Monthly Archive: March 2014

Shemini – Hooves and Scales

In Parshat Shemini the Torah instructs us in the laws of Kashrut, as they pertain to living creatures. The Torah lists the criteria for mammals which we are allowed to consume, followed by fish...

Tzav – Our Nemesis

This Shabbat we fulfill the Mitzvah of remembering our deep seated hatred of Amalek. The Torah bids us never to forget how Amalek took a swipe at us while we were weary and vulnerable....

Vayikra – An Outsiders Perspective

This week we read from one Torah scroll only. As opposed to last week which was Parshat Shekalim and the next three weeks which are Parshat Zachor, Parah and HaChodesh respectively. This Shabbat is...

Pekudei – Pegs and Pillars

This week’s Parsha, Pekudei, includes a tally of all income and expenses related to the Mishkan. The Torah goes into great detail reviewing the amounts of silver and gold that were collected and used...