תגית: 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Pesach 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Pesach 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon The story of Pesach starts the day before the festival. Pesach is the only festival with preconditions that are critical in order to keep its laws. The evening before the seder, after the stars… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Pesach 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Metzora 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Metzora 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon In our parsha we learn the law of the leper. What makes the leper special with such a different and complex purification process? Our Rabbis give a short but harsh answer:  A leper is… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Metzora 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tazria 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tazria 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha, Tazria, is the first in a series dealing with matters of ritual purity of mankind. The laws start, perhaps naturally with birth  דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר אִשָּׁה כִּי תַזְרִיעַ וְיָלְדָה זָכָר וְטָמְאָה… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tazria 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shmini 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shmini 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon  Our Parsha, Shmini, is a direct continuation of Parshat Tzav that we read last week. Last week's parsha ended with the command given to the Cohanim for the duration of the seven days of preparation… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Shmini 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tzav 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tzav 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Lighting the world with an eternal flame Our Parsha, Tzav, continues the description of the various types of sacrifices started in Parshat Vayikra. The Torah describes the sacrifices from the perspective of the donator… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Tzav 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayikra 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayikra 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon This week we open a new chumash and will begin to learn the laws of sacrifices Said Rabbi Assi – Why do children start their Torah studies from the book of Vayikra and not from… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayikra 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ve’ara 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Pekudei 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins the summary of the construction of the mishkan. Moshe gives a detailed report of income and expenditure  during the project: All the gold that was used for the work, in all the… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ve’ara 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayakhel 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayakhel  5776 Rav Mordechai Elon Working relations and our relation to work וַיַּקְהֵל משֶׁה אֶת כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה ה"לַעֲשׂת אֹתָם Moses called the whole community of the children of Israel to assemble,… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayakhel 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tisa 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tisa 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon The Parsha of Ki Tisa, especially "sheni", the second reading,  is one of the most difficult in the Torah – not just the deep meaning, but it's actual content; the only time G'd suggests… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Ki Tisa 5776"

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Teruma 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Teruma 5776 Rav Mordechai Elon In the third part of our parsha, “Shlishi”, the Torah deals with the making of the menorah, after speaking about the ark and the show-bread table. Let us begin by looking in the order… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Teruma 5776"

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