Visit the Pesach Sheni Minisite Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a Second Passover!
Learn the Parshah In Depth Join the sages of yesteryear as they explore the deeper meaning of this week's Parshah. As quoted from the Talmud, Zohar, Maimonides, the Code of Jewish Law, and more...
Inspiring Light By Eli Touger A talk in which the Rebbe explains the deep meaning of the name of this Torah portion: Emor
Blind Love By Shifra Sharfstein Our self-love helps us excuse our faults. No one likes when others point out our shortcomings and reveal what we worked so hard to conceal. Can we apply this principle to loving another?
Why Is Challah Braided? By Chana Weisberg The six days of the week are the paradigm of diversity. Perhaps the braiding of the challah represents the idea of unity, how we tie everything together . . .
Who’s That Knocking at My Door? By Lieba Rudolph It has taken many soggy salads, but I now appreciate that tzedakah is more than a Jewish ethical obligation or a mitzvah to check off. It also has a spiritual component.
Was That a Blessing or a Curse? Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Moed Katan 9a-9b "You will plant and won’t harvest; you will bring in and won’t bring out; you will bring out
and won’t bring in...”
Moses our Teacher granted the Torah and mitzvot only to the people of Israel... and to whoever from among the nations of the world who wishes to convert to Judaism... But Moses also instructed, by word of G-d, to prevail upon all inhabitants of the world to accept the [seven] mitzvot commanded to the children of Noah...