Monthly Archive: June 2016

Naso – Blessed with the Best

The three-fold blessing of the Kohanim appears in this week’s reading of Naso. The ‘Priestly Blessing’ has been romanticized in Jewish tradition. It is recited by members of the priestly family daily in Israel...

Bechukotai

Parshat Bechukotai (which is read this Shabbat in the Diaspora) is known as the Reading of the Rebuke. However, it also predicts great blessing and prosperity. Before the Great Rebuke is even mentioned the...

Behar – A Pair of Socks

Behar begins with a detailed explanation of the Mitzvah of Shemitta. Every seventh year the land in Israel must lie fallow. It may not be tilled or agriculturally developed by its Jewish owner. This...