תגית: Vayikra

The taste of Shabbat – Behar-Behukotai 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Behar-Behukotai 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Behukotai, The second parsha we read this Shabbat opens with the words אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי בחוקותי תֵּלֵכוּ… If you follow My statutes.. The word "statutes" is usually used by the Torah to describe mitzvot that… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Behar-Behukotai 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Emor 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Emor 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our Parsha speaks about the Omer, and its central mitzvah: the harvest of the Omer and sacrifice  of the first barley. Nowadays we only count the Omer, but when the temple stood, the Omer was… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Emor 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Acharei/Kedoshim 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Acharei/Kedoshim 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha, Achrei Mot, opens with a reference to the death of Aaron's children, followed by thirty-four verses describing the ritual of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. What is the connection between the… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Acharei/Kedoshim 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Tazria-Metzora 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Tazria-Metzora 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon בָּרוּךְ שׁוֹמֵר הַבְטָחָתוֹ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא חִשַּׁב אֶת הַקֵּץ… Blessed be the one who kept his promise to Israel, that God calculated the end The promise was "your seed will be strangers"… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Tazria-Metzora 5777"

The taste of Shabbat – Vayikra 5777

The taste of Shabbat – Vayikra 5777 Rav Mordechai Elon Our parsha begins with the laws of burnt sacrifices from cattle or flock, moves on to sacrifices of birds and then the five sorts of Menachot- meal offerings, but before that, there is a… Continue Reading "The taste of Shabbat – Vayikra 5777"

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"

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