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Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

The second half of Parashas Emor recaps the Jewish holidays and ends the section by discussing the lighting of the holy Menorah and the offering of the twelve holy loaves of bread (24:1–9). Just as...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 6th Aliyah

We are introduced to the holiday of Sukkot and told that we should live in sukkot (huts) for seven days so that future generations should know that G-d had the Jews live in tents when they left...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 5th Aliyah

In its designation of Yom Kippur and its associated laws, the Torah clarifies that no work should be done and that “this is an eternal statute for all your generations, in all your dwellings”...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 4th Aliyah

The Torah discusses all the major holidays of the Jewish calendar. Although bits of these holidays are also mentioned elsewhere, our parashah does offer added detail, such as shofar on Rosh...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 3rd Aliyah

The Torah describes the Todah (thanksgiving) offering, explaining that it is brought as an expression of the donor’s will (22:29). Since, by definition, this offering is voluntary, what does the...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 2nd Aliyah

G-d tells Moshe to relay to Aharon that any Kohen with a defect or imperfection may not represent others in service to Him (21:17–23). Why would a bodily deformity disqualify a Kohen from priestly...

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 1st Aliyah

G-d conveys to Moshe the laws that govern the Kohanim, including the prohibition against making bald patches on their heads or shaving the edge of their beards (21:5). Recanati points out the...