Being mourned by the entire house of Israel

Elana Jackson A friend of Torah MiTzion  Currently head Nurse of SHEKEL – Inclusion for People with Disabilities Click Here for the PDF version   Towards the end of Parshat Chukat the ceremony of Aaron HaCohen’s death is described.  After, the verse tells us...

True leaders

Liat Jackman Former Shlicha Montreal (2003-05) Currently raising her family, learning midrash and teaching in her community Click Here for the PDF version   One would think that these miracles would be convincing enough. But after all this we hear a complaint of the...

A Tale of Two Tzitzits

Rav Hillel van-Leeuwen Head of Leadership Development, the Mizrachi World Movement   The mitzvah of Tzitzit, at the end of our Parasha, is an innately complex mitzvah.   On the one hand – this mitzvah is included as an integral paragraph of tefila, recited twice...

Majestic Order and Natural Bewilderment

  Rabbi Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1997-99) Currently Torah Advisor to the Shlichim Click Here for the PDF version   Parashat Behaalotcha clearly has two segments. Beginning with the Glory of the Mishkan and the anointment of the levi’im,...

The Priestly blessing – with Love and Unity

Rabbi Avi Goldberg Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2007-11) Currently an educator and rabbi of the Himmelfarb School in Jerusalem and a voulenteer in the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization Click Here for the PDF version   The Torah commands the priests “thus bless the...

Organizing a Nation

Rabbi Menachem Schrader Founding Director of OU-JLIC Click Here for the PDF version Parshat Bemidbar has no long lasting commandments in it. The counting of the Jewish people there, as well as the second counting later on in the book of Bamidbar in parshat Pinchas,...