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Shofar: Ram’s horn sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh HaShanah and at the close of Yom Kippur; reminiscent of the ram “tangled in the bush by its horns” during the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), the shofar sounded at Sinai (Exodus 19) and the shofar of Moshiach (Isaiah 27:13, etc.)

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How a Mezuzah is Written The commandment of mezuzah requires that two portions from the Pentateuch, the chapters of Shema and Vehayah, be written on a parchment according to rigorous rules and be affixed to the right doorpost of every doorway or gate in...
Order the Siddur The Online Siddur With Commentary is a project of Chabad Lubavitch of Maryland directed by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan and Sichos In English, all rights reserved. With appreciation to Kehot Publication Society for the use of the Hebrew text of...
It was never clear to me why some call the weekly Torah reading parshah and others call it sidra.  Are these two words synonymous?
Be Fruitful and Multiply Parshat Bereishit
The first mitzvah in the Torah is "to be fruitful and multiply." As the verse in Genesis states: "And G‑d said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth...'" This mitzvah is considered a "great mitzvah" and in some cases even overrides certain...
The Maamar Issa B’Midrash Tehillim was recited by the Rebbe Rashab (the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe) on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. It was also one of the discourses recited by the Previous Rebbe on his Bar Mitzvah. It is customary among Lubavitcher...
On whose initiative were the spies sent? The way the story is told in Numbers 13, it was by divine command. But when Moses recounts these events 40 years later, he tells the people of Israel that it was their idea. The contradiction describes a watershed...
Had they learned nothing from the sin of the spies who, by de-motivating others through their behavior, condemned an entire generation to forty years of wandering in the desert?
You should rid the Land (of its inhabitants and then) you should settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it. Classic Questions What does verse 53 teach us? Rashi: "You shall rid the Land"—you should rid it of its inhabitants, and then:...
You should give him many gifts from your flock, your threshing floor, or from your wine vat, [or] you should give him from whatever G-d, your G-d, has blessed you with. -- Devarim 15:14 To whom is one obligated to give severance gifts? (v. 14) Talmud:...
Chapter 29 14 With all future generations: The Torah transcends the limitations of time and space. Therefore, even today, affirming our covenant with God by resolving to study the Torah and perform its commandments, immediately and spontaneously unites us...
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