a living after Moshiach comes?” “What is the difference between a toad and a frog?” What does either of the previous two questions have to do with this week’s parshah?
  • The Rules of Kosher Food
    One of the more distinguishing life values which Judaism advocates is the type of food that a Jew eats. Perhaps no other area of Jewish life has evoked so much scholarship and divergence of opinions.
  • Meat eater - Pack up for Israel!
    deducting from the Torah reading why you're better off eating meat in Israel than in the Diaspora.
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