A Sin Offering for Giving Birth?

Rav Baruch Winetraub Former Sgan Rosh Bet Midrash in Toronto (2011-2014)  Currently Community Rabbi in Tel Mond and Ra”m in Yeshivat Har Etzion Click Here for the PDF version   The beginning of our parshah, apart from teaching us about brit milah, focusses on...

When Deconstructing is Reconstructing

Click HERE for the PDF version Hashem spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: “When you enter the land of Canaan that I give you as a possession, and I inflict an eruptive plague upon a house in the land you possess, the owner of the house shall come and tell the...

The Real Estate Crisis

Reuven Kolton Former avrech in Memphis (2006-2009) M.A in Economics. Teaching Assistant in Ben-Gurion University and Sapir Academic College   The Real Estate Crisis If houses could talk, I wonder what they would say about the real estate situation. “Did you...

The Holiness of Intimacy – 5777

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger Former Shaliach in Boca Raton (1999-2007) Currently Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar of Dallas Kollel   The Holiness of Intimacy   Outside of the orthodox community, the laws of family purity are not much talked about...

Purely Connected – 5776

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1999-2000) Head of the English Speaking Section of the “Puah” Institute   Purely Connected The Public and the Private This week’s Parshah continues the theme of the Book of Vayikra that is also called...

Tazria Mesora

At the beginning of our parsha the Torah commands the woman who gave birth, to bring a sin offering. The commentators struggle with the following question: what is the sin that the woman who gave birth committed? What is the transgression that obligated her to bring a...

The Duality Of Man

This week’s double Parasha is full of technical, physiological phenomena. However, there is an interesting pattern that can be observed between the two portions. While Parashat Tazria ends with the laws of the kosher and non-kosher species of animals, Parashat...