Bloodless

Bloodless

“…He who traps a wild animal or fowl that are permissible for consumption, when he sheds its blood, he must cover the blood with dust…” –  Vayikra 17:13 אֲשֶׁר יָצוּד צֵיד חַיָּה אוֹ עוֹף אֲשֶׁר יֵאָכֵל וְשָׁפַךְ אֶת דָּמוֹ וְכִסָּהוּ בֶּעָפָר – ויקרא יז, יג The Torah instructs us to cover the blood of any fowl or non-domesticated animals that we […]

May 6, 2016 at 11:12 AM 0 comments

Total Makeover

Total Makeover

“…And he shall remove the linen garments that he had worn when he came into the Holy, and there he shall leave them…” – Vayikra 16:23 וּפָשַׁט אֶת בִּגְדֵי הַבָּד אֲשֶׁר לָבַשׁ בְּבֹאוֹ אֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ וְהִנִּיחָם שָׁם – ויקרא טז, כג On the words “and there he shall leave them,” Rashi comments that the Yom Kippur garments of the Kohen […]

May 5, 2016 at 3:33 AM 0 comments

The Insincere Vidui

The Insincere Vidui

“…And he shall confess upon it all the willful transgressions of Bnei Yisrael…” – Vayikra 16:21 וְהִתְוַדָּה עָלָיו אֶת כָּל עֲוֹנֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל – ויקרא טז, כא One of the essential components of the Yom Kippur service – the Kohen Gadol’s as well as the individual’s – is Vidui, to confess one’s sins verbally before G-d, asking for His forgiveness. […]

May 4, 2016 at 2:00 AM 0 comments

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

“…And he will initiate atonement for himself and for his household….” – Vayikra 16:6 וְכִפֶּר בַּעֲדוֹ וּבְעַד בֵּיתוֹ – ויקרא טז, ו One of the integral components of the Kohen Gadol’s service on Yom Kippur was the bull offering, the blood of which he sprinkled in the Kodesh Hakadashim, the Holy of Holies, to atone “for himself and for his household.” […]

May 3, 2016 at 8:37 AM 0 comments

Business before Pleasure

Business before Pleasure

“…And G-d spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon’s two sons, when they drew near before G-d and they died…” – Vayikra 16:1 וַיְדַבֵּר ה’ אֶל משֶׁה אַחֲרֵי מוֹת שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן בְּקָרְבָתָם לִפְנֵי ה’ וַיָּמֻתוּ – ויקרא טז, א The above verse seems redundant. Having said that the commandments in this parsha were stated “after the death of […]

May 2, 2016 at 2:13 AM 0 comments

The Afterdeath

The Afterdeath

“…And g-d spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon’s two sons, when they drew near before G-d…” – Vayikra 16:1 וַיְדַבֵּר ה’ אֶל משֶׁה אַחֲרֵי מוֹת שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן בְּקָרְבָתָם לִפְנֵי ה’ – ויקרא טז, א The first thirty-four verses of Parshas Acharei Mos speak of the holiest person, place, and time in the Jewish experience. Namely, they detail the […]

May 1, 2016 at 9:14 AM 0 comments

TORAH TALK Weekly Parsha: Acharei with Rabbi Alon Anava

TORAH TALK Weekly Parsha: Acharei with Rabbi Alon Anava

TORAH TALK: Parashat Acharei with Rabbi Alon Anava Guest Speaker Rabbi Alon Anava Parsha Acharei Leviticus 16:1–18:30 855-95-BIBLE Watch the class on www.tenaktalk.com Get more updates on future live classes on the Facebook page            

April 19, 2016 at 6:14 AM 0 comments