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  • Parashat Shemini 5775 Monday,27 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat SHEMINI YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David On the eighth day of the inauguration, the 1st of Nisan, the Mishkan was finally set up and Aaron and... More

  • PARASHAT PESACH 5775 Monday,27 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat PESACH YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David When we sit around the Seder Table on Pesach night and read the Hagadah we will be fulfilling a mitzvah... More

  • Parashat Tzav (Shabbat Hagadol) Monday,27 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat TZAV SHABBAT HAGADOL YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David This week’s Parasha continues with the descriptions of the offerings, ‘Zot Torath HaOlah’ the laws of the burnt.... More

  • PARASHAT VAYIKRA Monday,27 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat VAYIKRA YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David The Parasha tells us that G-d always called Moshe before he talked to him ‘Vayikra il Moshe’ to show his... More

  • Parashat Vayakhel/Pekudei Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat VAYAKHEL/PEKUDEI YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David Moshe gathers the people all together the day after Yom Kippur. Moshe descended from Mount Sinai with the second... More

  • PARASHAT TETZAVEH 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat TETZAVEH YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David This parasha speaks in great detail about the Bigde Kehuna holy garments Aaron and his sons were commanded to wear... More

  • PARASHAT TERUMAH 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat TERUMAH YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David The Ramban explains the concept of the ‘Mishkan’ the Tabernacle the Bnei Yisrael were commanded to construct in the desert... More

  • MISHPATIM 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat MISHPATIM YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David ‘Veele ha’mishpatim’, the letter ‘vav’ in ‘veele’ connects the contents of our parasha to the subject at the end of... More

  • PARASHAT YITRO 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat YITRO YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David Moshe welcomes Yitro his father-in-law into the camp in the desert and honours him. He describes to Yitro details of... More

  • Parashat Shemeot 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat SHEMEOT YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David The Jewish midwives Yocheved (Shifra) and Miriam (Puah) who did not do the bidding of Paroah to cause the death... More

  • VAYACHI 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat VAYACHI YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David The parsha unlike any other begins in the middle of the paragraph and is called ‘setuma’ – concealed, blocked... More

  • VAYETZE 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat VAYETZE YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David Yaakov leaves his family and home to escape his brother’s wrath. He makes his way to Haran. He is almost... More

  • PARSHAT TOLDOT 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat TOLDOT YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David The pasuk tells us that Rifka was barren and could not have children ‘Vayetar Yitzhak La Hashem Lenochach Ishto Ki... More

  • PARSHAT VAYERA 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat VAYERA YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David Abraham Avinu performed the mitzvah of milah at the age of 99. On the third day when Abraham was in... More

  • PARSHAT NOACH 5775 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Thoughts on Parashat NOACH YEAR 20 by Dayan Abraham David On the pasuk ‘Vayabo Noach Vu banov veishto venshe banav ito il hatebah mipene mey hamavul’ Noach and his family... More

  • Shemini 5774 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - The Sidra tells us about how Moshe Rabbenu commands Bnei Yisrael and teaches them how to distinguish between the animals we may eat from and those we may not. ‘Zot... More

  • Tzav 5774 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - We read Parashat Zachor the week before Purim to remember what Amalek did to our forefathers in the desert after ‘Yetziat Mitzrayim’, connecting it to what his descendant Haman tried... More

  • Vayikra 5774 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - After the construction of the ‘Mishkan’ we are introduced to the offerings we may bring and those we have to bring for atonement. The word ‘korban’ comes from the word.... More

  • Pekudei 5774 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - Vayabi-u et HaMishkan el Moshe’, and they brought the tabernacle to Moshe, after they had completed the work on it. Rashi brings a Midrash that they were unable to set... More

  • Vayakhel 5774 Wednesday,29 April,2015 - The Midrash Rabah heaps great praise on Betzalel who was chosen by G-d to build the Mishkan and its vessels, quoting the pasuk in Mishli ‘Tane le chacham ve Yachem... More