Acharei Mot Countdown

Countdown to Sinai

Countdown to Sinai The Jewish people’s journey toward nationhood began on Passover.  The Exodus redeemed us from physical slavery and subjugation but the people still lacked a national identity and purpose. This was conferred upon them only later when the Jewish people both heard and saw the words of God at Mt. Sinai.  In those moments, through the Torah that they received the newly formed nation obtained its spiritual identity and ...

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Torah Study – Acharei Mot/Kedoshim 5775

As we approach Shavuot, the festival that, amongst other things, celebrates the giving of the Torah, we should focus on the mitzvah (commandment) of Torah study.  In general, the pursuit of knowledge in modern society usually has a clear, utilitarian purpose – to make a living, to further a career, or to become famous.  In contrast, Torah study for the layman does not advance his career, or increase his income.  ...

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