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Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

After detailing all the illicit relationships, the Torah concludes with a single law prohibiting one from giving of their offspring to pass through for molech (18:21). Ibn Ezra explains that molech...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 5th Aliyah

Parashas Acharei Mos contains the broad instructions to “keep My laws and rules [those that can be understood along with those that cannot] that we should perform and live by them…” (18:5). Rashi...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 4th Aliyah

After the Mishkan was designated as the place to which the Jewish people would bring their sacrifices, the Torah prohibited the sacrifices from being offered anywhere else. Our parashah indicates...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 3rd Aliyah

In advance.... The conclusion of the Yom Kippur service includes the scapegoat ceremony. The Torah describes the cleansing process for the one that accompanies the L’Azazel goat (16:26). The Gemara...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 2nd Aliyah

In advance... The Torah details the laws involving the two goats as part of the Yom Kippur service (16:20–24). While one goat is sacrificed, the other (L’Azazel) is pushed down a cliff. The Ramban...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 1st Aliyah

G-d addresses the death of Nadav and Avihu, two of Aharon’s sons, by saying that they “drew near before G-d and died” (16:1). If they drew closer to G-d, why did they die? To help us understand,...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the two turtle doves that women, following their period of niddah, are to bring to the Kohen to make into an offering (15:29). The Meshech Chochmah points out that two doves make...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 6th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the laws of niddah (menstrual cycles), the need to separate during niddah, and an additional seven-day separation (15:19). Not only is the woman impure during her cycle and for...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 5th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the purification requirements of a zav (a man that has an unnatural discharge), which includes washing the clothes, immersing in water, and waiting for sundown (15:1–7). The...

Dvar Torah for Acharei Mot 6th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 4th Aliyah

The Torah introduces another type of tzaraas; when we ultimately reach the land of Canaan, which G-d has given to us as a possession, G-d will place stains on the walls of our homes in the land that...