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Something Spiritual on Parshat Acharei-Mot
Why Jewish law is called halacha, which means walking or movement.
The inner principle of celibacy is self-removal from the temptations and distractions of mundane daily life for the sake of a pursuit of holiness. According to the Torah, however, the holiest of holy possibilities is to be found precisely in the most mund...
In explaining why Aaron was forbidden to enter ‘at any time’ into the inner sanctum of the Sanctuary, Rashi employs a parable concerning an ill patient and the advice he receives from two doctors. This class will reveal the deeper meaning of this unusual ...
Parshat Acharei Mot
When Aaron experiences the greatest pain imaginable—the death of his two sons—he was silent. What did his silence mean? And how should we react to personal suffering?
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the warning not to enter the Holy of Holies
Rashi presents two intriguing details on how Moses was to warn Aaron not to enter the Holy of Holies at the wrong time. The Rebbe shows us how Rashi is actually teaching a deeper lesson about how to balance high-level inspiration with practical applicatio...
Parshah Curiosities: Acharei-Mot
This class probes beneath the skin of the Torah’s strange aversion to blood; after all if meat’s kosher, what’s so bad about the red fluid found within? A wide range of vital life sources are analyzed, and their messages are effectively decoded as the pro...
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Acharei contains 80 verses and the mnemonic is the word 'ki kol' and 'ido'. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah and the holiday of Pesach.
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Acharei
Before the scapegoat was taken into the wilderness, “Aaron the High Priest placed his hands upon its head and confessed all the sins of the Jewish People." (Leviticus 16:21) The verse is written "yado" meaning "his hand," the way we recite it, however, is...
Topics include: How two of Aaron's sons shared the same soul, which days and months are times of Divine mercy, a mystical explanation for the mitzvah of covering the blood of a slaughtered animal.
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