Behar: Choosing Meaning Over Money

Behar: Choosing Meaning Over Money

Behar 5772 – Choosing Meaning Over Money Introduction and Backstory Sefer Vayikra is about mankind fulfilling its relationship with its Creator. In describing that process, the book has gone through three major movements up to now: Parshios Vayikra, Tzav, and...
Emor: Forging the Mundane into Holiness

Emor: Forging the Mundane into Holiness

Chazal describe Hashem’s plan for the formation and structure of the world in the following terms: “ביקש לו דירה בתחתונים — Hashem desired a dwelling place in the world below.” To accomplish this, He created both spirituality (שמים) and physicality...
Shemini: Finding the Bridge to Transcendence

Shemini: Finding the Bridge to Transcendence

This week’s parsha starts with outlining the special avodah in the Mishkan on the “eighth day”. This was the eighth day following the “seven days of inauguration”. During that time Moshe was the acting Kohen Gadol; he taught Aharon and his sons all of the laws and...

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