Divrei Torah 

Parshas Vayikra 5776

The Soul’s Meating with HaShem Parshas Vayikra March 19, 2016 – ח׳ בַּאֲדָר ב׳ תשע״ו Dvar Torah by Shmuel Benzaquen, Grade 12 In this week’s Torah portion, we are given descriptions of the korban mincha and chatas. When describing the meal-offering of the korban mincha, which is intended for the poorer members of klal yisrael, the pasuk states “וְנֶפֶשׁ, כִּי-תַקְרִיב קָרְבַּן מִנְחָה לַיהוָה–סֹלֶת, יִהְיֶה קָרְבָּנוֹ; וְיָצַק עָלֶיהָ שֶׁמֶן, וְנָתַן עָלֶיהָ לְבֹנָה. And if a person brings a meal offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour. He…

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Divrei Torah 

Parshas Pekudei 5776

Above Suspicion? Parshas Pekudei March 12, 2016 – ב׳ בַּאֲדָר ב׳ תשע״ו In this week’s Parsha, Pekudei, we read in the first pasuk: אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת, אֲשֶׁר פֻּקַּד עַל-פִּי מֹשֶׁה: עֲבֹדַת הַלְוִיִּם, בְּיַד אִיתָמָר, בֶּן-אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן.-These are the accounts of the tabernacle, the Mishkan of the testimony, as they were rendered according to the commandment of Moshe, through the service of the Levi’im, by the hand of Isamar, the son of Aharon the Kohen” (Shemos 38:21) The Da’as Zkeinim, by the authors of Tosfos, explains why the verse…

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