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Two of the mitzvos particular to Purim are Mishloach Manos, and Matanos L’Evyonim – giving gifts to people, and distributing charity freely. The Sfas Emes explains that the function of these mitzvos as they relate to Purim is that they read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

One of the intriguing features of Parashat Tesaveh is the fact noted by our Sages that Moshe’s name appears nowhere in the Parasha – making this the first Parasha since Parashat Shemot (which tells of Moshe’s birth) not to me read more »
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The Midrash Mishlei states that after Moshiach comes, we will cease to observe all the Yomim Tovim, except Purim. Many commentators have asked why this should be. Was Purim as momentous as the Exodus from Egypt, or the giving read more »
by Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Harav Ginsburgh explains the three levels of our mission in life: nothingness, light, and name and explains how we can use this to help us cope with changes in what appears to be our mission and purpose in li read more »
by Rabbi Naftali Reich

Few sights were more spectacular than the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest, resplendent in full golden regalia, his vestments formed from the finest fabrics, precious metals and rare jewels. It was a vision of pure artistry and read more »
by Rabbi Yissocher Frand

In Parshas Vayakhel, Rashi identifies Betzalel's grandfather Chur as "the son of Miriam", sister of Moshe. Chazal say that at the time of the building of the Mishkan, Bezalel was only 13 years old. Picture th read more »
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There were four utensils that were kept inside the Mishkan – the Shulchan, the Aron, the Mizbeach, and the Menora – the Table, the Ark, the Altar, and the Menora.

Regarding the Aron:

וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתוֹ זָהָב טָהוֹר מִבַּיִת וּמִחוּץ read more »
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The first law after Sinai addresses a Jew who steals, and cannot afford to repay the theft. Such a person is sold into temporary slavery, and the value of his labor accrues until his debt has been paid off. The laws after Sinai open wit read more »

An Eye for an Eye - One of the most famous passages from the Torah appears in this portion regarding the repercussion from seriously injuring a slave. The portion says "If there is serious injury you are to take life for l read more »
by Rabbi Eliezer Zeytouneh

Don't HURT people. Don't make people feel inferior to you, don't ACCUSE them - you might get away with it today, but Hashem will be on to you. Life is not a comedy stunt, those words are not funny and they read more »

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