Tag Archives: Sacrifices

Tisha B’Av: The Holocaust That Is Overshadowed by the Destruction of the Temple

The revolution against the Romans and siege on Jerusalem which resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple, produced one of the worst holocausts in Jewish history. According to the testimony of Yosef Ben Matitiyahu (Yosefus Plabius), about one million … Continue reading

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Tazria-Metzora: Faith, Faith, And There Is No Faith

The entire subject of the various skin disorders that are dealt with in Parshat “Tazria” and “Mazora” is perceived as one huge mystery by many. What is the possible importance of all this? A story brought down in Midrash Tanchuma, … Continue reading

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Vayakhel-Pikudei: A Time to Build

Parshiyot Vayakhel and Pekudei are basically repetitions of the material which was previously covered in parshiyot Terumah and Tezaveh. This naturally gives rise to an often asked question: How can our Torah, which we know is never redundant, go ahead … Continue reading

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Teruma: The Grandest Mitzvah of Them All Faces Total Blackout

It seems as if every year when Parshat Teruma rolls around, rabbis all over the world become hard-pressed for their sermons. Sermons, after all, must be “relevant for our times”. And what could be less relevant for our times than … Continue reading

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Vayikra: Service to G-d, or Primitive Ritual?

Without a doubt there will be those who object to our bringing the following quote from a particular “religious” Jew who is one of the biggest opponents to the renewal of the sacrifices in our generation. During a special convention … Continue reading

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