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Torah, The: (lit. teaching) (a) The Five Books of Moses (The Bible); (b) the overall body of Jewish religious teachings encompassing the whole body of Jewish law, practice and tradition
In the titular opening word of the third book of the Torah - Vayikra (Leviticus), the Aleph is small. What is the signifigance of this small Aleph?
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
Why would an infinite, all-knowing, omnipotent G‑d wish for people to offer up animal sacrifices? It seems to be a pointless waste of resources and needless dispensing of life.
"Leviticus deals with the various aspects of holiness. Holiness is found in all of the book’s subjects, in the major principles as well as in the small particulars"
It all began on the second day of creation, when G‑d separated the “lower water” —the water on earth, and the “higher water” —the water that is in the heavens: And G‑d said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, and let it be a separation be...
Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Vayikra.
1. Following the latter parshiot of Chumash Shemot which discuss the building of the Mishkan — Tabernacle — is Chumash Vayikra which discuss the various types of korbanot — offerings — that were made in it. A common denominator among all animal offerings ...
You don’t need to do something showy to connect with G‑d. The daily offering can be achieved with something short and to the point.
For my family and me, these past 12 months have been quite a ride. We’ve had wonderful times and times of heartbreak.
If you hurt someone’s feelings as a result of a mere slip of the tongue, presumably there is nothing to be sorry for. Presumably it “meant nothing.” Unless, of course, unconscious gestures are even more meaningful than conscious ones.
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