That Tricky Yatzer Hara

Vayikra 1:2 Speak to the Bney Yisroel and say to them: when a man/adam from you will bring an offering to Hashem from animals, from cattle or from the flock you should bring your sacrifice. Rashi says that the phrase “Ki Yakriv” teaches us that this Pasuk refers

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Thoughts on Korbanot

Thoughts on Korbonos. 1. Once, at the Chumash Shiur on Shabbos, he asked if we knew the famous Rambam about Korbonos. When he got a fairly negative response from the assembled, he said something to the effect of ‘you are fortunate’ (not to have heard the Rambam’s

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Understanding Korbanot

I. Beginning to learn 1. Explain some of the background: The Jews in the desert were commanded to build a “mishkan,” a temple, or literally, a home for G-d’s presence. The temple was built with the donations of all the Jewish people. When the temple was finished

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Parsha Vayetzei – The Jewish Home

Not like Avraham who called [the Temple] “mountain,” and not like Yitzhak who called it “field,” but rather like Yaakov who called it “house”… (Talmud – Pesachim 88a) Maimonides in the beginning of Hilchos Beis HaBechirah lists three functions of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the Beis Hamikdash:(1) to

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Parshas Vayikra

I hope that you all had a meaningful, enjoyable Purim. It’s a very special holiday with great potential to raise one’s spiritual sights yet it also has the ability to lower a person if used incorrectly. The opportunity of Purim is really a lot like the opportunity

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God’s Love For Man

Introduction to Torah Study I. Life is for pleasure Tell your class: “It is a principle of Jewish understanding that G-d created us because He wanted to give us pleasure. Illustration: When you have children you’ll see, or if you already have children you know that all

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