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TODAY: Pesach Sheini

Before discussing the minhagim that developed after the churban habayis, it would be appropriate to clarify what happened on the fourteenth of Iyar while we still had the Beis HaMikdash, and what will again happen when it will...

The Shmuz – Parshas Emor

"And when you gather the cuttings of your land, do not cut the corner of your field when you harvest, and the fallings of your harvesting do not gather. For the poor...

Parshas Emor – By Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld

In middle of פרשת אמר we have what is known as the פרשת המועדות, where the Torah delineates our national holidays in calendrical order. Beginning with Pesach, moving to שבועות, then ראש השנה, followed by יום כיפורand סוכות. It...

Read/Listen: R’ Elya Brudny On Sefira

The shmuz below was given last week. To hear the audio, click HERE Print/download the Shmuz hereDownload

Parshas Kedoshim: What’s with the long hair?

By Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld I would like to discuss some Pesukim from this week’s Parsha by way of a detour through the concept of upsherin. When my son’s upsherin...

The Shmuz on Parshas Achrei Mos

"And a man of the house of Israel, and of the converts who live with you, who consume any blood, I will set my face against his soul whom he has consumed...

Parshas Acharei Mos – Avodos Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Y. Dov KrakowskiIn this week’s Sedra, Hashem commands us as to the Avoda (Service) of Yom-Kippur. The Torah first tells us the intricacies of the Sacrificial Services that were to...

Acharei Mos – Blood, Promiscuity, and Noach

By: Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld In middle of this week’s פרשה we get a series of פסוקים that are focused all about blood, specifically about the נפש of the animal flowing through the blood. Because the...

Chol Hamoed Halachos – a crash course

By: Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Chol-Hamoed. The Piskei Din, for the most part, are based purely on the...

What do you do if you find Chometz on Pesach?

By: Rabbi Mordechai Frankel of the Star K Erev Pesach (after the time of Biur Chometz) If you find chometz on Erev Pesach after the latest time for biur chometz:

Pesach Tidbits – Klal Govoah

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Parshas Metzora – What could possibly be positive about getting Tzara’as??

By: Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld We know that צרעת would first appear on a person’s house which he is attached to, to a certain extent, then it would affect a person’s garment...

Parshas Metzorah: Loshon Harah Kills

All of my life I’ve read that posuk, but I never appreciated how simple it was until this peddler revealed it to me!” — VaYikrah Rabba 16:2

Parshas Metzora: Rabbi Labish Becker


Parshas Tazria – Tzaraas takes us all the way back to Gan Eden

By: Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld In last week’s פרשה we had the story of the death of the 2 sons of Aharon, and then the topic changes to kosher vs. non-kosher animals....

The Shmuz on Parshas Tazria

“On the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” — Vayikra 12:3 The Da’as Zekeinim (Shemos 21:1) explains that bris milah perfects a person. And only when he has a bris can a person grasp the depths...

Parshas Shemini – The condolence to Aharon and his sons

By Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld The משכן is sanctified, Aharon brings the קרבנות on the מזבח and we hear the beautiful words ותצא אש מלפני י-ה-ו-ה ותאכל על המזבח ... וירא כל העם...

Watch: Parshas Shemini – Rabbi Labish Becker

Duration: 35:40 https://vimeo.com/327129494

17 Mitzvos in Parshas Shemini

There are a total of seventeen Mitzvos in Parshas Shemini; Sixpositive commands and Eleven negative commands. The following are the commands in the chronological order that they are brought in the Parsha. A. Positive:

R’ Avigdor Miller On Parshas Shemini – The Real World

Read it below https://torasavigdor.org/parshas-shemini-the-real-world/