“Parsha to the Point” – Behar 5776

Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)  Rabbi David Stav  If someone were to ask me what the most “socially conscious” Torah portion is, I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment with the response. If there is one part of the Torah that deals methodically and intensively with social issues, it is Parshat Behar. The portion reviews the laws of Shmittah (Sabbatical …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Behar 5776

Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)  Rabbi David Stav  If someone were to ask me what the most “socially conscious” Torah portion is, I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment with the response. If there is one part of the Torah that deals methodically and intensively with social issues, it is Parshat Behar. The portion reviews the laws of Shmittah (Sabbatical …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Emor 5776

Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel– “And G-d spoke unto Moses saying: Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel which they sacrifice unto me so that they profane not My holy name, I am G-d!” [Lev. 22:1-2] The …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Emor 5776

Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel– “And G-d spoke unto Moses saying: Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel which they sacrifice unto me so that they profane not My holy name, I am G-d!” [Lev. 22:1-2] The …

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