Parshas Emor Striving For Perfection

Striving For Perfection Sforno explains that even though there are blemishes that actually increase the strength and value of an animal, they nevertheless render the animal unfit for sacrifice. Throughout the Torah we find completion and wholeness taking precedence over quantity. Thus in the recitation of the haMotziblessing,

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Parshas Emor #2

Topics covered in this class: Biblical commandment of Counting the Omer. The Rabbinical mourning period. Lag b’Omer. Sefiras HaOmer. Mentioned in the week’s sedra. The Minchas HaOmer: first barley crop of the year, which allowed the new crops to be used. It was like a “blessing” that

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Parshas Emor

Topics discussed in this class: Holiness and how Cohanim hold on to it. The holy times of the year. An eye for an eye. “Not everyone is the same”. Cohanim have more mitzvos. Different mitzvos for different roles/functions. Equal doesn’t mean being the same. Give examples. Cohanim

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Parshas Emor

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg What would you be willing to die for? A country? A friend? A cause? In this week’s Torah portion, there is one particular commandment that deals with this very subject: Do not desecrate my holy name. I must be sanctified among the

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