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Jews have distinct rituals: a way of dress, interesting holidays, and a unique diet. When G-d gave us these instructions He told us that He was choosing us as His special nation. But beneath those rituals, are we truly distinct? As Jews, do we think diffe...
Sin is foolish. We all know it. No one ever feels good after a sin, and no one feels bad after doing a mitzvah. But we sin anyway. Then we feel guilty, then we sin again . . .
A trainable cat, a prince who thinks he’s a rooster, and a rebbe who digs up dirt.
The chazzan reaches the moment, the Kohanim turn around, lower their prayer shawls over their eyes, raise their hands towards the crowd and the Priestly Blessing begins. What an amazing religion we have where certain people have been specifically assigned...
The kohanim remove their shoes and extend their hands, fingers parted and palms stretched outwards; the congregation hide their faces under their prayer shawls. What is the deeper significance of this celestial ritual?
The Torah tells of twelve sets of gifts brought as offerings by each of the twelve tribes in honor of the dedication of the Tabernacle . Although the Torah does not waste words, and although each tribe seemingly brought the same gift, the Torah repeats wo...
If the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel each brought the same gift in honor of the Tabernacle’s inauguration, why does the Torah repeat the 35-item list twelve times, making Naso the longest Parshah in the Torah? There is a lesson here, says the Lubavit...
When we become addicted to a particular indulgence, we must wean ourselves from the addiction by abstaining completely until we have recovered.
Why is it written twice that Nesanel “brought his offering” in verses 18 and 19?
One Talmudic opinion suggests that because the nazirite denies himself the pleasure of drinking wine, he is considered “sinful.” But why should it be wrong to deny oneself anything?
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