Weekly Parsha Thoughts

Naso

The passuk states regarding a sotah אם לא שכב… הנקי ממי המרים המאררים האלה. Rashi explains: this is an oath which is conditional; אם לא שכב, if a man did not lay with you, then הנקי, you will be innocent. However שכב...
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Shavuos

The Mishnah teaches that there the world is judged four time: on Pesach, Shavuos, Rosh Hashanah, and Sukkos.  On the Yom Tov of Shavuos we are judged for the fruits of the trees. The Gemara explains that the Torah commands us to...
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Bamidbar

The passuk states that Bnei Yisrael should camp איש על דגלו באתת לבית אבותם. Rashi explains each tribe had a banner hung with different colors, the same as the colors of their stone on the Choshen. This way each of the tribes...
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Behar-Bechukosai

The passuk states in the brachos: ופניתי אליכם והפריתי אתכם and I will turn to you and make you fruitful. Rashi explains this with a mashal from the Toras Kohanim: a king hired many workers who did mediocre work, and there was...
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Emor

The Mishna teaches: originally the lulav was taken in the Mikdash for 7 days and in the medina for 1 day. The Rambam explains the Mikdash refers to Yerushalaim while others explain it refers to the place of the Beis HaMikdosh. Rashi...
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Acharei Mos-Kedoshim

The passuk statesהוכח תוכיח את עמיתך  give rebuke to your friend. The passuk ends ולא תשא עליו חטא and you will not receive for it sin. Which rebuke does the Torah refer to and what is the sin? The Ramban explains when...
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