Parsha Chukas

The Parsha begins “this is the chok of the Torah” and proceeds to discuss the laws of Parah Adumah (the red heifer), a mitzvo which is impossible to understand according to human logic.  The Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh asks why this mitzvo is called the ‘chok of the Torah’, it would have

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Parsha Chukas

Author: Rabbi Bourch Leff(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) Chukim he first Rashi brings the famous question concerning Chukim. When the goyim and the satan ask us why we do certain mitzvos which don’t seem to have a reason we are to react with

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Walking in a Maze

Zos chukas HaTorah (literally, “this is the Torah’s law”) (Bamidbar19:2). The Torah’s expression is intriguing. The mitzvah of parah adumah is but one of the 613 mitzvos, so how do we justify using this expression, which implies that it constitutes the entire Torah? Even if we assume that this mitzva represents the entire

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Parshas Chukat

This class covers the following topics: All Mitzvos are really Chukim. The “travels” of the Desert. Miriam dies and there is no water. Moshe strikes the rock. All Mitzvos are really Chukim. Even though we speak of different categories of mitzvos, essentially they are really Chukim. To

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