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Benny Rapoport

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The Torah commands us: You shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart. How can we be expected to feel a love for Him if the feeling is not embedded in our heart?
The book of Deuteronomy opens as the Jewish people are on “the other side of the Jordan (River)” soon to enter the Promised Land. Why is the Torah so vague on the location?
In response to complaints by those who missed their chance to bring the Passover offering, the Jewish people were given a new holiday: the Second Passover. Therein lies a powerful lesson.
The Torah lists separately the gifts that each of the leaders of the tribes brought to dedicate the altar, even though each man brought identical gifts. Why does the Torah repeat the same list twelve times in a row?
G-d commands Moses and Aaron to conduct a census of the Jewish people. But if G-d is all-knowing – including the exact population of the Jewish people – what then is the point in counting them?
In the Jewish vernacular we hear phrases such as "the Holy Shabbat" or "the Holy Torah"; but what is "holiness"?
After the Yom Kippur service in the Holy Temple concluded, throngs of worshippers would accompany the High Priest back to his home for a holiday feast. Why the big celebration?
If G-d told you to drill through your concrete floor to discover gold, would you do it?
Last week's parshah discussed the laws of purity relating to animals and now we learn the laws of purity for the human being; why do animals precede man?
The book of Leviticus describes in-detail the Temple service of animal sacrifice. How can we find personal significance in this ancient ritual that was the premier service in the Holy Temple?
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