Monthly Archives: March 2011

Parshat Tazria 2011-The Miracle of Birth

Summary: The laws of ritual purity as it relates to childbirth are recorded. The laws of tzara’at are introduced. Tzara’at is a spiritual malady that manifests itself either on the body, on certain types of clothing, or on the walls … Continue reading

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Sheen Shpiel 2011

This is a video I recorded just for Purim, and I’m only putting it up two weeks late. Enjoy:

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Parshat Shemini 2011

Summary: Moshe and the Kohanim inaugurate the Beit HaMikdash Nadav and Avihu are killed The list of kosher animals are given My Analysis: This was a pretty important one for me to write about and yet I’m getting to it … Continue reading

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Parshat Tzav-Purim 2011

Parshah Summary: This is the second installment of lists of sacrifices, some for sin offerings, guilt, and free wil type offerings. Purim Summary: Purim is the story of the salvation of the Jews of Persia (modern day Iran) from the … Continue reading

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Parshat Vayikra 2011-Clarity of Mind

Summary: This is the first of several parshiot dealing with animal sacrifice. This is the section dealing with sin offerings. My Analysis: Last week, a friend of mine had a brit for his son and he gave me the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Olive Tree Instigation

I want just as much as you to stay out of politics. Unfortunately, it’s not always something we can avoid, especially as a Jew on a college campus. The Olive Tree Initiative, a product of UC Irvine, might be coming … Continue reading

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Parshat Pekudei 2011-The Clouds of Glory

Summary: The review of all of the materials used in the Mishkan is completed. G-d completes the picture by resting his presence in the Mishkan. My analysis: My Hebrew school students looked through the parshah to tell me what to … Continue reading

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