What Does God Ask of You?

Parashat Shemini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1–11:47 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 6:1–7:17 In our Parasha portion we read of the incredible account that took place when Aaron offered the sacrifice before the Lord:  Then Aaron lifted up … Read More

A Strange Fire

Parashat Shmini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1–11:47 In my last blog entry, Don’t Miss this Opportunity, I wrote that, if after the current Covid-19 pandemic, everything will simply “return to normal”, we will have missed an … 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