TAZRIA (she conceives)

The Torah lesson for this week is about skin diseases: tzara’at, but as we’ll see, this external condition is really a sign of an internal moral condition. Question: What does TAZRIA mean in English? She conceives or bearing seed Leviticus 12:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 2 Speak to the Children of Israel saying, If a woman has conceived …

Sh’mini (Eighth Day)

Question:  The Hebrew word (it came) always indicates that trouble or grief is associated with the narrative. What sadness could there have been on that joyous first day of Nissan? Until the sin of the Golden Calf, there was no need for a center of sanctity; every Hebrew was worthy of the Divine Presence. After that calamitous national downfall, it …

P’Kudei (Accounts)

Exodus 38:21 This is the sum of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of Testimony, as it was recorded, according to the commandment of Moses, by the service of the Levites, under the direction of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. C-MATS  Question: Everybody gave the money that was needed to Moses, and he was in charge of the whole project. Even …