Treating The Disadvantaged

Mordechai Hadad Former Shaliach in Montreal (2016-17) Currently a student of Psychology and Education Click Here for the PDF version Parshat Kedoshim contains the famous pasuk: “You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind. You shall fear...

Before Hashem

For the PDF Version: Here 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” unsuccessfully (Varika 16:1). To...

Rabbi Akiva’s Legacy of Love and Respect

For the PDF version: Here 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) adds that the students...

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...