Weekly Parsha Thoughts

Beha’aloscha

The passuk states שטו העם ולקטו וטחנו ברחים או דכו במדוכה…ועשו אותו עוגות the nation went for a walk and they collected and grinded with the mill or crushed with the mortar…and made it into cakes. The Gemara asks: it states שטו,...
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Naso-Rus

The passuk states ואיש את קדשיו לו יהיו “and a man, his holy things will be to him.” What does this mean? Rashi brings from the Midrash Aggadah: One who holds back from giving his ma’asros (tithes)לו יהיו, to him will be...
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Bamidbar

The passuk states ויתילדו על משפחותם לבית אבותם and they made themselves born upon their families to their father’s house. What does this mean? And how did they do this? The Ramban explains that everyone from the nation of Yisroel, aside from...
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Bechukosai

The passuk states that those who are remaining will melt for their aveiros and also בעונות אבותם אתם ימקו for the aveiros of their father with them they will be melted. The Gemara asks: the passuk in Ki Seitzei however states  לא...
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Behar

The passuk states that a lender should not take נשך and תרבית. The following passuk states; “your money do not give him בנשך, and במרבית do not give your food.” Why does the Torah use two lashonos of נשך and רבית? And...
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Emor

The pesukim mention by the Yomim Tovim מקראי קודש, and מקרא קודש. Rashi explains this is an “expression of holiness,” which means one needs to sanctify the Yomim Tovim with food, drink, clean clothes, and davening. On Yom Kippur when we fast,...
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