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Rabbi Ari Shishler is the director of Chabad of Strathavon, South Africa
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the kids being freed
In ancient times, a destitute man could sell himself as a slave. Are his children enslaved with him? A fascinating insight with a powerful lesson about our difficult Jewish history.
If Rosh Hashanah coincides with Shabbos, we cancel the main mitzvah, the Shofar. The same applies to the Lulav on Sukkot. So, why don’t we cancel a Pesach Seder when the festival falls on Shabbos?
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Aaron not eating the Sin Offering
Moshe and Aharon have a difference in opinion over how Judaism should be practiced, teaching us a spectacular lesson in how to relate to Jewish growth – in ourselves and in others.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the Torah’s repetition of sacrifices
When the Torah describes the five public sacrifices, it alludes to the fact that each is repeated in this portion to teach us something we did not already know. Through Rashi’s explanation, we come to understand that the Torah also wants us to appreciate ...
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Joseph’s dream of wheat bundles
Torah language is precise and needs to be analyzed as such to get a grip on the storyline, and its profound personal lessons.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the duplicate prohibition
The Torah repeats the law against mixing meat and milk in this Torah portion. Rashi explains what new insight the Torah expects us to gain from the repetition.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Moses’s words of instruction
“Here’s what G-d told me to tell you”, Moses says. Rashi highlights an intriguing detail about Moses’ involvement in building the Mishkan-sanctuary in the desert.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on initiating the Kohanim
Rashi defines two significant steps in how Aaron and his family became kohanim, and this teaches a valuable lesson in Jewish outreach.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the mysterious covering for the Mishkan
Among the materials used to build the Tabernacle in the desert is a strange item called “Tachash”. Rashi explores what it is, and teaches us a profound lesson in the power of the “small things” in life.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the prohibition of milk and meat
Why would the Torah repeat the same instruction three times? Learn Rashi’s surprising interpretation and a powerful take-home message.
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