Parashat Shemini (Eighth)

After a two-week “break” from the regular study of the Parasha (weekly reading of Scripture which is read in synagogues) due to Pesach (Passover), this week we return to the scheduled readings. This week’s portion … Read More

Parashat Shemini (Eight)

Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47 This week’s reading is very interesting and rich; it contains some nuggets of wisdom for those of us who fear the Lord and follow Him. First, let me remind us of one … Read More

Parashat Sh’mini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47

בס״ד Parashat Sh’mini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Unless you live in Israel, you will be reading a different Torah portion this Shabbat than the one on which I am writing. Outside of … Read More

Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47

בס”ד Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Shabbat Parah Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38 Once again, this week there is a special Shabbat— Shabbat Parah (Cow). This is of course in regard to the Red … Read More

Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47

בס”ד Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 The first thing that one learns when reading this week’s Torah portion is that the service of the Kohanim (Priests) begins. It is significant that … Read More

Parashat Shemini (Eight) Leviticus 9:1-11:47

בס”ד Parashat Shemini (Eight) Leviticus 9:1-11:47 Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1-7:17 In this week’s Torah portion one learns a very basic principle for spiritual growth. It is not that this principle is so profound, but it … Read More