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An historic controversy arose between the Rabbis and sectarians as to the meaning of the command of counting the Omer: “And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Shabbat.” The Rabbis understood Shabbat to mean Pesach (i.e., “the day of rest”)...
Our Sages explain that the opening verse of our Torah reading teaches us lihazhir gedolim al hakatanim, which literally translates as “to warn the elders concerning the children.” Implied is that a parent must take responsibility for the education of his ...
The Weinstein family was discussing Parshas Emor at the Shabbos table. Shimi was describing many of the laws which the kohanim had to follow. “You know,” interrupted Chaim, Shimi’s younger brother. “It must be hard to be a kohen. He has to be careful all ...
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Adapted fromLikkutei Sichos, Vol. XXVII, p. 159ff;Sefer HaSichos 5750, p. 443ff. What Happens When a Wise Man Talks The Rambam writes:Mishneh Torah, Hilchos De’os 5:1. “Just as a wise man can be recognized through his wisdom and his character traits, for ...
Each Person as an Individual As has been mentioned,See the sichah to Parshas Shemini in this series and the sources cited there. the counting of the omer is a preparation for the giving of the Torah. Therefore, directly after the 49 days of the omer, we c...
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Our lives are often cluttered with so much “doing,” we tend to forget the need for the empty space of “being.”
Leviticus 21:1–24:23
The eighth section of the Book of Leviticus begins as G d directs Moses to tell (Emor, in Hebrew) the elder priests to educate the younger priests regarding the laws of the priesthood. G-d then teaches Moses these laws, after which He teaches him the laws...
"אמר אל הכהנים בני אהרן ואמרת אלהם" “Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aharon and tell them.” (21:1) QUESTION: The redundancy of the pasuk including both “emor” — “say” — and “ve’amarta” — “and tell” — teaches us that the elders should educate the minors to...
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Sara wonders about this feminine need for “balance.”
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