Before Hashem

For the PDF Version: Parshat Acharei Mot Before Hashem The theme of Parashat Acharei Mot is the ability to be “before Hashem”. The Parsha starts out with the sad fact that Aharon’s two sons died “when they drew near before Hashem”...

Rabbi Akiva’s Legacy of Love and Respect

For the PDF version: אחרימותקדושים5780אנגלית The Gemara (Yevamot 62b) tells us that the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva all died between Pesach and Shavuot because they did not treat each other respectfully. A Geonic tradition (cited by Me’iri to Yevamot 62b)...