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Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Parashas Bamidbar relays five censuses of the Jewish people: per tribe, per flag, members of Levi who were at least one month old, the firstborn of every family, and the count of the Leviim ages...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 7th Aliyah

The Torah describes the last of the tithes called maaser (bechor being the first, maaser the last). Rather than adding up livestock and taking one-tenth as tithe, we are told to let each animal pass...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 6th Aliyah

The Torah details the law regarding land purchased and then consecrated by the buyer and how it reverts to the original owner when yovel arrives. The pasuk details that “the Kohen shall calculate...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 5th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the pledging of ancestral land (land given to one’s ancestors when Israel was divided amongst the tribes) (27:16–21), explaining that since ancestral land is meant to go back to...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 4th Aliyah

Parashas Bechukosai contains the unpleasant rebuke and punishment should people not follow the Torah’s laws. What follows is the law for someone who vows to donate the value of a human and what...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 3rd Aliyah

After a list of curses that will befall the nation should they fail to keep the Torah, G-d says, “They will confess their sin…they treated Me as happenstance” (26:40), and then in the very next...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 2nd Aliyah

The Torah testifies that if we follow its rules and observe its commandments, good things will come, and we will be secure in our land (26:3–5). In the next pasuk, we are told that there will be...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Bechukotai 1st Aliyah

Our parashah starts by stating, “If you walk in [follow] My statutes…” and then goes on to disclose the rewards (26:3). Why does the Torah use the verb “walk” when describing the expectation to...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 7th Aliyah

The Torah prohibits us from making idols, statues, or monuments, and immediately follows with a mandate to keep Shabbos and fear G-d’s Sanctuary (26:1–2). What is the connection between the two sets...

Dvar Torah for Bamidbar 1st Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 6th Aliyah

If a fellow Jew becomes desperate enough to become a slave, we are commanded not to work him with slave labor (25:39). If having a Jewish slave does not allow them to be treated as such, why does...