Parashat Bechukotai – is there a world to come (Olam Habah)?

Parashat Bechukotai – is there a world to come (Olam Habah)?

We all know about the world to come (Olam Habah) and the life after this world, but why the Torah chooses to ignore this fast and there is no mentioning of Olam Habah in the Torah and only hints in the Tanach about it? Duration of class: 1:06:31             http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/323375381-rabbialonanava-parashat-bechukotai-is-there-a-world-to-come-olam-habah.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

May 18, 2017 at 8:22 PM 0 comments

Timing

Timing

“…I will give your rains in their time…” – Vayikra 26:4 וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם בְּעִתָּם – ויקרא כו, ד In Parshas Bechukosai, G-d declares that if the Jewish people will observe His commandments and follow His statutes —meaning, they will “toil in the study of Torah” (Rashi) — they will be blessed with prosperity, peace and security, and they will multiply and flourish. […]

May 17, 2017 at 12:13 PM 0 comments

When the Going Gets Tough

When the Going Gets Tough

“…If you go in My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them…” – Vayikra 26:3 אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם – ויקרא כו, ג Rashi wonders about the meaning of the phrase, “If you go in my statutes.” Considering that mitzvah observance is stipulated by the next phrase in the verse, “and observe My commandments,” what […]

May 17, 2017 at 2:19 AM 0 comments

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate

“…And he shall not substitute for it. If he shall exchange it, then it will be and its exchange will be holy…” – Vayikra 27:33 וְלֹא יְמִירֶנּוּ וְאִם הָמֵר יְמִירֶנּוּ וְהָיָה הוּא וּתְמוּרָתוֹ יִהְיֶה קֹּדֶשׁ – ויקרא כז, לג According to the teachings of the Arizal, there are twelve configurations of the four letters of G-d’s name, Yud-Hey-Vov-Hey, each configuration […]

June 3, 2016 at 2:45 AM 0 comments

Chores or Passions?

Chores or Passions?

“…I will turn towards you…” – Vayikra 26:9 וּפָנִיתִי אֲלֵיכֶם – ויקרא כו, ט After stating that if you follow G-d’s statutes and observe His commandments G-d will grant you prosperity, security, and peace, the Torah adds that G-d will also “turn towards you” and grant you additional blessings as well. Rashi comments on the words “I will turn towards you” […]

June 2, 2016 at 1:54 PM 0 comments

The Messianic Age: Out of this World?

The Messianic Age: Out of this World?

“…And the tree of the field will give forth its fruit…” – Vayikra 26:4 וְעֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה יִתֵּן פִּרְיוֹ – ויקרא כו, ד The Torah’s reference to “the trees of the field”—as opposed to trees planted in an orchard—denotes trees that do not currently bear fruit, according to the Midrash (Toras Kohanim, cited by Rashi on Vayikra 26:4). The promise that “the […]

June 1, 2016 at 8:38 AM 0 comments

The Art of Carving

The Art of Carving

“…If you follow my statutes and observe my commandments…” – Vayikra 26:3 אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ – ויקרא כו, ג The term chok, statute, has a number of meanings. In the context of Torah study, Rashi interprets the phrase “If you follow my statutes” as a requirement to “toil in Torah.” Generally, however, the Torah uses the term chok […]

May 30, 2016 at 9:05 AM 0 comments