Making Mistakes Can Be A Good Thing!

For the PDF Version: פרשת ויקרא 5780 אנגלית It was said in the name of Rav: “If all the seas were black ink, and the marshes were quills, and the heavens were parchments, and all the people were scribes, they would not suffice to record the depth of the mind of the...

A message for Purim from the Rema 5779

A message for Purim from the Rema By Rav Hillel Van-Leeuwen  Head of Leadership Development The Mizrachi World Movement Rabbi Moshe Isserlis was an eminent Polish Ashkenazi rabbi, Rosh Yeshiva, philosopher, Talmudist and posek. The Rema was ordained Rabbi at the...

Vayikra

Rabbi Nechemya Taylor Torani advisor to Torah MiTzion Giants of the Spirit in Neviim Rishonim

Vayikra

Rabbi Yehuda Susman Former Rosh Kollel in Chicago (2000-2002) Currently Rosh Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi Vayikra

Following the Calling

Yonatan Sinclair Former Shaliach (Cape Town, 2004-05) Currently Head of Hachshara Department, World Bnei Akiva . . Following the Calling This week we will start reading the book of Vayikra, a book focusing mainly on the sacrifices and the work of the kohanim in the...

Being Close to G-d – 5777

Eli Lipcshitz Former Shaliach in Washington Currently Cadet at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Being Close to G-d  The Book of Shemot ends with what seems to be the epitome of closeness between G-d and mankind. Moshe descends from Mont Sinai,...

Divine Togetherness in Israel – 5776

Rabbi Jake Vidomlanski Fromer Shaliach in Cleveland (1998-1999) Currently Ram at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and Sgan Rosh Moshava IO   Divine Togetherness in Israel The Holy Rupshitzer (Rav Naphtali Tzvi Horowitz) was fond of telling over an incident from one of his...

The Sacrifice, The Kohen, And The Individual

This week we begin reading Sefer Vayikra, which already Chazal have called “Torat Kohanim.” Our parasha, as well as next week’s parasha (Parashat Tzav), deal with the laws concerning the various sacrifices. I would like to focus on the unique feature...

Love Story In The Slaughter House

We at times have a reaction of wonder and bewilderment when we consider the entire topic of korbanot. Initially, at first glance, the act of offering a sacrifice seems strange, anaesthetic, certainly unholy, and perhaps even irrational. A holy place, we would think,...