Parashat Kedoshim – Orlah and Goji Berries 5779

Parashat Kedoshim – Orlah and Goji Berries  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Former Rosh Kollel (Warsaw, 2013-17) Currently Head of the English department at Machon HaTorah Ve’Haaretz, |the Institute for Torah and the Land of Israel “. “וְכִי תָבֹאוּ אֶל...

Kedusha – Meeting Hashem with Every Step – 5776

Dovi Holtz Former shaliach in Memphis (2002-3) and London (2007-9) Currently Ram at the Yeshiva High School in Natzeret Illit   Kedusha – Meeting Hashem with Every Step A few years ago, before going on Shlichut in a Kollel in London, I managed to convince...

And The Oscar Goes To

If an Oscar Award would one day be given for an on-the-mark title given to a parasha in the Torah, we may assume that the name of our parasha, “Kedoshim,” would be a serious contender for this award. A study of the many commands that appear in our parasha...

Tzedek: Truth or Favor? – 5769

Rabbi Yechiel Brukner Former Rosh Kollel in Munich   We all know the value of truth. We devote considerable efforts to teaching our children, our peers, and ourselves to stay clear of falsehood and to adhere to the path of truth. We are taught that emet (truth)...

Kedoshim Tihiyu – 5768

Carmi Ronen Former Shaliach in Dayton   We are now in the period before Yom HaShoah (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror). Our parsha opens with a special and unique mitzvah...

A Life of Kdusha – 5766

Parashat Kedoshim is filled with tens of Mitzvot that Moshe passes on to Bnei Yisrael. The unifying theme of all these Mitzvot is”you shall be holy”. Holiness, the Torah teaches us, is achieved through the observance of Mitzvot. There is one Mitzva of the 613 Mitzvot,...